Virtual Event platforms

Updated: February 20, 2022

2022. Virtual events platform EventX closes $18M Series B

Kong-based events management platform EventX has raised another $8 million for its Series B. The company started out 8 years ago by managing real-life events, from supporting user registration to helping attendees exchange virtual business cards. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, it saw an opportunity to go digital, so it developed a new service akin to Hopin, supporting live events like webinars and virtual exhibitions. Today, the platform also has a lead-generation function, helping organizers develop new clients and partners through events.

2022. Zuddl raises $13M for its simple but powerful virtual events platform

Virtual events are here to stay. Zuddl, a virtual events platform, has raised a $13.35 million Series A to make them easier to host, simpler to customize and, hopefully, more engaging. Zuddl’s focus isn’t solely on the big, public-facing trade shows we all hear about every year. Instead, they’ve found momentum in helping large companies (their landing page names Microsoft, Kellogg’s and HSBC) host their internal events — think job fairs, training programs and cross-department networking gatherings.

2021. Twine raises $3.3M to add networking features to virtual events

Twine, a video chat startup that launched amid the pandemic as a sort of “Zoom for meeting new people,” shifted its focus to online events and, as a result, has now closed on $3.3 million in seed funding. Event owners can use the product for free on twine’s website for small events with up to 30 users, but to scale up any further requires a license. Twine charges on a per attendee basis, where customers buy packs of attendees on a software-as-a-service model. The company’s customers can then embed twine directly in their own website or add a link that pops open the twine website in a separate browser tab.

2021. Pivoting from offline into virtual events for enterprises nets Tame a $5.5M

Tame had a digital event suite for offline corporate events. But with the pandemic hitting, it did a hard pivot into providing a highly customizable virtual events platform, primarily used by companies for their sales events. The result is that it has now raised a seed round of $5.5 million. Tame gives you the freedom to design and manage your virtual events the way you want. With Tame you can fully customise your virtual events and make them fun, engaging & exciting to attend.

2021. InEvent raises $2M for its virtual conference platform

InEvent, a startup powering virtual and hybrid events, has raised $2M in seed funding. InEvent is less focused on replicating giant consumer events and more on helping businesses hold virtual events where they can connect with clients and partners. Two of the big needs for B2B events are customization and support, so InEvent has created what he described as a “really beautiful” product that can still be customized with the organizer’s branding. The platform includes a virtual lobby where participants can browse all the programming, a video player, a registration system, the ability to create a conference mobile app and more.

2020. Welcome raises $12 million to become the Ritz Carlton for event platforms

Startup Welcome, that is positioning itself as the “Ritz-Carlton for virtual events,” has raised $12 million Series A. Welcome features a control room for event producers, breakout rooms for attendees, a green room for speakers, white-label branding, networking, audience question & answer functionality and more. Welcome also offers event producers the ability to hold hybrid events that are both online and in-person. Welcome is targeting enterprise customers for annual contracts in the five-figure range.

2020. Hopin raises $125M for its online events platform

Hopin, a startup that provides online events software, has closed a $125 million Series B. Its virtual events technology caught a tailwind when COVID-19 cancelled travel and in-person events all around the world. Suddenly, Hopin’s vision of hosting events online was the only way to hold confabs. But Hopin’s original vision was hybrid events, allowing IRL events to merge with online experiences, we reckon. So, when the world gets a vaccine, Hopin doesn’t see the event as an existential risk to its platform.

2020. Hubilo raises $4.5 million to focus on virtual events

Event analytics platform Hubilo, that pivoted to become a virtual events platform to survive the impact of COVID-19, has raised a $4.5 million seed round, led by Lightspeed. Hubilo is now competing with other virtual event platforms, like Cvent and Hopin. The company differentiates by giving organizers more chances to rebrand their virtual spaces; focusing on sponsorship opportunities that include contests, event feeds and virtual lounges to increase attendee engagement; and providing data analytic features that include integration with Salesforce, Marketo and HubSpot. Hubilo’s clients have included the United Nations, Roche, Fortune, GITEX, IPI Singapore, Tech In Asia, Infocomm Asia and Clarion Events.

2020. Virtual events platform Airmeet raises $12M

Airmeet, a startup that offers a platform to host virtual events, has raised $12M. Airmeet allows users and businesses to host interactive virtual events. Its platform intuitively replicates aspects of a physical event, offering a backstage, grouping people to a table, allowing participants to network with each other and even enabling event organizers to work with sponsors. Airmeet, currently in public beta, is available through a freemium model where it charges businesses based on their usage.

2020. Hopin raises $40M for its virtual events

Hopin, a London-based startup building virtual events technology, announced that it has raised a $40 million Series A from Salesforce and others. Hopin’s technology allows events to recreate the traditional in-person conference, online. This includes features that allow hosts to have digital equivalents of real-world event locations and activities, like expo centers, various stages, and networking capabilities. This mirroring of an IRL get-together, online, could make digital events more attractive to attendees who have become accustomed to a certain method of congregating.

2020. Bevy raises $15M to power virtual events and business communities

Virtual event and community building software has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The company had already started moving into virtual events when the conference business ground to a halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s seen demand explode in the last few months. For example, he pointed to how Duolingo has used the platform to host 1,000 events in the past six weeks, while Startup Grind went from a single virtual event in February (in Wuhan, China) to planning 600 for June. Salesforce is also using the platform.