Microsoft named Hive Streaming ISV Partner of the Year 2021 and Top Tier global ISV at the annual Partner Inspiration Day.

Stockholm, September 23, 2021 – This year’s Partner Inspiration Day –a celebration of outstanding collaborations, dedication, and alignment– saw Microsoft highlight their partnership with Hive Streaming among over 250 partner organizations, both as a premier local vendor in Sweden and as a Top Tier global ISV.

“Hive Streaming is simply the best of the Swedish ISVs when it comes to winning large deals in new markets across the globe, by selling via Microsoft’s digital channel Azure Marketplace. Hive has been a pioneer in leveraging Marketplace and also provided inspiration and coaching to many other partners in their transformation to SaaS companies using digital B2B sales channels” says Marcus Gullberg, Director of Business Development at Microsoft Western Europe.

This award is a true testament to Hive’s commitment to putting customer needs first, understanding the market trends and industry shifts, and quickly reacting and adapting to them. With the introduction of co-selling initiatives through Azure Marketplace, Hive Streaming has become a role model in the industry, paving the way for others to explore new ways to offer customers seamless transactions.

With the work landscape evolving faster than ever before, staying ahead of customer needs means building teams that prioritize innovation in every aspect of the business. Together with Microsoft, the teams at Hive have been working on understanding how to provide the best technology and business support possible. This has resulted in making smarter investments, both into product development and GTM strategy, to ensure every step is aligned with the company goals and values.

As Ati Serpoushan, Hive’s VP of Alliances & GTM, says, “we are honored to be among such esteemed peers in today’s announcement and this helps us to continue investing in our strategic partnership with Microsoft, not only in the markets where we are successful but also to open new ways of working together.”

About Azure Marketplace

The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store that offers applications and services either built on or designed to integrate with Microsoft’s Azure public cloud. The products and services sold through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace come from either Microsoft directly or its technology partners

About Hive Streaming

Hive Streaming helps enterprises and organizations to drive employee engagement by providing a video experience platform maximizing video reach, quality and interaction at scale. Its list of customers counts more than 130 global companies representing some of the world’s most innovative and admired brands. Hive Streaming plays an integral role in the video delivery and networking infrastructure of Fortune 500 companies globally.

“For Hive Streaming, becoming Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year is a powerful endorsement from the largest player in the market that Hive is truly relevant and helping our joint enterprise customers succeed with their video adoption journey. This acknowledgment helps us to evolve our mutual partnership by forging new global alliances, to deliver innovative solutions against our shared goal of democratizing corporate video for our enterprise customers.” – Johan Ljungberg, CEO at Hive Streaming