Sunday February 23, 2020

Clever idea behind online design

Serial entrepreneur Kealan Lennon believes that his newest venture - an online service for designing and printing - has the potential to be 'monstrous', writes Gavin Daly.

18th December, 2011
Kealan Lennon of Cleverbug: 'I'm not interested in a €10 million to €20 million business. I did that ten years ago. This is a €500 million business and more'. Photo: Maura Hickey

Like most people, Kealan Lennon can remember what he was doing on September 11, 2001 - he was waiting to sign an agreement to sell his Dublin-based packaging company to a US buyer. However, when the Twin Towers fell, Lennon's deal also collapsed. Sitting in a Dublin hotel more than ten years on, Lennon uncomfortably recalls that he was more concerned about his deal than the details of the terrorist attacks.

"I had turned down offers for...

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