Hello, I’m Robert Schouwenburg

I build technology companies. Sometimes I found them, sometimes they found me.

Right now, I am working on ShipHello. ShipHello is a marketplace for international cargo (LCL, FCL and Air) bringing together importers, exporters and freight-forwarders.

Previously at Hubs (Managing Director US · distributed manufacturing of 3DP, CNC, IM and SM jobs · acquired by Protolabs NYSE:PRLB), ENZO (founder · insurance via API), Karma (COO · distributed wifi · acquired) and Shapeways (founder & COO/CTO · distributed manufacturing of 3D printing jobs · NASDAQ:SHPW).

Some of my hobby projects:

  • 247 News – news without the opinions
  • Djoomba – generates a personal news site or newsletter based on RSS feeds

In my spare time, I love nurturing my orchids, bonsai and fish. Also, I’m a part-time audiophile. My car has a name – I call her Lucy.

This is my playground. I write a lot, sometimes it ends up here. I cover a wide range of topics with my own biases and make no pretense to be authoritative in any of them. Caveat emptor.

You can contact me at [email protected]. Happy to chat!