Tech entrepreneur Andrew Matlock admits it was a scary decision. Matlock and his co-founder, Tim Nosal, had created a successful business developing computer games and apps. But a foray into display screen technology opened their eyes to a huge international market.
Matlock and Nosal decided to pivot their company, Industry Corporation, to seize the opportunity. In 2016, they launched Spark, a digital-signage and interactive screen management platform.
“It was a big decision for us,” says Matlock, who is CEO of the Kitchener, Ontario company. “We’ve been working on Spark full-time since.”
Founded in 2008, Industry Corporation developed more than 40 game titles in multiple languages for Xbox Live, Windows, and the app stores. The company secured co-production deals with such giants as NBC/Universal and The Jim Henson Company.