Virtual events platform Hopin last week acquired live-streaming studio Streamyard for a reported $250 million. The move represents consolidation in the virtual events space.
Two start-ups combine. U.K.-founded and London-based Hopin, a statrt-up not yet two years old, has as its mission giving event organizers “the ability to recreate the in-person event experience as closely as possible, but online and all in one place.”
Streamyard, Oregon-based and one year older than its purchaser, is a browser-based live streaming studio which can stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms.
A platform for full-scale conferences. Unlike Zoom, for example, Hopin offers functionality suitable for conferences as well as for small group meetings, including ticketing and registration, break-out groups and meetings, and an expo area.
Last month, Hopin acquired mobile event app Topi, originally developed for in-person events.
All-in-one v. best-of-breed.Hopin aims to offer, in effect, a virtual event venue, with all the features required to host a virtual conference …