2020 challenged all of us in many ways. It pushed us outside of our comfort zone and we found ourselves navigating through an uncertain new reality.
While we are excited to wave 2020 goodbye, the truth is that hard times made us more creative and opened up new opportunities. Let’s take a few minutes to reflect on eight of the major success stories from the Campus X community in this unusual year:
1. FITE expands its services and becomes a #1 top-grossing app
“More streaming events, more users, additional sports, product evolution, continued learning and growth,” he replied.
And that’s exactly what 2020 has been about for FITE. At the start of the year, the company expanded its offerings by streaming sports like soccer, motorsports, basketball, international competitions, and e-sports.
FITE has recently ranked as a #1 top-grossing application across all categories. Another major milestone was the review they received in the prestigious Rolling Stone magazine.
2. HashiCorp raises $175M in Series E funding
Despite the global pandemic, HashiCorp received the impressive $175 Million in Series E funding back in March, along with a company valuation of $5.1 billion. Thus, the Campus X community became the home of a new unicorn company.
HashiCorp is a global leader in multi-cloud infrastructure software and has seen more than 100 percent year-over-year revenue growth for four consecutive years.
“At HashiCorp, we are providing the Global 2000 with the critical software they need to adopt a cloud operating model for their infrastructure,” says David McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp in a press release.
“Increasingly, our software is becoming mission-critical to the largest organizations in the world, and we take our responsibility to deliver on their expectations very seriously,” he adds.
3. Dronamics announces world’s first cargo droneport network
The cargo drone startup Dronamics also had a good year. At the beginning of December, they announced the world’s first cargo droneport network, which includes partnerships with 35 airports in Europe, including in Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Italy, and Sweden.
“The power of logistics to unlock economic value and opportunity is second to none. This is why especially in a post-2020 world, it is increasingly important to ensure same-day shipping is available not just in big cities, but in every community, no matter how small or remote,"comments the Co-Founder and CEO Svilen Rangelov.
"Now, more than ever before, it’s vital for countries to ensure uninterrupted trade and supply lines with their neighbors no matter what, and our international droneport network will allow just that,” he adds.
There’re plenty of exciting developments ahead of Dronamics, including completing the large-scale version of their cargo drone and launching their first commercial flights.
4. Healee marks a 1000% jump in e-consultations
“In times like these, telemedicine is essential, to patients and doctors alike. It is the most appropriate, and often the only option for people to talk to a doctor, without exposing themselves and others to the risk of infection, and without putting further strain on the heavily overloaded hospitals,” as the company explains.
This November Healee launched yet another great initiative. To provide easy access to professional help online, the company facilitates the contact between doctors and people diagnosed with COVID-19, who experience mild symptoms.