Jorik Rombouts (30) is founder and CEO of Rombit, an Antwerp-based IoT-company. Founded in 2012 – whilst finishing his IT-degree – Rombit is Joriks first job and venture. In recent years, the company evolved from being a web-software developer into an IoT-specialist in the field of Smart Industries and Smart Cities.
Today, Rombit enables companies and governments to cut administrative workflows and to create rapid insights into company processes. Rombit has an in-house R&D facility where new IoT-applications are developed, mainly for harbour applications such as smart dredge hoses, collision detection systems and drone monitoring. Jorik Rombouts as a CEO is very much focused on delivering end-to-end solutions in complex IT-environments.
VOKA – the Chamber of Commerce for Antwerp-Waasland – chose Rombit as the Most Promising Starter of 2014, Trends crowned the company Starter of the Year 2015. In early 2016 Rombit secured a record 10 million euro series A investment. Through Rombit Holding,Jorik Rombouts also invests in other startup companies and innovation initiatives with the aim to create a powerful B2B ecosystem in the region.
Jorik Rombouts is a frequently solicited speaker on technology trends and IoT-applications.