The Currency Chats to Frank Madden, Crest Solutions: “I can’t give you the number, but it is nine figures. It was an unbelievable result”
28 October, 2022
Tom Lyons, CEO & co-founder of The Currency spoke to Frank Madden CEO, Founder Crest Solutions at the recent CorkBIC Entrepreneur Experience.
Frank participated in the very first Entrepreneur Experience in 2011 as an emerging entrepreneur and since has returned for the last number of years as one of our key Seasoned Entrepreneurs. Tom participated in the 2019 Entrepreneur Experience alongside his co-founder Ian Kehoe having just founded The Currency.
CorkBIC has worked with and supported Frank since the very start of Crest Solutions. Frank gave a very honest presentation during the Entrepreneur Experience, on his journey from Bootstrap to Global. “A lot of times when you are setting up in business the first idea might be the stupidest idea, but it doesn’t matter"
For Frank the importance of his customers cannot be understated "For years I only had one sort of simple story to tell. It is the story of being a customer-funded business for 24 years,” "A customer funded business means that the only place I get money from is my customers."
Frank also spoke about the recent investment deal that is "one of the biggest corporate finance deals of the year, yet it barely makes a ripple in the Irish media when it is announced on October 12."
This is an incredibly honest interview and well worth a read.