Started in 2017
It was this year when Quincy joined the crypto space full-time. He soon realized that this was where he needed to be. That year, the Bitcoin price rose from $1.000 to an ATH of $14.000. The crash that followed taught a lot of investors a valuable lesson for the future. Even though the growth of the crypto market size has not always been consistent, the crypto culture has been consistently amazing. Like-minded and talented individuals build revolutionary tech together, and have fun while doing so. Everybody is helpful, because together we can grow significantly more efficiently. It is this culture and mindset that have been the main reasons why Quincy became an early cryptocurrency adopter and public speaker at the most prominent crypto conferences.
Stephano and Quincy didn’t meet in crypto, but they grew up as friends in the same neighborhood and have known each other for years. Quincy has been active in the tech & marketing sector for years. The application ‘Stagemarkt’ is one of the big successes. Quincy is the Co-founder of this company, which is now the biggest internship application in the Netherlands. Mark and Quincy co-founded a different successful company prior to Crowny. Ever seen an advertising display in a lavatory or in a taxi? That might be them. While they were working on that, Stephano was developing his skills as a full-stack developer rapidly. The company he worked for, specialized in interactive software for the advertising industry.
Once Quincy and Mark’s previous adventure came to an end, they sat down and discussed their next move. Stephano was just getting to know the working wonders of blockchain technology, so they decided to meet up. Quincy’s enthusiasm for putting the users first by always rewarding them instead of the old way traditional media agencies and companies do, sparked the interest in Mark and Stephano. From that moment onwards, the concept for Crowny began to take shape and is considered to be the official start of Crowny in 2020.
Both Mark and Stephano gained extensive experience in software development over the years. Stephano developed his expertise in blockchain technology rapidly. There were no more reasons to postpone working on Crowny. All ingredients were present to come up with a blockchain-based marketing solution. Early 2020, the bootstrapping of Crowny started and the first pitch deck was published. After doing tons of research we found the right blockchain: Solana. When we started building, there were less than 10 projects being built on the Solana blockchain, now there are hundreds.
There was just one ingredient missing: a team of high-performance professionals to make this dream become a reality. Jasper Rynders is the first addition: a commercial manager with years of experience in IT and Telecom. Jasper holds various board positions and supervisory directorships at companies and organizations working with crypto, blockchain, IT sales and innovation. From here on we continued growing the team, you can check out the growth on our team page.