We are thrilled to announce that Hyperfair has raised $1.2M in additional seed funding from a great group of institutional investors, both American and European. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), in participation with Atlante Ventures – Intesa San Paolo’s Venture Capital Fund, and Como Venture.

Founded in 2010, Hyperfair is a San Francisco based company that is reinventing the way virtual trade shows are showcased online.

Our online events feature a 3D environment, where exhibitors and attendees meet, engage, and do business through their avatars, just as they would at any physical event.

Greg Papadopoulos, Venture Partner at NEA said, “The historic cycles of tremendous hype followed by equal amounts of disappointment relegated virtual worlds to a flying cars view of the future. Now however, it really seems that Hyperfair has cracked the code and is receiving terrific traction by making the experience super easy and focusing on meeting a real business need around cost-effective and cross-border business presence. Hyperfair’s 3D world is doing for trade shows what 2D video conferencing has done for meetings.”

Featuring a simple, intuitive interface, Hyperfair’s terrific game-like technology enables life-like dynamics, facilitating business matching.

“Hyperfair dramatically revolutionizes the way people do business matching by allowing anyone to exhibit, attend, or host an event from anywhere in the world,” Marco Campanari, Hyperfair CEO, said. “Finally, with the help of this funding round, we can continue to improve Hyperfair and provide a great social business experience for our users.”