Who we are. How we started. And how to pronounce it.
How it all began.
Paazl was founded in 2009 by Bernard Schreiner and Ramon Keijsers. The idea for the business was born after they saw how complex it was for online brands and retailers to offer quality delivery, especially when shipping across borders. And so the thought arose: why not build a platform that makes delivery seamless and convenient for brands & retailers, carriers, and consumers alike?
So… How do you pronounce it? And what does it mean?
Our name was christened when the founders noticed an early team member (who had a particularly thick New Zealand accent), always pronounced the word “parcel” differently to everyone else. It sounded more like he was saying, “pahsil”. This play-on-pronunciation lead to the business being baptised as “Paazl”.
We are established in Amsterdam
5square invests venture capital
Jan-Willem Roest (former PayPal MD) joins as CEO
Paazl is acquired by Wuunder
Ramon has a background as an Industrial Engineer. Before starting Paazl, he worked in investment banking for a couple of years. Being the avid online shopper he still is today, he experienced the shortcomings of delivery first-hand.
The idea for Paazl was born.
He leads our team, dedicated to changing the world of e-commerce delivery forever.
When there’s fresh snow, you can find him in the mountains on his snowboard.