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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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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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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