Back in 2014, events technology start-up, Glisser was founded when (the now Chief Executive) Mike Piddock noticed that the meetings he was a part of failed to deliver him insightful data. Today it was announced that Glisser has received $1 million in funding from investors such as Downing Ventures, the London Co-Investment Fund and Angel Investors to open an office in New York.
Glisser wants to make interacting with presentations easy, and enables presenters to interact and share slides with audiences via their smartphones. Glisser also graduated from the Microsoft Accelerator London, which is a program that helps entrepreneurs start great companies. High profile companies such as American Express and Bloomberg already use Glisser within their organizations.
Mike Piddock, Chief Executive of Glisser, had the following to say about securing $1 million in funding:
“In the past year we’ve grown our corporate client base and made significant improvements in our technology with excellent support from Microsoft… this round of funding means we are well positioned to build an exciting company over the next 12 to 18 months and establish our New York base to meet an increasingly global portfolio of clients.”
The app also allows users to run real-time polls, and run live questions and answer sessions with an audience. Those taking part in the presentation, however, don’t even need to download anything, and Glisser presentations can be accessed via a Web or smartphone browser. Glisser recently released an add-on for Office which integrates their technology into Microsoft’s Office products, and now over 1.2 billion users have a chance to benefit from the technology.Further reading: Microsoft, Office, PowerPoint