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CHRISTIAN W. JAKOB

company builder and expert-generalist with deep passion for smart data and technology.

company builder with deep passion
for smart data and technology.

ABOUT

Christian is building companies and helping cross-industry decision-makers in German mittelstand and DAX companies to become more efficient, compliant and effective by smart data and automation.

Christian loves to start companies from scratch, aiming to tackle problems of our everyday life and making an impact. Being skilled in law, business administration and IT, Christian combines entrepreneurial thinking with technological approaches. He is deeply rooted in the Legal Tech industry. Besides, he enjoys discovering different disciplines and gaining expertise in various industries. He is always looking for the underlying patterns in one industry and transfers this knowledge to other markets, connecting people and ideas.

He is a partner and founding member of ten., the leading b2b Legal Tech venture builder, and works in senior positions in the portfolio companies. Christian is Co-Initiator and Head of Frankfurt Forward, a 1:1 matchmaking initiative connecting established industry players with young startups. He is also leading a management consultancy, being a strategic partner for CEOs for the digital future. Previously, he was Director of Investment at the FiZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center and Management Consultant in the field of competitive intelligence. He is currently based in Frankfurt am Main.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Christian is also a mentor and investor. He has privately invested in data-driven b2b companies, shaping the Health and Food Tech industry. Just as important as the startup’s industry focus are the company’s values. Loyalty, hands-on mentality, as well as open direct communication are key to Christian.

Moreover, he is a member of several supervisory and advisory boards, think tanks and regional initiatives. He also co-hosts the Venture Capital Forum that brings together the foremost investors, founders, and media representatives and is an alumnus of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum.

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SELECTED
COMPANIES
& PROJECTS

ten.
ten. is the leading legal tech venture builder. Together with the most experienced legal experts, we build highly scalable b2b solutions for the European legal market.
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Lintum
Lintum is a cloud-based RFP and bidding tool, designed specifically for in-house counsel, to significantly reduce external legal spend and increase quality, transparency and compliance.
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LIVELEX
LIVELEX is a cloud-based collaboration platform to create, negotiate and sign contracts with multiple parties in real-time and in one place.
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LegalTegrity
LegalTegrity is a digital whistleblowing platform for small and medium-sized companies, allowing to report incidents anonymously online or by phone. Simply reliable.
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DIGITALGEIST
DIGITALGEIST is the strategic partner of CEOs for the digital future, providing decision-makers with holistic support for digital transformation.
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Frankfurt Forward
Frankfurt Forward is the go-to matchmaker for startups, corporates and investors inFrankfurt am Main. Through networking and knowledge transfer, it promotes the further development of innovation and digitization in Frankfurt.
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solostücke
solostücke matches supply and demand of sustainably sourced fabric and materials, dramatically reducing textile waste and increasing supply chain transparency through digital tracking. Life is a circle. Be part of it.
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Evangelische Akademie
Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt creates room for controversial discussions, innovative impulses and current debates in an intercultural, multi-religious society.
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VENTURE CAPITAL FORUM
The VCF Venture Capital Forum is a unique platform for the startup ecosystem and inventor of the first Reverse Elevator Pitch, where European VCs present first-hand insights and valuable experiences to promising startups.
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TAB
TAB Taunusstrasse Arts & Bites is an initiative of creative minds of Bahnhoftsviertel in Frankfurt am Main, inviting people to experience and rediscover the area around the Frankfurt main station from different perspectives by art.
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