Jacob focuses on investments in the Emerging Platforms sector which includes Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Computer Vision and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality. He believes there will be an unprecedented increase in the utility and functionality of the camera with applications built “on top of” the camera and powered by AI and advanced computer vision to place digital objects and experiences into our physical world. Jacob manages the Shasta Camera Fund, a dedicated pre-seed targeted fund that backs visionaries developing products in AR/VR and camera-first Computer Vision applications. Jacob led the firm’s investments and currently serves on the Boards of Camera IQ and Unblockable.
An active community organizer, Jacob runs VR Tuesdays and AR Kitchen Office Hours – monthly Bay area meetups focused on the business side of AR/VR & Mixed Reality. He was recently named a Kauffman Fellow, selected as one of the top tier investors for the two-year elite leadership program.
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