Jason Novack

Fractional COO and Product Strategist

Jason Novack is a business operator and product manager. He advises, builds with, and invests in innovative technology companies spanning web3 to aerospace. Previously, he led the venture studios and startup accelerators at Consensys and CNN. Before that, he was an early employee and operations lead at AI/ML startups Clarifai and Placemeter, and a two-time startup founder after beginning his career as an aerospace engineer.

I am interested in working with founding teams, operations teams, and innovation teams to create and support great technologies for good.

Jason Novack



  • Integral Labs

    Integral Labs


    Jan 2016 - Present

    Personal holding company building, advising, and investing in web3 and public goods.

    • Designed and implemented a legal and governance structure for a community foundation serving the DAO of a top-15 L1 blockchain
    • Built the first holistic employee compensation framework for a 400-person global technology startup
    • Designed a framework for a new venture fund to share carry with its network of contributors
  • CNN


    Senior Director of Emerging Products

    Apr 2020 - Mar 2023

    CNN Digital is the world leader in online news and information and seeks to inform, engage and empower the world.

    • Led business operations for CNN’s digital product studio
    • Served as part-time COO for each of our product teams
    • Led product discovery and market testing for an interactive community product called Interview Club that we launched in 2022
    • Built and managed a business unit dedicated to web3 innovation
  • ConsenSys


    General Manager, Tachyon

    Sep 2018 - Apr 2020

    Consensys is a global blockchain company focused on building and scaling tools and enterprise software products powered by Ethereum.

    • Led operations & strategy for ConsenSys's internal venture studio and venture capital portfolio
    • Designed and launched the Tachyon startup accelerator
  • Pilotship


    Founder & COO

    Jun 2017 - Sep 2018

    Pilotship is your company's internal information assistant, giving each teammate smart notifications tailored to their individual work.

    • Founded the company
    • Raised seed capital from venture investors
  • Clarifai


    Director of Business Operations

    Jul 2015 - Jun 2017

    Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that specializes in computer vision and deep neural networks to identify and analyze images and videos.

    • Joined as employee #10 and the first business hire
    • Built our operating model and stood up all commercial & admin functions 0 to 1
    • Led pricing, deal desk, business intelligence, program management, and billing
  • Placemeter


    Senior Product Manager

    Jun 2013 - Jul 2015

    Placemeter (acquired by NetGear) is an urban intelligence platform using public video feeds and computer vision AI to generate real time data layer about places, streets, and neighborhoods.

    • Led initial customer development & discovery
    • Managed consumer mobile app and customer data dashboard product
    • Led data analysis, GIS, product operations, and field operations
  • DRS Technologies

    DRS Technologies

    Aerospace Systems Engineer

    Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

    DRS Technologies (acquired by RADA Electronic Industries) is a defense contractor developing advanced avionics products.

    • Led system design and unit testing for integrated avionics products
    • Wrote & managed technical requirements
    • Wrote new product development processes for our 250-person engineering group

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