Jacob D. Gold
Executive Chairman & Director of Investor Relations
With over two decades of venture capital/private equity investment and operational experience, Gold has continued to demonstrate a savvy for recognizing and developing promising tech companies, notably investing $5 million in Raqia Networks, a semiconductor chip company, which he sold for over a 300% return in a bear tech market.
Currently, Gold sits as chairman of the board of Rainbow Broadband and is chairman and founder of Gold Venture Group. Prior to starting his own firm, Gold was an executive vice president at $500 million venture capital firm. Before his involvement in venture capital, he was an analyst at a New York based institutional research firm, Merger Insight and has also worked in investment banking at Forest Hill Capital Management and Lehman Brothers.
He interned at Paine Webber's Real Estates division and worked with the lawyer in charge of negotiating all real estate leases. Gold has an M.B.A. and an M.S.B. from Johns Hopkins University.