Jacob is a Partnership Strategist for Amino– an app startup based in New York City that builds social networks revolving around people’s passions (like the NBA) and fandoms (like Harry Potter). Amino helps unite millions of people through the power of community… Since July of 2016, Amino users have built more than 500,000 mobile communities. In his spare time, Jacob also freelances for NBA.com/Hawks where he covers the Atlanta Hawks.
Before joining Amino, Jacob was the Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships for Daily Bracket, a New York City-based app startup that puts a creative twist on ESPN’s Streak for the Cash and daily fantasy sports.
Jacob also used to scout basketball for DraftExpress.com, a leading NBA scouting website and service. He still scouts as a private consultant and specializes in Synergy analytics, video-based scouting, and salary cap strategy.
Jacob’s proudest academic achievement was co-writing “Implementing a Franchise Player Designation System in the National Basketball Association,” an article that was published in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law in 2015. The article proposed measures to increase competitive parity in the NBA.
Jacob lived in Brazil in 2014, where he learned Portuguese and covered Rio de Janeiro’s political unrest in the months leading up to the World Cup.
Jacob has worked on various projects for NBA coaches and scouts, certified NBA agents, the Atlanta Braves (MLB) and the Atlanta Dream (WNBA). His work has been featured on ESPN.com, The Cauldron, and NPR (WNYC) — among other outlets.
When he has spare time, Jacob writes and performs stand-up comedy at local comedy clubs in New York City.
Contact Jacob via email at eisenberg43[at]gmail[dot]com
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