Jake Sargent is a founding partner of Softmatter, a seed-stage venture fund investing in ideas that shape the future of sustainable design. At Softmatter, Jake seeks out investment opportunities in fashion and consumer goods with a focus on advanced materials, supply chain innovation, and values-based brands. Jake’s passion for sustainable design is informed by five years as the President and Creative Director of SIMON MILLER, a contemporary men’s and women’s collection blending Japanese fabrics and aesthetics with quality American construction. Prior to SIMON MILLER, Jake developed a love for artisanship and craft overseeing the development of product and retail for Monocle magazine. Jake was a finalist in the 2014 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund, and has been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2015. Jake graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in business marketing. 


Mission Investing: Resources and Advice for Family Philanthropy

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Ariella Rotenberg, Jake Sargent, Lenora Suki

While mission investing is a trend that’s sweeping the field, families may face a variety of unexpected challenges when implementing a mission (or impact) investment strategy. This webinar will highlight family philanthropists sharing insights on how mission investing has worked for their purposes, and how you can make it work for yours! We’ll discuss how to navigate family dynamics, mission… Read More