Jacob is a Partnership Strategist for Amino Apps – the hottest startup in New York City per Business Insider. Amino helps millions of users explore, cultivate, and engage with their passions through mobile social network apps. Since July of 2016, Amino users have built more than 300,000 mobile communities.
Jacob also works part-time as a credentialed basketball scout for DraftExpress.com, the leading international basketball scouting website/service. He specializes in analytics and video-based scouting, zeroing in on under-appreciated players from around the world.
Jacob has a passion for creative problem-solving. He is the co-author of “Implementing a Franchise Player Designation System in the National Basketball Association,” an article published in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law that 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. He now works in Portuguese daily, as a liaison between Amino and it’s growing Brazilian user-base.
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, SportsIllustrated.com, 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 riffing on topics such as Kars4Kids and Little Caesar’s Pizza.
Contact Jacob via email at eisenberg43[at]gmail[dot]com
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