Jacob is based in Tel-Aviv and specialises in capital raising and M&A for Israeli technology companies, from early through late stage.
His primary areas of focus include:
- Cleantech, Energy and Agriculture Technologies
- Industrial Technologies
- Medical / Life Sciences
Educated in Commerce and Law Mr Bryce began his career as a corporate lawyer with Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne and Clayton Utz in Sydney.
Jacob first came to Israel in 2000 during the then hi-tech boom to work as an analyst for an Israeli venture capital fund, “Eurofund”, representing the Federmann family (Elbit Systems NASDAQ: ESLT) and several large corporates including Deutsche Telekom, Bertelsmann, Daimler and Lockheed Martin. Despite unfortunate timing, the fund being launched just one year before the 2001 tech-crash, a series of successful exits safeguarded the performance of the fund, including Passave (sold to PMC-Sierra for $300M), Mobile Access (sold to Corning for $200M) and CyOptics (sold for $400M to Avago).
Jacob then completed his MBA (Marketing & Operations) in 2005 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia together with a MA (International Studies) at UPenn. During his MBA and for a couple of years afterwards, Jacob obtained first-hand experience working in industry, initially in operations strategy with Estee Lauder in New York and later in marketing and in retail strategy with L’Oréal in Paris.
Jacob speaks English as mother tongue, along with Hebrew, Russian, French and Italian.