Jacques grew up in a small countryside town in Jutland, in the Western part of Denmark. When starting university, Jacques moved to Copenhagen, where his studies eventually led him to Hawaii. The sun, lifestyle, and beautiful scenery inspired him to start the soft-serve ice cream company Banana Cph, that up-cycled wasted bananas from the retail sector.
About 1 year ago, Jacques left Banana Cph to seek new adventures. As the co-founder of a successful food/tech business, he learned that he had a very strong passion for entrepreneurship. In what Jacques describes as a little miracle, he found Cuttles. Cuttles checked off all the boxes - they had a fantastic product but were still a young and agile company. Also, Cuttles was a meta startup, helping other entrepreneurs, something that couldn’t be better in Jacques's view.
In his role as Startup Success Manager, Jacques is responsible for a variety of things, but overall for helping other startups succeed. So far, the learning curve has been deep. The move from Food Tech to SaaS has led to a ton of aha moments, with Jacques mentioning that he has used a lot of his own experience as a founder to help other founders with similar problems. In addition, the CEO, Christian, has been very helpful in making the transition as smooth as possible.
When Jacques is not working, he is playing a ton of sports. His favorites include soccer and running. However, Jacques is also a very creative person. To relax and recharge, Jacques produces his own music. ‘Producing music is like a painting. It is a clean canvas, and then you can let out your feelings from there’. When asked if the music is published somewhere, Jacques said that it was just for him, but friends and family definitely listened to it sometimes.
Jacques lives in Copenhagen, Amager (only a short bike ride from the Cuttles office).