Startup Founder Story: Robert Preville of Kwipped
Before founding KWIPPED, Robert Preville started and sold two other rapidly-growing businesses in the manufacturing services and equipment industry. “KWIPPED was the culmination of 14 years of observation and experience,” he said. “I noticed there were many small rental distributors serving large-scale and niche B2B industries, but there was no global network of pre-sourced suppliers.”
Preville acted on this opportunity and launched KWIPPED in 2014, and the business quickly grew to be a rental resource for industry-specific equipment in more than 500 categories. Companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Sherwin-Williams and several hospitals and universities have rented from KWIPPED’s massive inventory.
The thing that sets KWIPPED apart from traditional marketplaces is that it doesn’t own any of the assets…