Ivo de la Rive Box
Managing Director at Quby
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Mentor
Ivo de la Rive Box is Managing Director of Quby, developer of the smart thermostat Toon, brought to market by Eneco in The Netherlands. Finding product-market-fit has been quite a challenge and the experiences gained on the journey are worthy to be shared with younger start-ups who will face many similar things, especially if they intend to combine hard- and software development and cooperate with large cooperations to reach the end user.
Before Quby Ivo had founded Zaryba, a solutions provider for mobile payments, with implementations in Indonesia and India. Being too early can be a good lesson for someone trained as an engineer; being too early by more than a decade is a disappointment and a warning for any entrepreneur wanting to meddle in a conservative playing field with hight stakes.
Ivo is multi-lingual and holds Dutch, American and French citizenship. He received a Masters Degree in Applied Physics from the Delft University of Technology after studying at Pomona College (California).