December 10, 2014

SJF Portfolio Company Optoro Raises $50MM led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Washington – December 10, 2014 –  Optoro Inc., a cloud-based technology company that enables retailers and manufacturers to increase their revenue from returned and excess inventory, today announced that it has closed a $50 million Series C funding. The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) joined by Generation Investment Management (Generation)…

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December 9, 2014

Validic Reaches 100 Million Lives

12/08/2014 Validic, the healthcare technology interoperability platform for aggregating digital health data, announced today the addition of several new clients and partners, as they continue to expand and grow their global digital health ecosystem. With the addition of several new notable clients in healthcare and wellness, which include WebMD, Pfizer, UPMC, NexJ, and Medhost, Validic’s client population reach increased…

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October 9, 2014

Rustic Crust Returns to Production After Fire

September 15, 2014 Rustic Crust was on track for record monthly sales of its all-natural frozen pizza crusts when a fire burned its rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6. Founder and CEO Brad Sterl remembers that day not for the shock or sadness he felt, but for the speed with which…

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August 13, 2014

Validic Raises Series A to Fuel Growth

Durham — August 13, 2014 — Validic has announced it has raised a $5 million Series A round.  The round was co-led by Greycroft Partners and SJF Ventures.  These funds will be used to fuel growth. The company also recently announced Frost & Sullivan named Validic the winner of the 2014 Best Practices Global Healthcare Information Interoperability Customer…

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August 10, 2014

CBS News Discusses the Healthiness of Vital Farms Eggs

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Aurora Porter from Vital Farms visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to cook up some egg dishes with some of the healthiest eggs for you. Porter says pasture-raised hens produce the healthiest eggs. In a pasture environment, birds may live in small houses – either mobile or fixed – to which they…

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June 6, 2014

SJF Ventures Leads Series B Round for Yieldbot

New York — June 3, 2014 — Yieldbot, a leading provider of real-time consumer intent to digital marketers, today announced it has raised a $18 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures with participation from existing investors RRE Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures and Common Angels, with additional funding from City…

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June 4, 2014

SJF Portfolio Company MediaMath Raises $175 Million

New York –  Jun 3, 2014 – MediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating SystemTM for digital marketers, today announced a $73.5 million Series C financing round, led by Boston-based growth equity firm Spring Lake Equity Partners, formerly the private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation. In addition to the Series C financing, MediaMath increased its…

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June 3, 2014

SJF Ventures Invests in Ayla Networks

Durham, NC  – May 1, 2014 – SJF is pleased to announce its investment in Ayla Networks, a Sunnyvale, CA-based company that has developed a leading IoT (“Internet of Things”) connectivity platform.  Designed for device manufacturers, as well as for retailers and service providers, Ayla’s end-to-end software solution runs across devices, cloud, and apps to create secure…

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March 20, 2014

Aseptia Closes $28 Million Series C Financing

Raleigh, NC  – March 4, 2014 – Aseptia, a Raleigh, NC-based food processing technology company, announces the closing of a $28 million Series C Preferred Stock financing. Wright Foods is the wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary of Aseptia, Inc.  Aseptia/Wright Foods utilizes state-of-the-art technology developed at North Carolina State University.  This financing is to support the growth of Wright Foods’…

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March 20, 2014

SJF Ventures Invests in Validic

Durham, NC  – March 12, 2014 – SJF is pleased to announce its investment in Validic, a Durham, NC-based mobile health technology company and leader in providing access to standardized and actionable data across a growing spectrum of mobile health apps, wearables and in-home medical devices.  Validic’s platform offers customers the ability to effectively use mobile…

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