Colker, Jacob


Jacob Colker is an early-stage investor and founder focused on the intersection of A.I. and practical commercial use cases. He leads the AI-first startup incubator at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), where he has helped to create numerous AI-first startups including WellSaid, BlueCanoe, Lexion, and more.

Previous he wore every non-technical hat in a startup (CEO, CMO, GM, Co-Founder). He started working with Data Mining in 2006, Crowdsourcing in 2008, Machine Learning in 2011, and Computer Vision / Speech / NLP / Deep Learning in 2017. He also taught MBA-level entrepreneurship for six years at the University of Washington—Foster School of Business.