Partner, Detroit Venture Partners



Jacob is a Partner at Detroit Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm in Downtown Detroit, along with founding partners Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin. Jacob joined DVP as employee #1 at the fund’s inception in November 2010.  He currently sits on the boards of several DVP portfolio companies.


Jacob began his career as an entrepreneur, most notably as co-founder and CEO of Ugrub.com (formerly eatblue.com at University of Michigan). Prior to joining DVP, Jacob led technology investments for the Wolverine Venture Fund in Ann Arbor. He is a proud Wolverine, holding an MBA, Law degree, and Bachelors degree, all from from the University of Michigan.