The White Lake Beacon was able to catch internet inventor/entrepreneur Karl Jacob at a rare moment of relaxation at the family’s Lake Michigan home.
Karl Jacob, life-long summer resident, was first interviewed by The White Lake Beacon in the summer of 2001 when he had just launched Keen, Inc., a problem solution source for real people, with financial backing other entrepreneurs would have died for.
Only 33-years-old at the time, he already had had three successful dot-com start-ups.
While Jacob’s university, inventive and business career is on the West Coast – San Francisco and Silicon Valley – an important part of his personal life is at White Lake.
“My father, also Karl, worked as a young man for Harry Pillinger at his White Lake marinas. He returned every summer he could from his medical practice in St. Louis, our family initially staying at Lakeside Inn. Then he bought Sea Fever on Lake Michigan, now our long-time summer home, (occasionally even for winter stays).”
See full story in Beacon print or e-edition