Jacob Jaber is the Chairman and Co founder of Philz Coffee. He co-founded Philz Coffee along with his dad (Phil) and built the brand to be the largest independent third wave coffee company in the U.S. Philz now serves over 70 communities and growing.
Jacob is also an active investor in consumer focused companies ranging from software for the modern workforce to consumer products and brick & mortar retail. Some of his investments include Gusto, Legion, Alt, ResQ, Tomo, Wally Health, MindZero, Buildspace and more.
When you're innovating in an existing market, it's crucial more than ever to build a minimum "lovable" product
There's something very special about the early years. And it kind of breaks my heart to think that you have so much potential put into a system that doesn't make the most of it.
As an entrepreneur, you have to find the customer that is willing to push the envelope and truly, truly wants to make a change. You need to find the first mover, because in a category like health care, not every hospital or health system will be that innovative