Jacob is currently Head of Business at Spatial, a metaverse for culture, NFT exhibitions, live events and brand experiences.
Jacob was previously Spatial’s investor at Samsung NEXT NY, where he led AR/VR investment and business development. He received his MBA from MIT, where he co-founded VR/AR@MIT, which is dedicated to fostering VR/AR/MR innovation. Additionally, he co-founded the VR/AR hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, the biggest in the world. Prior to MIT, he worked in business development and strategy at BuzzFeed and on a C-suite Chief of Staff team at Bridgewater Associates. Jacob received his BA, Cum Laude, from Princeton University, where he studied the intersection of Media Theory and Public Policy.
He has previously presented on VR and AR at Facebook Connect, Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, and Microsoft Build, as well as at Harvard and the MIT Media Lab. Jacob is based in New York and, when not shouting about VR/AR from the rooftops, he likes to sing Macy Gray at karaoke, drink seltzer, and worship his cat.