Grip is the leading AI-powered event networking solution empowering event attendees to reach their business goals faster.

Grip empowers professionals with quality interactions and the event industry with full-cycle support and valuable insights.

Grip was founded in 2014 by Tim Groot. The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Grip's proprietary technology drives intelligent recommendations through Grip’s self-learning matchmaking engine. 

Grip takes the hard work out of networking by becoming an attendees own personal matchmaker through its AI software which employs clever use of social and behavioral data. Using advanced algorithms, Grip recommends the right people and presents them on an easy-to-use swiping interface.


Grips AI-powered algorithms mean attendees get more personalized matchmaking recommendations based on their interests, including pre-event meeting scheduling. For exhibitors, the software captures business leads and provides post-event analytics. Grip integrates with various streaming platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube, Zoom, BlueJeans and others.


Grip hosted more than 100 events a month and was used by 1.5 million people. Grip counts some large event organizers as clients, including Reed Exhibitions and Messe Frankfurt.


Grip is backed by Kennet Partners, Founders Factory and others. The company raised $14.5M in a Series A round on Feb 18, 2021. This brings Grip's total funding to $14.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $14.5M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: London
  • State: Greater London Area
  • Country: United Kingdom
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