CHRISTIAN W. JAKOB

company builder with deep passion
for smart data and technology.

ABOUT

Christian W. Jakob

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 industryBesides, 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, an independent European venture builder, tackling fundamental resource problems. 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. 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.
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.
LIVELEX is a cloud-based collaboration platform to create, negotiate and sign contracts with multiple parties in real-time and in one place.
LegalTegrity is a digital whistleblowing platform for small and medium-sized companies, allowing to report incidents anonymously online or by phone. Simply reliable.

CO_BUILDING is an independent European venture builder, tackling fundamental resource problems.

Now, together, for future generations.

Frankfurt Forward is the independent matchmaker and innovation driver for the startup ecosystem FrankfurtRhineMain. Through networking and knowledge transfer, it promotes the further development of innovation and digitization in Frankfurt.

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.
Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt creates room for controversial discussions, innovative impulses and current debates in an intercultural, multi-religious society.
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.

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.

JOBS

We are always looking for talents from different backgrounds to join our teams in our portfolio companies. Diversity and inclusion are core to our values, but we need to do more to achieve our goals. Please reach out to us and apply now for the open positions. 

SALES

Werkstudent Sales (m/f/d)
Lintum

MARKETING

Werkstudent Marketing (m/f/d)
Lintum

OPERATIONS

COO/Head of Operations (m/f/d)
Marrisson

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