The idea for Shoobx came from personal experience. Jason Furtado, then a Product Manager at Endeca, had a firsthand look at the growing pains that a successful startup faces. Endeca’s founder, Steve Papa, had to navigate situations where a mistake that didn’t seem worth fixing at the time caught up with the growing company at a crucial juncture and led to unnecessary risk and cost. Both realized that there had to be a better way for startups to cut down on mistakes, reduce friction, and stay ready to take advantage of important opportunities, so they began to brainstorm about what a platform that did all of those things could look like.
In 2013, with Steve’s encouragement, Jason founded Shoobx.
Starting in a coffee shop, Jason and co-founder and CTO Stephan Richter built out a new way to manage corporate legal activities. Over time, the team grew to include a diverse array of talented employees across two continents, all working to bring their unique expertise to the Shoobx mission. While we’ve grown considerably over the years, our collective vision is no less cohesive: a world where awesome companies have the tools they need to go out and make the world better.