Partner & Co-Founder
The startups that succeed in solving the sustainability challenges facing the planet today will be the technology champions of the coming decades and their economies the leading ones globally
Jacob is a tech operator turned investor who has launched and scaled several technology products both as entrepreneur and as global Chief Product Officer at Rocket Internet, Europe’s largest venture builder and investor.
Before co-founding 2150, Jacob was advising several startups, private equity investors, and large internet and marketplace companies. He has been a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company and is an active angel investor in urban tech companies such as Spacemaker (acquired by Autodesk) and Disperse.
While helping a global leader in smart sustainable buildings, Jacob discovered the big environmental footprint of the built world sectors and the potential to transform it with technology innovation. This experience and a chance meeting with fellow partner Mikkel initiated the 2150 journey.
Jacob holds a Master in Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. His personal commitment to sustainability in 2021 is to reduce his travel footprint by taking the train whenever feasible.