I love Kabbage, the incredibly popular small business lending company based out of Atlanta. To be fair, I also love cabbage, a highly underrated vegetable in my opinion.
One of the key reasons I love Kabbage, besides their outstanding product, is their founders. Both Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia are inspiring leaders; both extremely funny, extremely bright, and extremely personable. I will be interviewing Kathryn (recognized by Forbes in 2017 as the 9th most powerful woman in finance) at a future date. I have to as Rob wouldn’t quit telling me how great she was during my interview with him.
This little anecdote is a prime example of Rob’s character. He always looks to put others first, whether that be with his teams, his customers, or his partners. He is simply a nice guy.
Our conversation is a masterclass in entrepreneurship, in what it takes to found a successful company, in how to build a strong company culture, and in how to maintain focus while still evolving the company’s products.
This is Kabbage’s story…