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True Tickets

Name: Matt Zarracina

Location: Boston, MA 

Type of Business:
Secure digital ticketing

What does your business do?
We solve for transaction integrity in the ticketing industry by providing a blockchain enabled digital ticketing solution that can be integrated into current ticketing provider systems.

When and why did you start the biz?
We wanted to build a solution involving emerging technology in a space that was ripe for it. Ticketing is a digital, distributed, and inefficient market where a correctly developed blockchain enabled solution could add significant value. We founded our company in September of 2017.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
Virtual (all working out of homes or apartments)

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Hiring talent to grow the business and build a world class product.

What's the most fun part?
Building something people see value in.

Anything you would have done differently?
We started with a B2B2C model in 2017/2018 premised around a mobile application, in 2019 we pivoted to a B2B network layer platform play that is proving to have much more traction. We also relied heavily on contract development in 2018 and hiring our own staff in 2019 has proven much more cost effective. The B2B focus and organic dev team are two things I would have done differently.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Launch a production product in 2019.

What advice do you have for others?
There is a lot more luck involved in this game than anyone tells you about or admits to.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
I'm looking for avenues of funding as well as guidance to learn from.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
BS - USNA; MBA and MEng - Cornell

Prior jobs or business?
Navy Pilot. M&A Consultant. Director of Innovation.

Favorite Food?

What are your pets' names?
I don't have any pets/

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My dad. He was always trying to figure out new ways to do things.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?

Contact Info:
Matt Zarracina
6 Liberty Square #2021
Boston, MA 02210



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