Jakobi attended Duke University, and then the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in May 2007.
He is the Managing Director and Company Owner of Metcalfe"s Food Company, which was founded by Julian Metcalfe in 2009. Barclays Capital
Jakobi started his career as an Analyst in Investment Banking at Barclays Capital in New New York Pod bites
In January 2010, whilst working in Finance, Jakobi founded a food company called Pod bites, which was a range of chocolate, and yoghurt covered edamame.
He launched Pod bites in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges amongst others in March 2010.
Metcalfe’s Food Company
Jakobi approached Julian as he was keen to get Pod bites into Itsu and Pret A Manger. Jakobi agreed to become the Managing Director of Metcalfe"s Food Company in October 2010.
Since joining he has grown the company from £300,000 in sales to over £10 Million as of May 2014. As of December 2014, Metcalfe"s Food Company were ranked the fastest growing privately owned food and drink company in the United Kingdom. Metcalfe’s skinny
In January 2016 Diamond Foods acquired a minority stake in Metcalfe’s skinny.
The investment will help to maximise the growth potential of the brand in the United Kingdom and Europe.
One Young World
On 16th October 2014, Robert was invited by One Young World as a special delegate to head a panel on successful young entrepreneurs at their annual summit in Dublin. The summit brings together the generations’ most passionate young people to debate issues of universal concern. Jakobi explained that the panel was to have a particular focus on the importance of inspiring youth entrepreneurship in an interview he did with Bloomberg prior to the summit.