What is Shoobx?

The days of keeping a teetering stack of important corporate documents in a shoebox are over.

Shoobx was built to empower the entrepreneur and allow attorneys to focus on high-value work. We modernize corporate activities for startups so entrepreneurs can focus on what matters; building businesses. Shoobx makes the easiest way to get something done, the right way. We truly believe that we’re in it together: entrepreneurs, legal counsel, investors, and Shoobx.

Our Story

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.

Leadership Team

Jason Furtado
Jason FurtadoCEO & Co-Founder
Jason founded Shoobx with a simple principle: empower the entrepreneur. Previously, Jason was product manager at Endeca where his prototype turned into a line of business which he drove from inception to $25M in revenue prior to Endeca’s acquisition by Oracle for a reported $1.1 billion in 2011. Jason holds BS and M. Eng. degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Stephan Richter
Stephan RichterCTO & Co-Founder
Prior to Shoobx, Stephan served as VP of Engineering and Chief Information Security Officer at CipherHealthwhere he formulated and developed CipherHealth‘s initial product offering, driving them to HIPAA compliance and initiating the HiTRUST certification process. Stephan was also a founding engineer at Keas, Inc. After 17 years of industry experience, he has published several books, holds 3 patents and is heavily involved in Open Source Software development.
Shirley Mills
Shirley MillsCFO
Shirley is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and simplifying the fundraising process. Prior to Shoobx, she served as CFO of Firefly Health and VP of Growth at Clear Ballot Group. She began her career as an equity analyst and long/short fund manager, before seeing the light and becoming a company-builder. She graduated from Columbia College and Harvard Business School.
Matt Rowe
Matt RoweGeneral Counsel & Advisor
Matt has well over a decade of experience representing public and private technology companies from formation to funding to exit. Matt is General Counsel at Parallel Wireless. Matt was previously General Counsel at Gazelle and member of the senior leadership team. Prior to Gazelle, Matt was Corporate Counsel at Endeca Technologies, Inc. Matt earned a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Jen McPhilimy
Jen McPhilimyHead of Product & User Experience
Jen heads product and design initiatives at Shoobx. She has over 25 years of professional design experience in hands-on and managerial roles with a focus on visual and interaction design and design strategy. Prior to joining Shoobx, Jen was a Senior User Experience Manager at Endeca and Oracle. Jen graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
Lynne Zagami
Lynne ZagamiHead of Customer Success
Lynne is a corporate attorney turned client service expert. She previously served as Director of Client Engagement and Corporate Attorney at Gesmer Updegrove, a boutique law firm focused on startups. She was also Director of Client Services at Brightleaf, creator of document automation software for lawyers. She has a deep understanding of legal marketing and business development, and is an advocate for women entrepreneurs. Lynne holds degrees from Smith College and New York Law School.