Happin, developers of an enterprise-grade entertainment platform for live events today announced it has launched the industry’s first hybrid event solution that includes ticketing, livestream, audio after parties, VIP fan meetings, virtual gifting, in-stream merchandise sales, on-demand playback, voting and more all on a single platform. The company also revealed that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding, which will enable Happin to accelerate growth, launch new product offerings, increase sales and expand staff. Forward-thinking venues like Thunder Studios in Los Angeles, Markham Fairgrounds in Toronto, The Axis Club in Toronto and The Bowery Electric in New York are already making things happen with Happin.
“We are excited to introduce the world to Happin,” stated Happin CEO Alex Li. “Venues, promoters, fans and artists all want live events, but without the risk of cancellations or shutdowns. Happin helps mitigate these risks while also providing an easy, more engaging event management and participation experience. This fresh infusion of working capital will help us scale our operations while bringing more fans, artists, promoters and venues together from around the world.”
Happin is the only centralized event platform in the industry. From easy ticket sales, performance tracking and fan engagement to additional revenue streams, Happin has everything customers need for their next event. The innovative new platform is capable of supporting 40 million livestream users, with up to 10 million users conducting real-time interactions. The result is a fun, reliable platform that helps venues and promoters increase revenue while helping artists better connect with their fans.
“Happin is a progressive and innovative company that’s led by a team of amazing professionals,” said lead investor Manuel DaCosta, CEO of MDC Media Group Inc. “Happin has a unique business model that addresses all of the pain points within the live event industry that resulted from the pandemic. They’ve set a new standard for events, and I can’t wait for what’s next.”
With Happin, live shows of all sizes can become hybrid, in-person and virtual events. Artists can connect with fans from anywhere in the world and fans can visit venues and experience shows from anywhere. For artists, Happin enables them to create the same revenue streams as with conventional concerts. Venues and promoters can also monetize traditional, in-person events while creating a presence that stretches far beyond local limits.
Happin’s unique features include:
Robust ticketing:Happin is the only multi-event ticketing platform that puts everything in one place. Happin’s hybrid solution means venues can sell in-person and livestream tickets at the same time.
Built-in Livestream:This ensures asmooth user experience - from ticketing to livestream watching.
Audio fan meetings: Artists can promote upcoming shows by hosting a Clubhouse-like room.
VIP fan meetings: Artists can talk 1-on-1 with their core fans; the best parts of a meet and greet with all their boundaries respected.
In-stream merchandise sales: For venues, promoters and artists there’s no selling out and no long lines before or after the show. Merch can even be sold during the show and fans won’t miss a second of it.
Virtual gifting: Purchasing emojis is the new form of tipping during a livestream show. Fans can show love when virtual gifts are added to the event.
On-demand playback: Artists don’t have to wait until the next performance to give something to their fans. Past livestreams can be shown again and again to help build excitement for the next big event.
Live chat: Live chats keep fans in the loop with what’s happening in real-time during a show.
“When the pandemic hit, we were completely sidelined and had no meaningful way to connect with our fans,” said Jorge Dias, Manager of Axis Club. “Happin helped put us get back out there and gave us a new way to engage with our fans and supporters. Now our live shows are hybrid shows and we can connect with our fans from anywhere, even if we are in Toronto and they are in London.”
For more information about Happin please visit Happin.app.
Happin is an enterprise-grade entertainment platform for live events that combines ticketing, livestream, fan engagement and much more. Promoters and venues can now bring fans to live shows from anywhere in the world. For more information please visit Happin at Happin.app or on Twitter @AppHappin.
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