The Family Online Safety Institute Welcomes Hopin to Membership

October 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. --  The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announces that leading shared experiences platform Hopin will join as its new member. 

As an all-in-one solution, Hopin enables immersive and interactive connection from anywhere for live virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. Since it was founded in 2019, the  platform has connected people around the world for internal company events, personal events, full-scale conferences and many more, allowing users to join and learn together with innovative features. With millions of users around the world and a mission to “make the world feel closer,” Hopin strives to offer a meaningful and effective way of staying connected to the conversations and communities people care about most.

“So much of our personal and professional lives shifted to digital spaces during the pandemic,” said Stephen Balkam, FOSI CEO. “Platforms like Hopin became vital for allowing people to continue to convene and connect without sacrificing experience. We look forward to working with Hopin to continue refining safety best practices in virtual communities.”

As a company, Hopin emphasizes the importance of access, engagement, and opportunity. With a focus on education, inclusivity and more, the platform strives to be a responsible part of the technology ecosystem and to build products that reduce barriers, emphasize global opportunity, and achieve the full benefits of a connected world.  

"The safety and security of our rapidly-growing community of users is the highest priority for us at Hopin," said David Faye, Hopin's Vice-President of Trust & Safety. "Hopin’s membership in FOSI is a natural extension of this commitment, and we are looking forward to leveraging - and contributing to the development of - best practices that foster safer online experiences around the world."

Hopin is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies. Since the beginning of 2020, Hopin has scaled from six to more than 900+ employees in 47 countries and grown from a few hundred event creators using its platform to more than 100,000 organizations hosting events on Hopin as well as millions of attendees showing up for events each month. This year, Hopin earned the position of No. 79 on the 2021 Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list and debuted on the Cloud 100 List.

About FOSI 

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's membership includes many of the leading Internet and telecommunications companies around the world.

About Hopin

Founded in 2019, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one, live experiences. Through its platform, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. With Hopin, anyone can create live virtual, hybrid and in-person events that are made highly interactive and immersive. Hopin acquired StreamYard, a leading video streaming studio, in 2020, and acquired Streamable, jamm as well as Boomset and Attendify in 2021. Hopin is a remote-first company headquartered in London, with employees in 47 countries. Learn more at