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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October 5, 2011

SJF Portfolio Company CleanScapes to Merge with Recology

October 4, 2011 CleanScapes to Merge with Recology SJF Ventures II portfolio company, CleanScapes, based in Seattle, WA has entered into an agreement to merge with Recology, a San Francisco based waste and recycling service provider. Recology is an employee-owned company (ESOP) and reported revenue of $500 million in 2007, its last publicly reported figure….

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July 11, 2011

Investors’ Circle to Merge with SJF Institute

Partnership accelerates connection between high-caliber impact entrepreneurs and values-led investors Durham, NC and San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2011 – SJF Institute (SJFI) and Investors’ Circle (IC) today announced a strategic merger to more efficiently and effectively unleash the power of the impact investing marketplace. The merger will increase entrepreneurs’ access to capital, resources…

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May 2, 2011

ServiceChannel Named 2011 Vendor of the Year

SERVICECHANNEL NAMED 2011 VENDOR OF THE YEAR  AT PRSM NATIONAL CONFERENCE NASHVILLE, TN,  – The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) named ServiceChannel as 2011 Vendor of the Year at an awards ceremony during its National Conference here on Monday night, April 4, 2011. According to PRSM, the award is determined each year by a…

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February 28, 2011

CEI Testimonial

“Community Energy was impressed by the expertise, diligence and deep network SJF Ventures demonstrated in leading our $6 MM Series A round. After the investment, SJF has been active on the board in the recruitment of new independent Directors, strategic insights on expansion, industry and finance referrals, and market intelligence. They also supported our plans…

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February 14, 2011

Community Energy, Inc. Sells 7.8 MW Solar Project to Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy to Acquire 7.8 MW Solar Project from Community Energy, Inc., One of the Three Largest Solar Projects in New Jersey BALTIMORE and RADNOR, Pa. (February 14, 2011) – Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) and Community Energy Solar, LLC (Community Energy), today announced that Constellation, through its retail business, has agreed to acquire a 7.8…

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February 2, 2011

MediaMath Honored with Second Straight AlwaysOn OnMedia 100 Award

MEDIAMATH HONORED BY ALWAYSON FOR THIRD TIME, SECOND STRAIGHT ONMEDIA 100 Demand-Side Platform’s CEO to Lend Insights at OnMedia Conference NEW YORK, NY – January 31, 2011 – For the third time in as many years, demand-side platform MediaMath has taken home a prestigious AlwaysOn prize – this time nabbing a second straight OnMedia 100…

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January 20, 2011

SJF Ventures Starts Off 2011 with Investment in Optoro

Durham, NC and Lanham, MD – January 20, 2011 – SJF Ventures announced today it has invested in Optoro, a company providing comprehensive asset recovery solutions for the distressed inventory of retailers, manufacturers and 3rd party providers.  SJF’s investment completes Optoro’s $1.85 million Series A financing, which also includes QED Investors and Phil Pfeffer of…

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