Global event tech player keeps busy over summer with two acquisitions

Online events platform Hopin has solidified its presence in the market with not one, but two recent acquisitions.

Its first business purchase was Topi in December, a mobile events app created almost 10 years ago by David Aubespin and Eric Sellin.

Topi’s technology leverages advanced geo-fencing, deep social media integration, and smart-ranking algorithms to enable users to discover others with shared interests, make new connections, and create communities that transcend location, according to Aubespin.

“Whether you are attending events in person or online, our mobile platform delivers the same value and experience for all attendees,” he wrote in a blog bost.

Both Aubespin and Sellin have joined the Hopin team to lead the development of the company’s hybrid and mobile products.

“Hopin has an ambitious roadmap ahead in 2021, as we roll out mobile development in phases in 2021,” Aubespin said.

“We will also introduce new hybrid-centric features to Hopin’s platform, while maintaining the same high-quality event experience familiar to our customers.”

Then, just last week, Hopin announced it had acquired video streaming platform StreamYard.

Johnny Boufarhat, founder and CEO of Hopin, said the acquisition combines the “beautiful” video production quality of StreamYard with his own company’s end-to-end live events experience.

“Together, we aim to provide a seamless, high-quality customer experience that makes people, not places, the heart of events,” he wrote in a blog post.

“Going forward, both StreamYard and Hopin users will continue to be able to use the services they know and love as they always have – no abrupt or sudden changes will happen.

“Only once we begin learning the best way to make the customer experience better will we begin to create a roadmap to bring both product experiences closer together. We look forward to listening and learning together with our communities.”