Event tech startup Hopin has frequently made headlines over the past year following several rounds of investment. The company was recently valued at $5.65 billion with an annual recurring revenue of only $70 million — but what does this actually mean?
How Follow-Up Testing Factors Into the Recovery of Live Events
A February “Stronger Together” joint trade show in Orlando was the first of its kind to trial an onsite testing program. Then news broke about a cluster of infections related to a much smaller testing bubble on the other coast. So how reliable is testing?
UK’s Staggered Reopening Plan Presents Big Risks to Events
The UK’s announcement of a staggered end to lockdown restrictions triggered a 600 percent increase in the country’s Ticketmaster sales last week. Concert-goers may have renewed confidence in future events, but how dependable is the projected timeline?
Zoom Leverages a Homebound World for Record Year
Video conferencing company Zoom has reaped the benefits of mandatory work-from-home orders and cancelled events throughout 2020. It just closed out a record fiscal year with its third straight quarter of over 300 percent growth.
Eventbrite Posts $225 Million 2020 Loss and Expects Just Modest Events Recovery for First Half This Year
Eventbrite, the ticketing and tech platform, suffered a $225 million loss in 2020 despite still enabling 3.5 million virtual and live events during the pandemic's peak months, the company reported this week.
Open-for-Business Destinations Showcase Hybrid Event Potential
There is a growing consensus that hybrid events will dominate in 2021, but industry best practices are still being refined. The few places currently allowing in-person events give planners the real-world models that they need to plan successful hybrid events.
EventMB Gears Up for Next Phase of Growth Under New Leadership Team
We at Skift are bringing in new leadership for building the next phase of EventMB, intensely focused on the deciphering and defining the future of events that emerges in incoming months and years from the collision of virtual and face-to-face.
How the Pandemic Has Affected Event Insurance and What to Expect in 2021
Event insurance has been a complicated subject since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, with providers and planners clashing over potential payouts. Now, coverage is getting more expensive but removing protections for the most worrying risk: the pandemic.