Who is Pied Piper? Good question! That would be the intrepid folks whose bios are featured on this site and are currently building out our platform for launch at CES. Do we employ a pleasant-seeming young woman of Asian descent, who apparently plays the guitar? Sadly no, though I hope to change that soon when we expand our team, including the guitar-playing part: It would be nice to hear some music around here besides Gilfoyle’s terrifying noise that sounds like angry men raping each other with guitars. Something from Sarah McLachlan’s Surfacing album for me, please!
This is by way of saying that some may have been a mite perplexed by the “I AM PIED PIPER” billboards—featuring said guitar-strumming woman—that recently went up on the 101 freeway and at other scattered locations in the greater Palo Alto area. These are the brainchild of our new investor Russ Hanneman, who believes they will promote our brand awareness. So for those who saw them, misunderstood and left us voicemails: We are a cloud-based compression company, and are ***not*** in the business of 1) selling guitars, 2) guitar lessons or 3) human trafficking.
I hope that clears things up! Jared out!