Taylor Jacobson

Product Management, Marketing, Business Development

New York, New York, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Taylor

READ THIS FIRST
My intention in being on this site is to connect with excellent entrepreneurs to build mutually supportive relationships. Most of the time I'd expect that to involve connecting casually by phone or Skype, deciding if we want to grab coffee, and if we hit it off, getting together periodically to help one another. Should such a relationship prove fruitful and enjoyable, it might evolve to collaborating part-time, and possibly to co-founding. However, we should probably *not* connect if you are not interested in being a startup co-founder. I am also *not* looking for a gun for hire.

ASSORTED THOUGHTS ON TEAM-BUILDING AND WORKING WITH ME
1.) Life is too short to work with people that don't give me joy. Chemistry is paramount.
2.) Alignment on and passion for the mission and vision is critical. How it gets done is a matter for the lean startup process.
3.) Commitment to and track record of excellence is a must. Ref: no. 1: What are we doing here if not making the most of our short time on earth?! (This is what motivates me.)
4.) I work well with people who are humble, assertive, light-hearted, honest/transparent, responsible, generous, kind. One can strive to always do the right thing without taking themselves or life too seriously. That is my aim, though I don't always succeed.

MY BUSINESS INTERESTS
I'm passionate about helping people do their best work. We have more opportunities, more distractions and higher global stakes than ever, as Matt Damon noted in his recent MIT commencement speech. In short I believe the path to a better future is harnessing our innate human desire for purpose, both at an individual and institutional level. As an executive coach that was my mission, and as I transition into the tech scene it continues to be so.

MY PROJECT
We use behavioral science, particularly peer accountability, to help people eliminate procrastination and fulfill on their intentions. We've got use cases in $$$$ industries including productivity, DIY, adult learning and fitness. Whether it's writing a book, getting fit, learning guitar, cooking more often or simply being more productive, we all have goals and a higher version of ourselves we aspire to. To try the product visit http://bit.ly/getfocusmate.

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Management
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Education

Duke University

B.S. Economics

2007 - 2007

Accelerator/Incubator

Startup Leadership Program