Building an evergreen business

Ronan Perceval is the CEO and founder of Phorest, a global software provider focusing on the salon industry. Ronan tells us how entrepreneurship had always been part of his mindset but how his university software ventures allowed him to define his business beliefs, in particular, fundraising vs bootstrapping and founding for the long-term. Phorest has recently been named the most successful business financed by early-stage investors from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).

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Ronan Perceval is the founder and CEO of Phorest Salon Software, the world's leading SaaS platform for premium hair and beauty salons, with 6,000 customers and 200 employees. He is a believer in building an Evergreen business, which involves building companies to last rather than to flip. 

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

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Phorest Salon SoftwareMore than just scheduling. An award-winning, cloud-based management system with industry leading marketing tools for salons and spas”.

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The Irish Times - “Dublin-based salon software company Phorest has scooped a major European angel investment award in Helsinki, Finland. The start-up has been named most successful business financed by early stage investors at this year’s European Business Angels Network annual congress.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer - “Phorest, an Ireland-based salon software company, is launching its U.S. headquarters on Thursday in Philadelphia, and plans to have at least 30 employees by the year’s end, nearly doubling its U.S. presence. Phorest has more than 7,000 clients in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, and the United States. It just opened an office at 100 S. Juniper St. that will be its base for U.S. operations, said North American general manager Barry Quinn.”