Irish start-up Zazu Ents awarded $10,000 Covid-relief grant
The start-up, which helps hospitality clients manage bookings and orders, was the only European SME in this round to receive the grant.
Zazu Ents has received a $10,000 grant from US investment firm KKR for its hospitality platform. The Irish company helps restaurants and bars with bookings, payments, ticketing, collection and delivery through an app for Android and iOS.
Founded in 2016 by CEO Ivano Cafolla, the start-up is currently based at NovaUCD at University College Dublin. Before establishing Zazu, Cafolla was the director of events company Afterdark.ie.
Zazu Ents was one of 52 awardees in the KKR Small Business Builders programme, which is part of the firm’s $50m relief effort for SMEs impacted by Covid-19. Zazu was the only European business to receive an award in this second round of grants. To date, the programme has awarded 107 grants to small businesses around the world.
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