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Jacob Ner-David is a 20+ year veteran of serial entrepreneurship and technology innovation with deep connectivity in the Israeli and American venture scene. Jacob is the co-founder and CEO of Vinsent, a new venture formed to positively disrupt the global wine industry. In 2015 Jacob served as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, helping to build a new service line focused on early stage companies. Jacob is the Chairman of the award winning Jezreel Valley Winery, which he co-founded in 2011. Jacob currently serves as an advisor to Harmony Labs, a NY based incubator focused on big data and media influence. For the past 20 years Jacob has focused on the early stage tech sector as a serial entrepreneur, serving as CEO in many cases, including Ambient (NASDAQ IPO), Delta Three (NASDAQ IPO), NomadIQ (Acquired by NASDAQ listed company), 2bAnwhere, DoubleFusion, and most recently Zula, Inc -- along the way creating over $1 Billion in shareholder value. Jacob is active as an angel investor, advisor and board member to many companies and has served as an advisor to VC funds. Jacob created and managed a $10 million seed fund, Jerusalem Capital, that was active from 2006-2010. Jacob has volunteered intensively in the public sector, including as founding board member of PresenTense (promoting social entrepreneurship), Digital Jerusalem, Aspen Institute Middle East Strategy Group, Breaking the Impasse (initiative of the World Economic Forum), and worked closely with two Mayors of Jerusalem on regional economic development. Jacob has lectured at the Hebrew University and the Technion, as well as guest lectures in many other forums. Jacob received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from City University of New York, and was an Isaacs Scholar at Mansfield College, Oxford University. Jacob is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Jacob is the life partner of Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David, together they are the parents of Michal, Adin, Meira, Hallel, Nachum, Mishael and Shefa. Jacob enjoys hiking, mountain biking and long distance running (has completed over ten marathons).