Jordan Jacobs is cofounder of Layer 6 AI and was co-CEO prior to its acquisition in January 2018 by TD Bank Group where he is now Chief AI Officer (Business & Strategy). Jordan is also a founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a concept Jordan initiated with Tomi Poutanen, Geoffrey Hinton, and Richard Zemel, and is a member of Vector’s Board of Directors. Jordan and Tomi invest together through Radical Ventures, an early-stage, AI-focused VC fund run with Layer 6 AI COO Benji Sucher and Chief AI Scientist Maks Volkovs.
Jordan previously cofounded Milq, a cultural content discovery platform that was an early adopter of using machine learning for personalization, and works with organizations like the NBA, NY Times, and Barnes & Noble. Jordan also founded SpyBox Media, through which he developed and partnered with Elton John’s Rocket Pictures to executive produce the TV series Spectacle. Hosted by Elvis Costello, the Emmy-nominated, NY Times Top 10 TV series features guests including Bono and The Edge of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Renée Fleming, and President Bill Clinton.
Jordan spent 15 years as a tech and media lawyer, advising tech entrepreneurs, Grammy and Oscar winners, and sports teams in complex transactions and financings, first at a large firm in Toronto and, for 10 years, at his own firm. Jordan received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he was admitted at age 19.