Jason Ingle, Co-Founder and General Partner
Jason co-founded and is General Partner for Closed Loop Capital, an early-stage venture capital platform investing in exceptional entrepreneurs leading ventures in agriculture technology and food system innovation within the United States and Canada.
Prior to forming Closed Loop Capital, Jason co-managed Fairlane Partners, which invested at an equity level in early and growth stage ventures within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to Fairlane, Jason helped launch and grow Aslan Capital Management, a Credit Opportunities fund based in New York City. Growing to over $400mm assets under management, the fund focused on capital structure allocation mostly on the credit side, but strategically within convertible and equity vehicles, and with components of the portfolio comprised of directional long, capital structure arbitrage, and directional debt and equity short positions.
Jason is the Founder of Greener Partners, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission of connecting communities to healthy food, vibrant farms, and hands-on education experiences. The organization’s strategy for impacting the regional food system is centered on stewarding its organic farming operations, offering experiential education for students and schools, facilitating healthy food access and affordability for families, and training and mentoring emerging farmers within the Greater Philadelphia region. The organization has grown from a ½ acre garden engaging 200 children with a group of volunteers in 2009 to 4 regional sites encompassing over 125 acres including a urban-based farm, hospital-based farm, school-based farm and two mobile truck gardens engaging in total over 15,000 children annually.
As part of his commitment to strategic philanthropy, Jason serves on the Board of Greener Partners; Spring Garden Pictures, a social causes non-profit film production organization; The Ford Motor Company Fund; The Hill School; The Haverford School; and the Philadelphia Zoo, the first zoo established in the US.
Jason has presented two TEDx talks: Why Not Fix Our Food System, and Uprooting School Gardens in the Age of Mobility, both presenting unique approaches to tackle the challenges of our current food system.
Jason, his wife Sarah, and their 5 children reside outside Philadelphia, PA.