With the huge demand for live streaming event platforms, some startups have been very busy ! The international crisis is making people from all around the world to ask for companies to stream live events

Networking through live streaming event platforms

We found some platforms to either host or attend online events! They are easy to use and very practical. Here’s some information about each of the platforms and how to subscribe to them. 

Hopin

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About: Hopin lets more than 100.000 people join a live event. They also give the opportunity to participate to Q&A sessions. People can meet and network with the entire network online. 

You can either be registered as audience and join upcoming events or you can manage your own. Moreover, you don’t have any restrictions regarding the number of participants for your conference.

Pricing for organising an event: Hopin takes 15% of the total ticket revenue.

Johnny Boufarhat is CEO and founder at Hopin, which he created back in 2019. In addition, he is co-founder of Readory, an online blogging platform.

Run The World

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About: With Run The World, you will be able to either attend online events or create your own. Latest videos, live technologies or mobile are the main subjects on the platform. 

If you only wish to be an attendee, you can directly go on their website and join several conferences online. Podcasts, creative workshops, online experts, companies, communities and more are awaiting for you!

In order to host an event, you will need to subscribe to Run The World. Then, you are only a few clicks away from your event.

Pricing for organising an event: Run The World is free.

In 2019, Xuan Jiang and Xiaoyin Qu founded Run The World. Xuan Jiang was a Software Engineer at Facebook before co-founding the platform. On the other hand, Xiaoyin Qu has a few experiences such as a Marketing and Product Development at Atlassian, Product Manager at Instagram, Senior Product Manager at Facebook and more.

Tech Events Online

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About: Here’s one of the live streaming event platforms where you can find more than 1000+ technology videos from conferences about Virtual Reality, Lean UX, SaaS, AI and Big Data. These events take place in Amsterdam, New-York, Tokyo, Vienna… you will have many choices! On Tech Events Online, you can also find past sessions.

To find your pearl, you can enter the subject/speaker/location you would like to find on the platform. You will need to register to watch an event.

Zoom

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About: Zoom is a platform where you can create online conferences and exchange phone calls. Moreover, it is possible to organise an event for free if your event is less than 40 minutes with maximum 100 persons.

After entering your personal information, you can either join a meeting or host a meeting with few options (video on, video off or screen only).

This platform is used by many entrepreneurs as its use is simple and accessible for everyone.

Pricing for organising an event: You have different options.

  • Basic: Free. Until 100 participants, 40 minutes meeting and an unlimited number of conferences.
  • Pro: 13.99€ Until 100 participants, 24hour meeting duration & more features
  • Business: 18.99€ Until 300 participants, minimum 10 hosts, no duration limit & more features
  • Enterprise: 18.99€ Until 500 participants (EnterprisePlus is 1’000 participants), minimum 50 hosts & more features

Eric S. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011. On his curriculum, he also worked as a VP Engineering at WebEx and Cisco.

Twitch

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About: Twitch is a platform where millions of people interact. It is indeed used a lot for video games, but it can also welcome all kind of events – you decide. You will need to find a community that likes your videos and keep them posted regularly. It is a very interactive platform – so you will need to be active! Of course, you have the possibility to join other channels of your own interest.

Once you sign up on the platform, you will be able to choose your interests. It will show you different conferences according to your choices. You can start live-streaming on your profile as soon as you are ready. A streamer can also gain a better “status” depending on how many viewers and how many times he streams per week.

Pricing for using the platform as an entertainer: you will pay subscriptions fees (4.99€/month, 9.99€ or 24.99€) as donations for Twitch.

They will give you the possibility to add features to your videos in order for them to be more personalised. Moreover, this will allow you to earn a revenue through donations from users. You can also receive sponsorship if your channel is successful.

If you only want to take a peek to videos and broadcasts, you can do it for free.

In 2011, Justin Kan launches Twitch and Justin.tv with Emmett Shear and Christophe Genevais. Today, Justin Kan is CEO at Atrium.

Google Hangouts

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About: Google Hangouts is a platform that allows users to create a conference from 2 to 10 participants. You can access this service through Google+ or Gmail. During the meet-up, it’s possible to send files, add visual effects, broadcast the conference on Youtube and more.

Google Hangouts is free for users. You need to sign in with your gmail account and you can get started!

Brella

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About: This platform allows you to host events online, but not only! They offer event management, event matchmaking, sponsorship & partnership and of course, customer success.

You can also join as an attendee for free. You will need to register in order to attend an event.

Pricing for organising an event: The price is “on per event basis and depends on two points: a) number of attendees you expect to have at your event (with virtual a bit different) and b) number of events you organise on the platforms. No other parameters matter (number of sponsors/exhibitors/sessions/speakers). The final price and payment plan are always discussed during the video call with one of their Account Executives. They are able to meet event organizers halfway pricewise when they believe that Brella can add a lot of value and significantly elevate the output of events in question”.

To get more information, you need to contact Sales.

In brief, these live-streaming event platforms are here to simplify your daily life. Within a click, you can optimise your time and budget while being connected with hundreds of people all around the world. Whether you are an organiser or just a curious person, don’t hesitate to try them – we did and it’s beyond practical!

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Investment Funds for Startups in Barcelona

You have an early-stage project ready for success, but chances are, you need funding. Without funding, reaching success is very hard, not to say almost impossible. If you are confident enough and ready to share your project with the rest of the world… Located in Barcelona, here are Tech Investment Funds for startups you can reach out to.

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Active Venture Partners

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Founded in 2004, Active Venture Partners invests in Europe and continually searches for astounding business visionaries with great ideas that will have an impact on our society. The enterprise believes that with the right support and direction an organization has more chance to turn into a pioneer than competition. Furthermore, they have an active community where they also like to join for some networking and beer. 

Apply to the Fund: You will need to contact them directly by phone +34 93 178 6868.

Galdana Ventures

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Galdana Ventures is a €900M fund founded in 2015. They are investing into a portion of the top level firms in the Unites States, Asia, Israel and Europe. The companies in which they choose to invest must have a competitive advantage in order to distinguish themselves. In addition, the team has over 100 years of experience in entrepreneurship and investment. 

Apply to the Fund: You can either contact them by phone +34 93 187 03 16 or by email.

ABAC Solutions

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ABAC Solutions has been investing approximately €320M since 2015 into Spanish medium-sized organizations. The founders are disciplined investors. Therefore, their investments are well thought, and their interest must be aligned with their investment criteria. You need to make sure you check all the boxes before applying.  

Apply to the Fund: In order to get in touch with ABAC Capital, you need to complete this form.

Nauta Capital

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Since 2004, Nauta Capital is looking for passionate entrepreneurs who are looking for a challenge which is achievable with limited funding. The enterprise is passionate about capital-efficient disruptors that are reimagining large industries where technology has had limited impact. Additionally, they invest into European B2B software companies. They are eager to find motivated and innovative teams. 

Apply to the Fund: You can either get in touch with one of Nauta Capital’s employee or reach to them through their application form.

Inveready

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Active since 2008, Inveready invests into early-stage technology based companies. More particularly, they invest “through 4 verticals: Venture Capital in Digital Technology, in Life Sciences, Venture Debt and Hybrid Financing“. They detain more than €400M of assets under management. In 2017, the enterprise received the Best Venture Capital firm in Spain.

Apply to the fund: You can send your deck here.

Lánzame Capital

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Lánzame Capital is a pledge fund which invest into startups. The fund is detained by private investors who all come from different industries. They believe it can sometimes be difficult to obtain a fund for your project. This is why they created this platform in order to build a bridge between entrepreneurs and investors.

Apply to the fund: The investors will consider your project once you have send it here.

VentureCap

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Venture Cap was founded in 2000 and has been investing into growing startups since then. The fund was created by entrepreneurs who wanted to transmit their knowledge to new teams as well as helping them accelerate their growth. Being apart of the investment funds for startups in Barcelona, VentureCap looks into 4 sectors: E-commerce, Health, Technology and Education.

Apply to the fund: You can contact them here.

Nero Ventures

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Nero Ventures is a venture capital fund which focuses on technology-based companies.They help them creating value and realising their business vision. The firm invest into early stage startups. More precisely, they either invest into “Enterprise software technology B2B” or “Consumer software technology B2B2C“. More information on their website.

Apply to the fund: They would prefer if you are recommended by someone of their knowledge. You can get in touch with them by phone + 34 933 65 81 78.

Itnig Fund

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Itnig Funds invests 100.000€ per company and they offer their support without getting in the middle. They focus on understanding the market opportunity and making sure they fully align with the team. Moreover, they look for intuitive and fast movers, talent developers, hard workers, customer oriented, bottom line focused and growth obsessed. All at the same time!

The Pitch to Investors event is linked to Itnig’s Fund. Every Thursday, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of investors and an audience. You get an instant feedback from investors. Afterwards, you have time to network and have a beer.

Apply to the Fund: You will need to go to their website and apply as an entrepreneur. Then, they will send you a video interview request by email – you will answer to questions pre-registered. After that, they might invite your to the Pitch to Investors. Investors will get back to you if the project catch their interest.

To sum up, these investments funds are always looking for a unique project which detains the one competitive advantage on the market. We hope the investment funds for startups in Barcelona will be in your favour. In other words, good luck with your project and thank you for reading!

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