Jacob was Co-Founder of Under Canvas; the leading US adventure-hospitality company. Jacob’s award winning work on sustainability and design has elevated Under Canvas to be the US leader for pioneering hotels. In 2018 Jacob was awarded the Hospitality Design Award for most Sustainable Hotel design. Jacob’s commitment to pioneering water and power minimization solutions in commercial settings has earned Under Canvas global recognition whilst creating a brand that was inspired by a love of nature and the outdoors.
Jacob believes passionately in disrupting traditional, outdated and hierarchical methods of financing businesses. Recognizing the need for a revolution Jacob was keen to lead the charge to create meaningful solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems. 2019 marks the launch of Enygma Ventures, a private investment fund focused on investing in women-led businesses in Southern Africa.