Rob Frohwein



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 ( and via Kabbage’s technology.

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