In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses could simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia, to leverage the power of real-time data automation through technology.
Kabbage has since expanded to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S., providing billions of dollars to more than 100,000 customers. In addition, Kabbage licenses its technology to global banks. Kabbage has been recognized for its technology and innovation with awards from CNBC, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company and was named one of Glassdoor's 2017 Best Places to Work for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.
Before founding Kabbage, Rob advised, established and/or led several successful businesses, including LAVA Group, U.S. Micro Corporation (acquired by Arrow Electronics) and Surgical Biologics (acquired by MiMedx). Additionally, he led business development and legal for ZapMedia and Security First Network Bank (SFNB), the first online bank. Prior to SFNB, Rob practiced corporate and intellectual property law with Troutman Sanders LLP. He is the listed inventor on seven U.S. patents, is a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine.
As Kabbage expands and continues to support more small businesses, Rob ensures the company maintains great conviction to its vision, as well as a unique culture and considerable laughter quotient. One of his favorite small businesses is ACME Farms + Kitchen, an online food purveyor Rob admires for their efficiency and ingenuity in creating interesting and delicious meals.