Introducing Instant Book — the fastest way to book events!
Our platform and marketplace help great venues to be discovered, booked, and experienced by people looking to have extraordinary events. That's why national brands, hospitality groups, and independent venues invite us in, trusting us to help their events business run better and grow larger.
We serve hospitality companies of all sizes with a platform to propel their businesses forward. From our very first customer, we listened, learned, and built, all in an effort to help them thrive. This level of service is in our DNA and woven into everything we do.
Our customers come from all walks of life. No matter their venue size, every one of them started with a dream: create and deliver experiences to be enjoyed and remembered. Our goal is to back the dream—and the ones who hustle behind the scenes to help make it happen.
Our two-sided platform creates exposure and access to incredible experiences, connecting our customers directly to their guests. We're always evolving—adapting to and anticipating our customers’ needs, because their ambitions don’t stop, so neither will we.
Founded by Nick, Alex, and Tom in Nick's living room
Moved into first "official" office and printed shirts instead of business cards
Hired first employee and moved into 2nd and 3rd office space
Raised Series-A funding from Storm Ventures and launched our mobile app
Reached 40 employees and decided against communal Sonos access
Received strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners
Introduced Gather Gives and hosted the first Gather Gives Day
Reached 100 employees and landed in Inc 500's fastest-growing list
Partnered with 5K locations and surpassed 1M events per year
Acquired Eventup, a Chicago-based event venue marketplace
Announced investment from Enlightened Hospitality Investments
Co-founder & CEO
As CEO, Nick drives the vision, strategy, and growth of Gather. Quickly after Gather was founded, it’s become the leading event management platform, and Nick has led Gather’s rise as the ultimate growth engine for hospitality businesses of all sizes. Prior to founding and leading Gather, Nick worked at Bain & Company focusing on tech, media, telecom, and private equity.
As CEO, Nick drives the vision, strategy, and growth of Gather. He focuses on building an exceptional team, supporting a value and mission-driven culture, and telling Gather’s story to our market through product messaging, vision and execution. Prior to founding Gather, Nick worked at Bain & Company focusing on technology and private equity.
As the Vice President of Marketing, Libby is the steward of Gather’s marketing and demand generation strategies. Leveraging hospitality insights, she is deploying a marketing approach that positions Gather as a world-class brand and suite of products for restaurants & venues looking to fuel their growth and delight their guests. Prior to Gather, Libby worked at Eventbrite, specializing in demand generation marketing.
As the Vice President of Marketplace, Erik leads the vision and strategy of Eventup, a Gather marketplace. His goal is to build the top destination for planners looking to book their next event. Prior to Gather, he led product at Experience to transform the way everyone attends and personalizes live events.
As the Vice President of Sales, Josh is focused on empowering small businesses and enterprises alike to streamline, manage and scale their events programs. Josh is committed to powering growth for Gather and building a team that provides exceptional customer experience through every touchpoint. Prior to joining Gather, Josh held leadership positions at Salesforce and G/O Digital.
As Vice President of Engineering, Daniel leads Gather’s software engineering and product delivery teams. Daniel’s goal is to bring engineering rigor and process to Gather’s products in order to ensure scalability as they grow in the marketplace. Prior to joining Gather, Daniel spent 15 years in the retail and hospitality software space in addition to serving as CIO/CTO for several growth-stage startups in Atlanta.
As the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer leads Gather’s Customer Experience and People Operations teams. Her focus is on building scalable processes and strong teams to create value for Gather’s employees and customers. Prior to Gather, Jennifer led technical support and content teams at nThrive.
Co-founder & Chief Architect
As Chief Architect, Tom drives Gather’s architectural roadmap with a focus on product stability and reliability and delivering modern software for our clients. Tom’s goal is to build and maintain Gather’s platform in order to drive growth for our clients. Prior to founding Gather, Tom worked at the intersection of policy, politics & technology in Washington, D.C.