About galoo

Take Your Next Programming, Educational or Social Event Global

galoo helps unique venues and spaces generate additional revenue by providing the perfect virtual and hybrid platform in which multiple tours and events can take place.

Partners of galoo

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Exhibition that brings the stunning art of Dale Chihuly to visitors from around the world is now open for virtual tours and events through its partnership with galoo. Now, the art is preserved and every person on the planet has access to the eight galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse, and the Garden of Chihuly glass.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle, WA

Center of Wooden Boats

Through its partnership with galoo, the Center for Wooden Boats is able to share its local educational programming and maritime history with a global audience. Even the “hands-on learning” mission of the Center is achieved as guests engage with the collection via virtual and hybrid events.

The Center of Wooden Boats
Seattle, WA

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Industry Awards + Partnerships

Microsoft Partner

Through the Microsoft Partnership, galoo is part of a community providing the resources, programs and tools to support our customer experience. This partnership offers training and access to a broad range of products, services and expertise which support galoo in building and delivering solutions to address any need.

Best Industry Innovation/Pivot

galoo was recognized by the International Live Events Association, at the ECAA awards as the Best Industry Innovation of 2021. This award honors companies that have developed new products to further elevate the event industry.

Special Recognition, Best New Company or Service - Niki McKay

galoo CEO Niki McKay was awarded special recognition by the ECAA for her contribution to entrepreneurship through the creation of galoo. This award not only highlights Niki's innovation, it lifts up the company as one of the best in the industry.

History of galoo

In early 2020, Kathy was the Director of Sales  at the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.  As venues were closing and events were canceling due to the pandemic, she asked an important question: “How are we, as a venue, going to stay relevant in the virtual and hybrid worlds?”

In search of a platform that would represent a venue as it looks and feels in person, not gamified or animated, and with networking opportunities for the guests, Kathy reached out to trusted partner, Niki McKay, during one of their working lunches together.

Niki, CEO and Founder of Blue Danube Productions and a veteran leader in the event planning industry, and her team, did some research and were surprised to find there was a gap in the industry that represented a real opportunity to create something people truly needed: a platform that would provide the venue itself with opportunities for digital engagement.

galoo was created to bridge that space.