London-based Hopin bought two more video streaming businesses as the virtual events start-up spends some of the hundreds of millions of VC-funding it’s raised. The company, which stages online events and conferences, has benefitted hugely from the worldwide shift to working from home, raising $570 million in VC-funding since founding two years ago, at a valuation that reached $5.65 billion. ...
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