London-based event tech firm Glisser is set to go into administration this week.
And founder Michael Piddock is appealing to the rest of the sector to help the firm’s 25 employees find new roles.
Founded in 2014, the virtual and hybrid meeting platform gained prominence and won awards for its slide sharing and audience response system that shares presentation slides and polls to smartphones in real-time.
Piddock is appealing to anyone in the sector with open positions across sales, marketing, development and customer success to get in touch with Glisser’s employees – and has provided a list of people open to work.
Writing on Linkedin on Friday (27 January), Piddock said: “Sadly, it looks like Glisser will slip into administration next week. We've found a buyer for our platform, but not for the broader business.
“There will be a time and a place to tell our story, but right now my priority is finding new roles for 25 amazing people.
“If you have open positions available - across sales, marketing, development and customer success - please check out this list: Glisser People Open to Work - Public Version - Google Sheets
“I can vouch for every one of them. And thanks to everyone who was part of the journey.”
Commenting on the Linkedin post, ICE founder Anita Howard expressed dismay, saying, 'you have changed the way people interact with tech', while event tech expert Julius Solaris said, 'you have been a fighter in eventtech and your product has changed many events'.
Over the years, the company's customers have included numerous international associations, including UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry and the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.
The list of Glisser employees open to work can be found here.