Software developer Marcato Digital Solutions secured $500,000 in funding from Innovacorp, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, Coastal Community Business Development Corporation, and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. this week, and will be used to expand into new markets and increase its sales team.
“Marcato is the sort of story we like to tell,” said Clifford Gross, president and CEO of Innovacorp. “Here’s a capable young entrepreneur, who identified a problem for his customers, developed a first-rate solution, and now is successfully launching it into the marketplace from his home in Cape Breton.”
Marcato Musician is web-based artist management software that lets musicians manage communications, schedule bookings, stay on top of tasks and deadlines, keep track of contacts and venues, store files in a centralized file manager, promote upcoming gigs on social networking sites, and generate printable tour itineraries and media kits. The other product the company offers is Marcato Festival, which offers similar features to festival organizers, helping them manage artists, events, volunteers, logistics and communications.