USC Viterbi Innovation Partners Bay Area is pleased to announce a new series on entrepreneurship called “In The Founders Corner”. This series is designed to:
- Bring world class entrepreneurs’ stories to you.
- Give insight into the many challenges that arise from funding to exiting.
- Answer your questions about creating successful startups from the ground up.
We are honored to have Karl Jacob ’00 as our first “In the Founders Corner” speaker. He has done it all as a startup founder and CEO, raising capital from top Sand Hill Road Venture Capitalists, numerous successful exits, Facebook Advisor since 2005, angel investor and active member of the USC Viterbi community.
Join us Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00 pm on Zoom. Click here to register today!
Karl Jacob is a serial entrepreneur who has been building, advising and investing in companies for the last 20 years. Karl has raised 23 rounds of financing from a wide range of investors, including True Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Microsoft, eBay, Integral Partners, Norwest Ventures, Greylock, Benchmark Capital, FT Ventures, Ignition Partners and Vulcan Ventures.
Many of Karl’s companies have been successfully acquired, including Dimension X, acquired by Microsoft; Keen/Ingenio, acquired by AT&T; Cloudmark, acquired by ProofPoint; and Coveroo, acquired by Zazzle. Across his various tenures as a start-up CEO, Karl has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in investor returns and up to $150 million in revenue per year. In 2005 he joined Facebook as one of its first advisors and has gone on to advise several other companies. Karl is also a prolific angel investor and mentor for start-up companies including Mayvenn, June, Healthtap, Everlane, Skillshare, Rescale, Memsql, Haven, Shippo and more.
He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California’s Engineering School, where he sits on its board of counselors.
Published on February 4th, 2022
Last updated on April 12th, 2022