Amidst the end-of-year hustle and bustle, it is always rewarding to take a moment to look back on everything we’ve accomplished together over the past 12 months.
We’ve had one heck of a year–from securing $37 million in series B fundraising to our brand-new look and everything in between.
Let’s take a closer look at some of our 2023 highlights.
We raised $37 million in Series B funding
This latest funding highlights the growing demand for our product and our leadership in the community-building industry.
The new capital will fuel our continued platform innovation and expand our global team to further support our customers worldwide.
We got a makeover
When we started Hiverite almost a decade ago, we never imagined the incredible transformation we would undergo as a company.
We decided it was high time to refresh our look to better reflect the company we are today.
Earlier this year, we revealed our new look that reinforces Hivebrite as an enterprise brand and leader in community-building technology.
We were ISO 27001 certified for our information security management system
We were awarded the world-renowned ISO 27001 certification, recognizing our commitment to meeting the highest security standards for all customer data we handle.
We launched our customer community
We believe that innovation is always more impactful when purpose-driven. Consequently, in 2023, we strived to get an even deeper understanding of our customers' challenges and goals.
Our customer community offers a space for our customers to connect, share ideas, access resources, and support each other to build thriving communities.
Since launching in April, the community has grown by an impressive 94%! We have organized 18 events, including Q&A sessions and virtual meetups, to drive community-building efforts.
If you're not already a member of our customer community, you can join here.
We loved connecting customers IRL
Our HUG (Hivebrite User Group) events offer an opportunity for our customers to meet face-to-face, share success stories, and learn from their peers–all while getting exciting updates on Hivebrite’s product roadmap!
This year, we organized 5 HUGs around the globe, meeting our customers in Paris, Basel, NYC, Washington and Barcelona!
We launched our new podcast, Community Therapy
Community Therapy offers a fresh and authentic deep dive into community building with industry experts.
In each episode, industry thought leaders candidly discuss their challenges, share personal experiences, and offer practical advice that listeners can apply to their communities.
It’s a wrap for season one—guests included Carrie Melissa Jones, Christina Garnett, Deb Schell, Jenny Weigle, Nikki Thibodeau, and Adrian Speyer.
Season two will be live in the first half of 2024.
We published The Alumni Connection: Insights and Strategies from Experts
The Alumni Connection was created to inspire advancement professionals to think creatively and strategically about alumni engagement.
The guide has ten chapters, each dedicated to an overarching theme and featuring an interview with an advancement expert.
Usha, our president and chief revenue officer, explored occupational feminization and how to navigate historical influences, like the gendered division of labor and societal attitudes towards “soft skills,” that have led to the undervaluation and precariousness of community building.
The keynote was designed to equip community builders with strategies to influence change.