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BirthplaceRochester, NY


Harvard University, BA 1992
Computer Science



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Mark Jacobstein

Mark Jacobstein is currently vice president of product management for Qualcomm iSkoot Technologies, Inc., a Qualcomm family company. He joined Qualcomm following their acquisition of iSkoot Inc. where Mark was CEO.

Prior to iSkoot Mark was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charles River Ventures, and prior to that 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.

Mark 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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
DietBetter 5/2013Seed$1.9M24
Scoot Networks 9/2012Seed$550k7
Disconnect 3/2012Seed$600k8 1/2006Series A15



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