Jacob is the co-founder and head of operations for Moonjelly, a secure funding platform for ocean conservation launching in 2022.Jacob’s mission in life is to help restore the health of the ocean. From 2010-2016 he worked as a diving instructor in Egypt, Maldives, and Thailand, where his love for life below the surface first sparked. In 2015 he experienced a devastating coral die-off in the Maldives unlike anything he had ever seen. This event filled him with anger and despair, which later turned into action and hope.
He participated in several ocean restoration projects, including deploying a small coral nursery in the Maldives. He then joined the core team at underwater camera manufacturer Paralenz, where he led the vision of “Turning Dives into Data,” linking the company to universities and conservation organizations, enabling divers to participate in data collection for the ocean.After Paralenz, Jacob embarked on a new journey with a team of ocean impact pioneers to create Moonjelly. Moonjelly’s mission is to help restore the wild, living ocean by strengthening the connection between corporate and individual funders and ocean impact projects, increasing trust, accountability, and impact tracking in the ocean conservation sector.