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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November 4, 2013

SJF Ventures Leads $8.25MM Financing for EnTouch Controls

Richardson, TX – November 5, 2013 – EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of cloud-based energy management systems for restaurant and retail chains, today announced it has raised a total of $8.25 million in Series B equity and debt financing. The financing was led by SJF Ventures and included new investor NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and the…

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October 28, 2013

eRecycling Group Secures $105 Million in Series C Funding

Silver Lake Kraftwerk Joins Current Investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, OpenAir Equity Partners, SJF Ventures, NGEN Partners, RRE Ventures, and TAP Advisors in new round of funding for the mobile device trade-in and reuse leader Irving, TX – October 28, 2013 – eRecycling Group Inc., the parent company of E-Recycling, LLC (eRC), the world’s leading…

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September 11, 2013

SJF Ventures Makes New Investment in Easy Metrics

Seattle, WA – September 11, 2013 – Easy Metrics, Inc. has raised $3.3 million in Series A venture funding, led by SJF Ventures. New funds will be used for its continued expansion – to add key personnel, scale the company’s operating infrastructure, and enhance product development. Founded in 2009, Easy Metrics is a SaaS-based business intelligence…

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September 5, 2013

SJF Ventures Invests in Think Through Learning Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA – September 5, 2013 – SJF Ventures announced today that it has invested in Think Through Learning Inc., the award-winning, SaaS math instructional system, in a $5.6 million Series B funding. The funds will be used to innovate and maximize next generation technology to optimize learning and achievement. “Think Through Learning and its flagship…

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August 20, 2013

SJF Ventures Invests in Versify Solutions

Glen Mills, PA and Durham, NC – August 20, 2013 – SJF Ventures announced today it has invested in Versify Solutions, Inc., a SaaS-based energy asset optimization platform for the utility and power industry. SJF led Versify’s Series C growth capital financing and existing investors also participated in the round including Potomac Energy Fund. The financing…

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June 20, 2013

SJF Makes New Investment in Vital Farms

SJF Ventures has invested in Vital Farms, Inc., a Texas-based, sustainable agriculture company. Vital Farms is the largest provider of pasture-raised eggs and poultry in the United States. The company’s rapidly increasing base of loyal consumers has led Vital Farms to be ranked first in the food and beverage category in Inc.’s recent list of…

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May 2, 2013

SJF Announces Close of Third Fund at $90M, 3x Prior Fund Size

May 1, 2013 SJF Ventures conducted the final closing on its third fund with more than $90MM in capital commitments, tripling the size of the previous $28MM second fund.    The target for SJF Ventures III was $75MM and the fund was substantially oversubscribed at its final April closing.    “We are honored that so many investors…

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March 15, 2013

Cody Nystrom promoted to Managing Director at SJF Ventures

March 15, 2013, Durham, NC   SJF Ventures, a growth equity fund with over $100 million under management and offices in Durham, New York and San Francisco, announced the promotion of Cody Nystrom to Managing Director.   She is responsible for leading new investments for the fund, particularly in the health & wellness and resource efficiency…

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February 26, 2013

SJF Makes New Investment in Aseptia

Troy and Durham, NC – February 26, 2013 – SJF Ventures announced today it has invested in Aseptia, a state-of-the-art aseptic food processing technology company. SJF participated in Aseptia’s $6 million Series C financing, which also includes angel investors and management. The financing is being used to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity to meet customer…

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February 25, 2013

eRecyclingCorps Achieves Record 10 Million Wireless Device Trade-Ins

Mobile device trade-in leader sets new collection record, nearly triples year-over-year volume Barcelona, Spain and Brussels, Belgium– February 25, 2013 – eRecyclingCorps (eRC), the world’s leading provider of operator-grade wireless device trade-in solutions, today announced that it has completed 10 million wireless device trade-ins since its inception in 2009. eRC nearly tripled its collection volumes…

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January 29, 2013

groSolar Earns Accolades over Camden WWT Solar Project

January 29, 2013 groSolar successfully completed installation of a 1.8MW solar project over the Camden, NJ waste water treatment plant.    The project is producing output at a rate of approximately 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, enough to meet the needs of more than 400 homes.    The number of EPC firms able to…

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September 19, 2012

MediaMath Early Leader on Facebook Exchange

MediaMath Clients Driving Higher Click-Throughs, Conversions and Brand Metrics Through Facebook Exchange Inventory Global brands and agencies are seeing improved ad performance by leveraging MediaMath’s TerminalOne buying platform to access Facebook® Exchange. MediaMath is one of the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers given early access to inventory on the Facebook Exchange. Early results from MediaMath’s campaigns…

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July 17, 2012

SJF Invests in BioSurplus

SJF Participates in Oversubscribed Round in BioSurplus, First Investment for Fund III July 17, 2012 – SJF Ventures announced today it has invested in BioSurplus, a company providing turnkey services for managing the entire life cycle of laboratory instruments in the life sciences industry. SJF’s investment completes BioSurplus’ $2.4 million Series A financing, which also…

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May 18, 2012

SJF Releases 2012 Positive Impacts Report

For the 11th consecutive year, SJF Ventures, with support from SJF Institute, conducted an annual Positive Impacts survey to assess the impact among SJF portfolio companies. The 17 most active portfolio companies in SJF I and II were surveyed, which included collecting new data as part of SJF’s participation as a GIIRS (Global Impact Investing…

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March 12, 2012

Recent Press on SJF Ventures’ Third Fund in WSJ, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur.com and more

Wall Street Journal – WSJ.com – Citi Leads Investment in SJF’s New Fund  “The team at SJF Ventures had to undergo federal background checks, submit fingerprints and provide 20 references each in order to obtain a license from the Small Business Administration for its new nationally focused impact investment fund, SJF Ventures III LP…” Read More   The…

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March 8, 2012

SJF Ventures Launches Third Fund

The launch of SJF Ventures III marks an important milestone for SJF.  It is a truly exciting time as we set out to build a new, exceptional portfolio.  If you know of exciting companies that are scaling rapidly and delivering strong social and environmental impacts, please get in touch with us! When our team first…

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December 20, 2011

SJF portfolio company eRecyclingCorps raises $35 mm from Kleiner Perkins

eRecyclingCorps Secures $35M from Kleiner Perkins; Turns Wireless eWaste into a Working Asset Former CEOs of Sprint PCS, RadioShack Build At-Scale Wireless Device Collection Model to Bridge Environmental and Digital Divide Irving, Texas — December 20, 2011 — eRecyclingCorps, a partner to global wireless carriers and retailers in the management of wireless e-waste as an…

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December 16, 2011

SJF Ventures featured in Dow Jones Venture Wire

SJF Ventures’ differentiated investment approach, especially in cleantech, along with a 12 year track record that includes five exits in just the last eighteen months, is attracting significant interest from investors for their third fund, targeted at $75 million. Read more about what is setting SJF apart from other funds in the December 12, 2011 Dow Jones Venture Wire article.

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