ZolkC Limited, a Waterford, Ireland-based provider of technology that enables tourist and heritage sites to deliver interactive and engaging experiences to visitors of all ages in multiple languages, has closed a €500k investment with Kernel Capital.
The investment, which was made through the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, will help the company expand into new markets, mainly in North America.
Founded in 2007 as a spin-out from Waterford IT and led by CEO Paul Savage, ZolkC has developed a platform that combines handheld guides with multimedia, video and audio content in order to allow guests to customize their experience.
To date, the company’s solution has delivered tours to over 600,000 visitors to various sites including:
– the Culloden Battlefield experience in Scotland,
– the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Co. Down. and
– the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross, Co. Wexford.
ZolkC also won a contract with Waterford City Council to provide a handheld multimedia interpretation of the historic “Viking Triangle” quarter which combines a number of the city’s tourist attractions.