Event Tech Startup Happied Just Raised $1.6M To Build Out Its Development Team

For Happied CEO April Johnson, the current strategy for company event-planning just doesn’t quite work, especially in the 2022 virtual workplace.

“Every company does events, and the vast majority of them don’t have dedicated in-house resources to properly plan their team, client and community events,” Johnson told Technical.ly. “It’s often the overworked executive assistant, the team manager or the CEO themself planning the events.”

Johnson’s company is an online event-planning startup in DC that provides companies with mail-order kits that enable activities like making cocktails and cookie decorating with the help of tech. The company specializes in events for hybrid and virtual teams seeking more company culture connections. With a new seven-figure raise, it hopes to build out its team so other companies can better benefit from its online-focused services.