In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that many companies like eBay were offering automated access to data via APIs. He realized small businesses simply needed to share this data to allow lenders to make better, faster decisions and provide great user experiences. With the help of his co-founders Kathryn Petralia and Marc Gorlin, he created Kabbage to leverage the power of real-time data automation to streamline lending directly under the Kabbage brand (www.kabbage.com) and via Kabbage’s technology (www.kabbageplatform.com). To fulfill this vision, Kabbage raised over $235 million from domestic and international investors, including several of the largest global banks. Through early 2017, Kabbage has funded nearly $3 billion in loans to more than 100,000 small businesses. Kabbage has been recognized for its technology and innovation with awards from organizations like CNBC, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company. In addition, Kabbage earned the 28th spot on the 2017 Glassdoor Best Places to Work list for U.S.-based companies with fewer than 1,000 employees. Before founding Kabbage, Rob established, led and advised several successful businesses, including LAVA Group, U.S. Micro Corporation (acquired by Arrow Electronics, NYSE: ARW) and Surgical Biologics (acquired my MiMedx, Nasdaq: MDXG). Additionally, he led business development and legal for ZapMedia and Security First Network Bank. Rob practiced law with Troutman Sanders LLP, co-authored three books on intellectual property and co-hosted a career-centered radio program sponsored by USA TODAY. Rob is the listed inventor on seven United States Patents.