CleverCards founder: ‘We’re driving a Mini, but there’s a Ferrari engine in the front’

Covid-19 accelerated the digital transformation of many companies, as Kealan Lennon discovered when his online greeting cards firm turned into a global payments platform practically overnight

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
6th September, 2020
CleverCards founder: ‘We’re driving a Mini, but there’s a Ferrari engine in the front’
Kealan Lennon, founder and chief executive of CleverCards: ‘We had a vision and it has accelerated, that’s what has happened with Covid-19.‘ Picture: Fergal Phillips.

Kealan Lennon’s journey through business has involved more twists and turns than most, but even he couldn’t have predicted the impact of a certain major global event.

His company CleverCards started out selling printed greeting cards. It then moved into the online cards business and now deals with an altogether different type of card.

The new iteration of CleverCards is a global payments platform that sends a digital credit card to...

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