LONDON, October 10, 2016

UK Start-up GLISSER Announces US Expansion into Event Tech Market with $1m Investment Backing

Event Technology Startup Glisser launches Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in to US market, backed by $1m growth investment.

Glisser is the must-have presentation technology that’s banishing ‘death by PowerPoint’ by making presentations interactive and shareable. Glisser brings event organisers, presenters and delegates together for the first time in a seamless digital offering. The cutting edge plugin delivers slides to your smartphone live whilst combining real-time comments, questions and social interaction.

Glisser has collaborated with software giant Microsoft to integrate their ground-breaking event technology into PowerPoint as an add-in extension, to target the 20m business events held each year globally. CEO Mike Piddock said:

“Glisser’s PowerPoint Add-in is here to super charge the events industry by connecting presenters with audiences in real time. We’re combining powerful features for audience engagement and event data gathering, with the simplicity and familiarity of the PowerPoint interface.”

“The news of $1m investment means we are well positioned for growth over the next 12 months to meet an increasingly global portfolio of clients.”

“We’ve proven that Glisser has a direct impact on audience engagement in business presentations and that companies across the world want to use at their events. Now we’ve just made it ridiculously easy to try, learn and use.”

Glisser takes the pressure off event organisation, allowing presenters to select interactive elements and synchronise PowerPoint slides with the cloud using the PowerPoint Add-in, potentially minutes before presenters go on stage. Event delegates can view slides and interact with the speaker by simply navigating to a unique presentation URL in their smartphone browser.

The PowerPoint add-in, released this week, delivers live Q&A and a Twitter stream within the speaker’s presentation. Polls can be simply dragged and dropped into place with results, questions and interactions viewed live on the main screen, or post-event using Glisser’s analytics tool.