Scaling of Europe's Fastest Growing Startup of All Time: Founder of Hopin, Johnny Boufarhat

Thu, Mar 25, 2021, 6:00 PM (GMT)

About this event

Johnny Boufarhat founded Hopin in 2019. It is a virtual events platform and video-focused software service. They just closed a $400 million Series C. The new capital values Hopin at $5.65 billion. We invited the founder and CEO to share with us how they did it.

Hopin announced that it has closed a $400 million Series C, co-led by top VC companies Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst. According to TechCrunch, Hopin is reaching revenue of $70 million ARR today.

As part of the transaction, Andreessen Horowitz's Sriram Krishnan will join Hopin’s board. 

Hopin had grown rapidly, from $20 million ARR in Q4 2020. It had recently bought StreamYard, a company that brought $27 million worth of ARR to the combined entity. Hopin spent $250 million on that deal, a transaction that was announced in January of this year. The company has raised $565 million since February of 2020.

Hopin intends to invest heavily in its product and engineering functions, in order to keep the company’s product spend high as a percentage of revenue.

SG SHow panel: The Innovation Puzzle – How can startups close corporate partnerships

The panel will include speakers from GE healthcare and Wayra:

  • Jan Beger, Senior Director Digital Ecosystem at GEHC, and the Lead of the EMEA Edison accelerator
  • Patricia Nicola, Head of Venture Development and Partnerships at Wayra

Discussion topics will be around how startups can work with corporates, with a segway into AI and healthcare:

  • How can startups get involved with corporates?
  • How can Deep Tech help me stay healthier?
  • Segway into Healthcare – What technologies are available for me to use?

Join us on 25th March for a fireside chat with Hopin’s founder and CEO, Johnny Boufarhat and a panel with Wayra and GE Healthcare.




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