Dan Jacobs

Chief Technology (Product) Officer
Available for Full-time, Fractional, NED and Advisory work

about me

I'm a serial start-up founder with over 25 years of experience working across multiple sectors.  I specialise in the early stage of a business, from the very start to ten-years in.  I have been a CEO founder and learned that my sweet spot is taking ownership of the Technology and Product from design, delivering to scaling and operations

current role

Founded in 2017, Farillio is a platform that supports SMEs with an amazing array of quality content and tools.  I was the founding part-time Chief Technology Office, followed by a stint as an NED. I joined the team full-time in 2020

companies founded

In 2006, I co-founded IDT Finance, a challenger bank HQ'd in Gibraltar a subsidiary of IDT Corp (NASDAQ).  

I founded enthuse.me in 2011, my vision was to create a next-generation LinkedIn competitor focussed on allowing users to pull in their portfolio of work from across the web.  

My next venture was No More Filing, an app which sought to address the householders' common problem of dealing with chaotic paperwork.  As well as generating significant revenues, I was responsible for raising £millions in both HNW and VC funding.

significant roles

I held Director level roles in Technology at an array of early stage businesses including LineOne (a BT/NewsCorp JV), Virgin.com, Albert and TRX.

fractional and advisory

I have been a fractional / part-time CTO and held a number of part-time CTO positions across multiple sectors and businesses.  This is something I often return to in-between major roles.  I have also been an advisor and Non-exec Director.

I have experience in Fintech, EdTech, Ecommerce, Crowdfunding, Payments and other sectors.

press, interviews, talks and more

I have written extensively on tech and start-ups. Some of my wring can be found on medium.

Round-table conversation with CTO Craft.  Should CTOs code?

Tech City Entrepreneurs interview