Christian W. Jakob

Christian W. Jakob is a partner and founding member of ten., the legal and reg tech company builder, expert-generalist at darwin_son and co-founder of BardeenIO. He is currently based in Frankfurt.

He cares most passionately about startups, technology and smart data changing the game and is always looking for the underlying patterns. To date, he has privately invested in companies taking a data-driven approach to redefine the future of startup scouting and venture valuation, social ads, legal and compliance processes, and fraud detection for SMEs and sits in a number of supervisory and advisory boards and think tanks. He believes that Europe is the ideal place for Industrial Tech and Food Tech innovation.

Christian attended University of Bayreuth and Hagen, UNIGE and University College London, focusing on taxation, corporate finance and asset management. He has also received certificates of Harvard University and Manchester Business School.

He co-hosts the Venture Capital Forum that brings together the foremost investors, founders and media people. He is one of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum, representing the Frankfurt Hub, and Mentor of Startupbootcamp Digital Health in Berlin.

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