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Jake Bronstein

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder, Flint and Tinder USA, LLC. Previously Founding Partner, Maxfield & Oberton.

Founder, Flint and Tinder USA, LLC. Previously Founding Partner, Maxfield & Oberton.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Product
  • Fundraising
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Business Development
  • • Product
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


Flint and Tinder USA, LLC


Working Not Working


Founder Flint and Tinder USA, LLC June 2012 - present
Founding Partner Maxfield & Oberton 2009 - December 2012
Strategist Consultant - N/A January 2005 - May 2009
Director of Marketing & Development AlleyCorp / Music Nation September 2007 - March 2008
Associate Editor / Sections Editor / Editor at Large FHM Magazine June 1999 - September 2005
Senior Editor, Men’s Fitness American Media September 2004 - March 2005


Not much schooling 1997 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Fashion
  • • Commerce
  • • Social responsibility. Made in the USA. Fun. Branding.

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

SEO • Facebook • Social networking • Public relations • Digital Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Maxfield & Oberton is the company I started to make/market/distribute Buckyballs (, The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy You Can't Put Down!

The company was founded in 2009 with a $2K investment. In 2011, it did just shy of $20M in sales, without ever raising or borrowing additional funds. The product is now a top seller in 10,000 US accounts and is sold in 6 other countries.

Prior to that I consulted for a variety of companies (start-ups and Fortune 500s) on alternative and buzz marketing strategies.

Having recently left the day to day operations of Maxfield to start or invest (at an angel or seed level) in something new, I am fairly open to whatever comes my way. I have ideas for what my next venture should be - I am very interested in websites and apps that facilitate offline experiences - but I am open to committing myself to any project that gets my attention and/or can leverage my skills.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

- I'd like to believe I'm one of the world's best marketers.
- I am well connected in the New York VC / Start-up scene.
- I know what properly boot-strapping a business looks-like and am fairly good at managing cash-flow in a way that few funded ventures could understand.
- Lastly, having a run a manufacturing company at the level at which I have, I have the know-how to bring a physical product to market, build a sales team to get it into retail, and grow consumer demand to make sure it gets off shelves.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Patrick Buckley
We worked together  •  Chief DODO, DODOcase and CEO, EventPod Corp.. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Jake has a great mind for marketing and product. He has advised me on how to craft a compelling kickstarter campaign and has always been a f ... antastic persons to bounce ideas off of.
Nate Bear
Illustrator + Designer, Nate Bear Art. Previously Licensing Associate, Bentex.
Innovative out-of-the box thinker who is willing to take (smart) risks. Very real guy, who is great to work with.