Net Jacobsson is a former Facebook executive, co-founder & partner at SparkChain Capital,
Sparklabs Global Ventures & SparkLabs Accelerator network, an entrepreneur and investor with
vast international experience from many pioneering companies.
Net started out in Sweden at Ericsson Mobile Communications in the late 90s with user
interface design. Net then led international business for instant messaging company ICQ before
he joined Chinese browser company Maxthon in 2005 as partner & senior vice president. He
was instrumental in growing Maxthon to over 1 Billion downloads and attracted Google as an
In 2007 Net joined Facebook as Head of International business development with a focus on user
acquisition, new markets, and early M&A opportunities. In addition, Net was responsible for
Facebook’s mobile business and led a number of high profile deals with mobile operators and
handset manufacturers. Net has been a Board Member of the Chinese Tinder, P1 (now
TanTan) acquired by MoMo for $735M in 2018. He was also an advisor to Crowdstar (sold to
Glu Mobile 2016) OpenFeint (acquired by GREE, 2012) and to King.com.
Net is a very passionate mountain biker and shares his riding experiences with entrepreneurs
and interesting people from around the world on The Mountain Biking VC: mtbvc.com.