Net Jacobsson is a co-founder and Managing Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. He is a former Facebook executive, entrepreneur and investor with vast international experience from many pioneering companies.
Net started out in Sweden Ericsson Mobile Communications (now SonyEricsson) in 1998 with user interface design but then moved into different start-up product, business development and marketing roles. In Israel Net led international business for Icq/AOL and then joined Chinese browser company, Maxthon in 2005 as partner & SVP. Net put Maxthon on the world map and brought in CRV and Google as investors.
In 2007 Net joined Facebook as the head of International business development with focus on new user acquisitions, new markets and early M&A opportunities. In addition Net was responsible for Facebook’s mobile business and led a number of deals with mobile operators and handset manufacturers.
Since 2009 Net has been involved an advisor and investor in Crowdstar, OpenFeint (sold to GREE for $104M), Playhopper (Founder), PixOwl, P1 (Board of Directors), and Cellogic. During 2012, Net assumed the role as CEO for Ginger Software.
Net is also a Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Seoul, Korea.
Co-Founder & General Partner
CEO & Founder
Dec 1, 2009
Director, International Business Development
Sep 1, 2007 - Apr 4, 2009
SVP Business Development
Mar 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2007
Head International Business Development
Jan 1, 2003 - Mar, 2005
Usability & User Interface Lab
Jan 1, 1999 - Oct 31, 1999