In 2008, Firmhouse came to life. With our pragmatic approach, we've built it into a healthy business. We got to where we are today, using our own resources, and that’s not by accident. It was intentional. It’s what we believe in, it’s what we want to see more of in the world. Our economy depends on healthy and sustainable businesses; especially, the ones that improve the lives of everybody involved, not only that of the shareholders. The world needs more of these businesses. Over the years, we’ve grown organically. We want to go faster and make a bigger impact on the world around us.
We believe in the power of healthy businesses that improve people’s lives. Building healthy businesses improves the lives of everybody involved: customers, teams, founders, investors, and in extension the economy. The focus on early revenue makes businesses sustainable and not dependent on the next funding round.
We enjoy seeing the occasional big funding announcements around the world; their boldness inspires us. But what matters most to us, is who you make money from. Because your source of money influences your decisions as a business. With that in mind, we would take customers’ over investors' money, any day.
Building a healthy business is not rocket science. It all starts with a vision, a plan and the experimentation mindset. Ship your product fast, talk to some people, and you're on your merry way. Where money comes from is what makes a healthy business different. Instead of focusing on investors, a healthy business focuses on early revenue. A steady cash flow is more important than the next funding announcement.
We have the manpower, the background and the mindset to help you uncover your next business proposition. Now we can also provide you with the tools to test new ideas faster.
Over the years, we’ve grown organically. We want to go faster and make a bigger impact on the world around us. We aim to cause a paradigm shift in the market on how to start, run and grow a healthy business. We aim to turn the current way of starting overhyped, non-direct-revenue type of companies obsolete. Building a healthy business in 2019 is as sexy as playing the hyped startup game today.Join the team
Partner & advisor
Paul is one of our advisors and investors. He helps us make better decisions, expand our horizon, and provides us with valuable insights.
Previously a successful in-house entrepreneur within...
Yann is our product designer. He helps us create well thought-out interfaces that put the user in control. Yann is all about personal growth: He likes to put himself in situations where he’s forced...Read more
Ruby on Rails Developer
Jeroen is our developer. A few years back he joined the Gitlab project as a volunteer, before it became a company. He was Gitlab’s “Merge Marshal”, responsible for reviewing merge requests and...Read more
Ruby on Rails Developer
Bram is our developer. He is passionate about development and hacking on an occasional side project. At Firmhouse, he likes to support clients with their projects and help develop the Firmhouse...Read more
Ruby on Rails developer
Joshua is one of our developers. He is passionate about kickstarting and shipping new products, and he’s been doing that for over a decade. In early 2015, he joined Firmhouse to help get products...Read more
Founder & Chief Business
Bob is founder and CEO of Firmhouse. Bob is responsible for growing Firmhouse and travels around Europe to meet founders record their stories.
On a daily basis Bob works with both startups...
Founder & Chief Technology
Michiel is the the co-founder and CTO of Firmhouse. He is a jack of all trades and helps everyone in the team coördinate work for client projects and the development of our own products. He's also...Read more
Evelien is our user researcher. She helps us and our customers uncover real customer needs by conducting in-depth user research. Previously, she was involved in cutting-edge technology design...Read more
Partner & Chief Ventures
Robbert van Geldrop is the Chief Venturing Officer of Firmhouse. He leads the venturing efforts of Firmhouse and has helped set up several ventures of this own, including Firmhouse Education. He is...Read more