Belmont, California-based RingCentral, a cloud-based communication and collaboration platform, announced on Wednesday, August 2, that it has acquired select assets from Hopin, a London-based all-in-one event management platform.
The acquisition includes Hopin’s flagship Events platform and Session product.
Hopin Events is an all-in-one event management platform that has emerged as a game-changer for planning and producing virtual and hybrid events.
Using the platform, organisers can connect and engage with attendees, making event experiences interactive and immersive.
Whether it’s hosting conferences, multi-track sessions, networking events, sponsor booths, or managing robust registration tools, Hopin Events provides a robust set of features for events of all sizes and formats.
Hopin Session is known for enhancing meeting experiences. By offering highly personalised engagement solutions, the tool makes meetings interactive and engaging.
The acquisition includes technology assets, customer relationships, and engineering, product, and go-to-market talent from Hopin.
This acquisition expands RingCentral’s video solutions and strengthens the company’s ability to offer customers more choices, including specialised video use cases around interactive events.
RingCentral: Cloud-based business communications
RingCentral is a provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions that seamlessly combine phone, messaging, video meetings, and contact centre.
The company’s mission is to simplify business communications in any mode, on any device, anywhere, while executing its vision to deliver intelligent, connected experiences.
Currently, RingCentral’s video suite includes:
- RingCentral Video
- RingCentral Rooms
- RingCentral Webinar
With this acquisition, this suite will now be extended to include hosting and management of virtual and hybrid events at competitive pricing, confirms the company.
“We see an opportunity to redefine how video communication is experienced. This acquisition is a key next step in our journey to deliver more personalised and engaging video meetings and events for customers,” says Vlad Shmunis, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of RingCentral.
“We expect the technology and outstanding talent from Hopin will accelerate our ability to achieve these goals and help us differentiate our entire video portfolio,” says Shmunis.
Hopin: All-in-one event platform
Founded in 2019 by Johnny Boufarhat, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one, live experiences. Through the platform, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. Further, anyone can create live virtual, hybrid, and in-person events that are made highly interactive and immersive.
“We’ve built a world-leading events platform trusted by internal and customer-facing teams at large enterprises and SMBs around the world,” says Johnny Boufarhat, Founder and CEO of Hopin.
“We are thrilled to see the technology that Hopin has been developing over the years find a new home with RingCentral, a recognised UCaaS and CCaaS leader. We’re excited about RingCentral’s plans to grow and invest in the Events and Session platforms as we continue to pursue our vision of building a Community Suite for creators and influencers,” adds Boufarhat.