Welcome to Toucan

Your New Social Experience

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What is Toucan?

Toucan is a platform designed to host virtual social events. Whether you're holding a casual get-together or a company happy hour, Toucan offers a space where authentic social interactions happen. Guests can move smoothly between smaller conversations within a larger event space, making virtual events approachable, engaging, and frictionless.

With Toucan, the days of socializing over rigid video conferencing tools are over. Be a part of our journey and join the flock.

Features


Group


Once you're in an event, you can join a group: a smaller conversation within the larger space. Simply hover your mouse over a group or person and join with a click. While you will see other groups on your screen, you will be speaking directly with the people in your group.


Agency


Move around an event as you would in-person. Jump from group to group to join a lively conversation or a thoughtful discussion. Want to break off into a smaller group? Ask your friend to start a new one. Toucan gives you the freedom to navigate an event in your own way.


Locate Me


Done exploring the event space to see who's there? Click the target button in the bottom bar to recenter your group in the middle of the screen.


Widescreen


If there is more than one person in the room, we recommend using the wide screen feature to widen the frame so more people are visible!


Gestures


Send gestures to others in the event to let them know how you are doing without disrupting the conversation.


Broadcast


Host and invited guests can talk to everyone at the event. Useful for announcements, speeches, presentations and even panel discussions.


Private Texts


Short private texts you can send to anyone in the event, including people you're talking to.


Media Sharing


Share your screen or discrete media content with your group or the whole event.

What People Are Saying

FAQ

Toucan is designed for social gatherings of 8+ people. Of course, you can use it for fewer than 8 people, but what makes our platform extra special is the ability to move around and form smaller groups in a larger space.

If you need some inspiration, here are some events that our users have hosted on Toucan:

  • Casual get-togethers with friends
  • Business happy hours
  • Birthday parties
  • Family reunions (Toucan works across all borders!)
  • Staff meetings
  • Summer programs
  • Informal spaces for office banter and mentorship connections
  • ...and more!

Toucan is specifically built for social events. Unlike other platforms, Toucan allows you to choose who you connect with and how you move through the event space. The best way to see the difference is to try it out for yourself.

We are working hard to roll out Toucan for everyone. The first people to get host access are those on our waitlist. If you haven't already, sign up for our waitlist and we will send further instructions.

Let's set up a demo! We want to make sure you feel confident hosting an event on Toucan. Contact us at contact@toucan.events to schedule a demo and walkthrough.

For other FAQs please visit our Support Center.

Toucan Team

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Antonia Hellman
CEO
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Ethan Hellman
CEO
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Paul Murphy
COO
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Ivo Rothschild
Chief Engineer

Advisors


Al Lieb
Founder
Evite


Erica Jack
VP of Product and Design
Openfit


Jerry Cain
Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University


Rodolfo Rosini
Entrepreneur and AI Juggernaut


Steven Hellman
Private Equity Investor and Entrepreneur


Renan Feldman
Cybersecurity Expert


Marc Boudria
AI Professional and Twitch DJ


Shawn Kung
Venture Partner and Lecturer
Stanford University


Andrea Kalmans
Startup Champion
Lontra Ventures

Scientific Collaborators

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Bilge Multu
Associate Professor of Computer Science Computer-human interaction specialist University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Bill Von Hippel
Professor of Social Intelligence
University of Queensland

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Paula Niedenthal
Professor of Affective Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Join the Flock
Enjoy your new social experience