Daphne Hoppenot was inspired to launch The Vendry after hosting and attending hundreds of events while running partnerships at Yext, a NYC-based software company. During this time, she witnessed firsthand the value events had for the company, but was also surprised at how much time was spent constantly researching new venues, concepts and vendors.
She felt there was an opportunity to offer better resources to the new generation of corporate event planners redefining the growing, $300B+ industry of brand experiences. So in April of 2019, Daphne launched The Vendry: a platform where corporate event planners can source the best ideas, agencies, venues, and vendors for their events.
Daphne is from McLean, VA and studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. She joined Yext in 2010 where she built and ran their global publisher network. Daphne is a proud mother of a 1 year old boy who was born a week after The Vendry launched.