Mark was most recently VP of Product Management at Qualcomm iSkoot, Inc, following Qualcomm’s acquisition of iSkoot, where Mark was CEO. iSkoot brings leading web services like Facebook, Twitter and Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks. Prior to that, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charles River Ventures. He also served as the EVP at Silicon Valley-based loopt, Inc., a ground-breaking social mapping startup backed by Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates. Before joining loopt, Jacobstein was the founding President for Digital Chocolate, one of the world’s largest publishers of mobile games, which raised more than $20M in venture capital from Sequoia Capital, KPCB, and Sutter Hill.
He was also the CEO and founder of Small World Sports, the world’s first online fantasy sports business, where he raised more than $20M from Flatiron Ventures, SCP, CCP and NBC before selling the business to Paul Allen’s The Sporting News. In addition, Jacobstein co-founded Small World Software, an Internet technology consultancy, which he sold to iXL in 1998. He then served as the SVP of sales and business development for iXL’s New York office before its 1999 IPO. Jacobstein studied Computer Science at Harvard University and began his career as a software developer at Bloomberg L.P.