November 1, 2017

SJF Co-Leads Investment in Jopwell

New York, NY – SJF Ventures is pleased to announce it has co-lead the $7.5 million Series-A investment in NY-based Jopwell, a company that matches Black, Latino and Native American professionals with career opportunities.  Cue Ball co-led the investment with participation from Kapor Capital, Y-Combinator, Omidyar Network, Teneo Holdings and Valar Ventures. Minorities are underrepresented…

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July 14, 2017

SJF Ventures Leads $10 Million Series A in TemperPack

RICHMOND – July 14, 2017 – TemperPack (www.temperpack.com), the leader in earth-friendly packaging for insulated, temperature-sensitive goods, announced today that it has raised $10 million to expand its operations and further commercialize innovative, new products. SJF Ventures led the fundraising round, joined by Interplay Ventures, Third Prime Capital and Dolik Ventures. Robert Beckler, formerly the president of packaging at WestRock, an international…

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June 19, 2017

Carrum Health Picks Up $6.5 Million Seed

SAN FRANCISCO – May 24, 2017 – Carrum Health, the first comprehensive bundled payment platform for employers, received $6.5 million in seed funding led by Wildcat Venture Partners, a venture capital firm committed to enabling early-stage startups to build high-growth business. The funding also includes contributions from venture capital firms SJF Ventures and SpringRock Ventures….

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March 31, 2017

SJF Leads Equity Financing Round for Voxy

SJF Ventures has led the $10 million Series B financing at Voxy, a company revolutionizing English language learning.  Through a mobile and web-based educational program, Voxy is teaching English language learners with content and multimedia relevant to their personal lives and professional goals.  The company applies a rigorous learning pedagogy that has been proven to…

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December 7, 2016

SJF Invests in LeadGenius

SJF Ventures III has invested $3 million in LeadGenius. The Berkeley, CA-based company delivers a marketing and sales platform powered by best-in-class data that is continually refined through a unique combination of machine learning technology and skilled human researchers. Serving over 200 customers, from rapidly-scaling tech startups such as Weebly, to Fortune 500 businesses such as…

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September 15, 2016

SJF Ventures Leads Series A Financing of Portfolium

San Diego, CA, September 15, 2016 – Portfolium announced on Monday that it has raised $6.55M in Series A Financing, led by SJF Ventures. The funds will fuel expansion of Portfolium’s talent marketplace for students and cement it’s position as this generation’s bridge between higher ed and the job market. “In every classroom, in every city in…

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June 17, 2016

SJF Ventures Co-Leads Investment in Solera Health

Phoenix, AZ,  June 17, 2016 – Solera Health, a technology-enabled personalized preventive health network, today announced the closing of a $4 million Series A1 round of funding. The company will use the financing to scale its operations to meet the growing demand by health plans for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) as a covered…

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March 31, 2016

SJF Ventures and Fontinalis Partners Co-Lead $8 Million Financing for TransLoc

Durham, N.C., March 31, 2016—TransLoc, a leading provider of transit technology, announced today that it has completed an $8 million round of financing. The round was co-led by SJF Ventures and Fontinalis Partners, with additional investments from Marc Benioff’s Efficient Capacity fund, Thomas McMurray and Patient Capital Collaborative (PCC), an impact fund affiliated with Investors’…

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November 4, 2015

NEXTracker Acquired by Flex

NEXTracker is a designer and manufacturer of advanced single-axis solar photovoltaic trackers that offer lower costs, better performance and more flexibility for solar power plants of all sizes. In December 2014, SJF Ventures led a Series B financing for the company, resulting in $25 million of new equity and debt growth capital. The company grew…

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August 19, 2015

SJF Leads Series A Financing for Fit4D

NEW YORK – August 19, 2015 –  Fit4D (http://www.fit4d.com), a digital health company that is improving the health of people with diabetes, announced today that it has secured Series A funding from SJF Ventures, Sovereign Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. The funding will enable the company to expand distribution of its…

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May 4, 2015

SJF Ventures Invests in Raise.me​

San Francisco, CA – May 4, 2015 – SJF Ventures is pleased to announce it has invested in CA-based Raise.me, a company that is reinventing educational pathways and changing the way students access billions of dollars each year in scholarships and grants for college.  Owl Ventures, First Round Capital, Deborah Quazzo and other angels were also…

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April 29, 2015

Validic Raises $12.5M Led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Durham, NC – April 29, 2015 – Validic, the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platform, announced today that it has secured a $12.5 million Series B round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, with participation from existing investors SJF Ventures and Greycroft Partners. The funding will continue to fuel Validic’s…

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March 24, 2015

SJF Ventures Invests in Novinium, Inc.

Auburn, Washington – March 24, 2015 – SJF Ventures announced today it has led a $20 million Series D financing in Novinium, owner of patented processes for rejuvenating aged underground power cables.  Use of proceeds was for the acquisition of UtilX from Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG).  UtilX offers the proprietary, patented CableCURE® injection service and…

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February 9, 2015

SJF Ventures Leads NEXTracker Financing

NEXTracker Raises $25 Million of Growth Capital Financing from SJF Ventures, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, existing investors; Doubles Manufacturing Capacity Investment Enables NEXTracker to Fulfill Expanding Customer Orders for the Solar Industry’s Most Advanced Solar PV Tracker FREMONT, CA, FEB. 9, 2015 – NEXTracker, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single axis PV trackers, today…

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February 5, 2015

SJF Ventures Invests in Civitas Learning

Civitas Learning Closes $16 Million In Funding to Continue Trailblazing Efforts in Data Science and Student Success Led by Rethink Education, round includes funding from Gera Venture Capital, SJF Ventures, Austin Ventures and Emergence Capital Austin, Texas – February 3, 2015 – Civitas Learning, the Austin-based predictive analytics Software-as-a-Service (Saas) innovator on a mission to help…

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January 19, 2015

ServiceChannel Investment Provides Successful Exit for SJF Ventures

January 20, 2015 – SJF Ventures is pleased to announce that Bayard Capital has partnered with ServiceChannel and provided growth capital for the company.  As part of the transaction, SJF received proceeds that generated a successful return on its investment. ServiceChannel is a New York-based Software-as-a-Service company that allows facilities managers and contractors to collaborate effectively.  More than 200 brands, including the top 5 U.S. retailers,…

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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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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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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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