September 28, 2015

Civitas Learning Closes Major Financing

Civitas Learning® (“the company”) today announced that Warburg Pincus is leading an investment of up to $60 million in the company. Civitas Learning has pioneered the use of data science and design thinking to support higher education institutions as they improve learning and increase degree completion. Read Full Story on CivitasLearning.com

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September 16, 2015

Validic Selected For National On The Move Wellness Challenge

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Validic, the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platform, announced today its selection by WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, to power the National On The Move Wellness Challenge. The On The Move competition is focused on fueling national corporate health initiatives to combat physical inactivity and initiate behavior…

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September 4, 2015

MediaMath Wins Prestigious International Award

Over 700 members of the international marketing and media community gathered last night (3 September) at Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane to celebrate the very best work the industry has produced over the past 12 months. The evening was hosted by ‘Gadget Show’ TV presenter Ortis Deley, with entertainment from dance troupe Plague and…

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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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August 5, 2015

Why Edtech Exits Will Defy Historical Trends

When we ask education entrepreneurs “Who will buy your company X years from now?” the answer, more often than not, is either limited or defies reality. Entrepreneurs are busy building great companies that tackle extraordinary problems and impact the lives of (hopefully) millions. These aspirations make me most excited to partner with them. A company…

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June 15, 2015

Validic Named Top Healthcare Disrupter

DURHAM, N.C., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global research leader Frost & Sullivan has recognized Validic, the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platform, for its transformative and disruptive impact on healthcare, as a Top Ten Company Disrupting Healthcare. Frost & Sullivan analysts researched the healthcare landscape identifying companies with disruptive solutions that best address the present…

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May 12, 2015

HYLA Names New Chief Executive Officer

Biju Nair Appointed HYLA, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer 05.12.2015 Nair brings more than 20 years of industry-leading technology innovation to global leader in trade-in solutions Dallas, Texas – May 12, 2015 – HYLA, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Biju Nair to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Biju assumed the…

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May 9, 2015

Former Portfolio Company MedPage Discusses Need for Science

LAS VEGAS — Personalized health technologies — such as wearable devices — should be built based on sound science, according to guidelines for developing the technologies released here Wednesday. Basing the technologies on sound science was one of five principles included in the guidelines, which were announced at a breakfast session at the annual meeting…

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May 9, 2015

Aseptia Honored for Outstanding Food Technology

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May 9, 2015

Aseptia Ranks 20th on Inc’s 2015 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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May 9, 2015

Washington Post Features Vital Farms

In 2006, Michael Cox, a chicken farmer in northwest Arkansas, faced a choice that many farmers do: Grow or die. His family had been raising chickens for three generations, first for agriculture behemoth Cargill and then for themselves. Even with 800,000 laying hens, Cox was not big enough to compete: “If you’re growing or dying,”…

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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 24, 2015

Reducing Waste and Emissions in the Retail Supply Chain

Sustainable Reverse Logistics Reducing Waste and Emissions in the Retail Supply Chain 02.24.16 The retail industry faces a large and growing challenge in managing the 3.5 billion products consumers return every year, resulting in financial losses as well as environmental impacts, including 4 billion pounds of waste and 11 million metric tons of carbon emissions. Return…

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February 10, 2015

ED MAP Partners with Capella University

Nelsonville, OH, February 10, 2015 – ED MAP, Inc. has announced a new partnership that will assist Capella University respond to the changing needs and expectations for higher education institutions. ED MAP is a content strategy and logistics company, supporting over 100 institutions and 1 million students. ED MAP’s OPENVUE® platform and supporting services will…

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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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January 9, 2015

Living Earth Featured in BioCycle Magazine

Nora Goldstein BioCycle January 2015, Vol. 56, No. 1, p. 28 Mark Rose’s “career” in organics recycling started at age 13 when he had a job attaching empty bags to a bagging machine at a soil products company in Austin, Texas. “I’ve been in this business ever since,” he notes, “including managing the company where…

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