Xiaoyin Qu, a former Facebook employee who created Run The World, an online events platform to lessen the barriers involved in attending big in-person conferences couldn’t foresee her application’s relevance when it came to depicting a contagion outbreak.
Eventually, she observed an abrupt surge in demand for virtual events long back in February, when the unprecedented pandemic led to the cancellation of multiple big conferences.
The augmented influencers
Afterwards, Qu revealed to CNBC that she eventually connected with Smith and Hart with the help of her existing investors who were “passionate about the mission of using online events to connect people and build communities” being “visionaries that create content” to engage and resonate with people. Then she continued saying, “We believe their guidance can be very critical..”
A surprising upturn
Meanwhile, an industry insider who’s familiar with the deal estimated the app’s market worth to be around $50 million which has witnessed a hundredfold boost in the number of users since the last three months. In fact, the company’s workforce has doubled to 30 employees over the last two months. Now, you can guess what possibilities it can offer in future. Indeed, it would be immense to triumph the value chain across the globe. A new world would definitely pose new hopes towards mankind.
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In tune with the lockdown
The app’s organizers have already hosted over 2,000 events till date, while visitors have joined the platform from across 40 nations. The series of activities have ranged from hackathon intended for developers to try hands-on software for fighting COVID-19, to a conference targeted towards little home fanatics. Yes, that well it works if you couldn’t entrust any option to go beyond physical in the past. For now, just grab the moment to experience its offerings exclusively amidst the quarantine!
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