Examiner : University of Michigan fund invests in sustainable food company Jack & Jake’s

July 2012 – Ross students head up the SVF, which U-M launched in 2009. The Jack & Jake’s investment is the second in the fund’s brief history, following one made earlier this year in Learn Zillion, which connects students, parents, and teachers online. This round of funding is said to have raised $225,000, to which the Social Venture Fund contributed an undisclosed amount. The money will assist the food company — which is focused on the logistics of food production and distribution in New Orleans — with its goal of building a bridge from local fisherman and farmers to area residents who seek healthy, locally-grown food.

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