October 15, 2021

Fiverr’s Play at Closing the Education and Employment Loop

October 15, 2021 / Arrun Kapoor LinkedIn / – It was great to see Fiverr’s acquisition of CreativeLive last week. The acquisition will bring an upskilling product under the umbrella of a thriving gig placement platform, consolidating two of the primary components of employment into one offering. At SJF, we have long been interested in…

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September 30, 2021

SJF Hosts Future Impact: The Solar Century Panel

SJF Ventures hosted its second Future Impact series event on solar energy’s transition to the primary source of global energy this century.  On September 30, 2021, SJF Ventures hosted a conversation on the future impact of the “Solar Century.” Facilitated by Dave Kirkpatrick and Jacqueline Goodman at SJF, this discussion focused on solar energy’s transition…

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August 31, 2021

SJF Leads Ellipsis Health’s $26 Million Series A

SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2021 / PRNewswire / — Ellipsis Health, pioneer of the first voice vital sign to quantify and manage depression and anxiety at scale, today announced that it has raised $26 million in Series A funding to further its measurement-based approach to identifying and quantifying behavioral health conditions. Through voice technology, Ellipsis Health empowers people to take control…

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August 25, 2021

Terabase Energy Acquires PlantPredict

BERKELEY, Calif. and TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / — Solar digital solutions startup Terabase Energy today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlantPredict, a predictive solar energy modeling tool, from First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), a leading American solar technology company. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. PlantPredict is a sophisticated predictive solar energy…

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August 9, 2021

Waycare Acquired by Rekor Systems

SJF Ventures portfolio company Waycare Technologies has been acquired by Rekor Systems, a Govtech company focused on intelligent infrastructure and smart cities. Waycare is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based connected mobility platform for transportation agencies that provides actionable insights and predictive analytics to improve traffic and safety management operations. Waycare’s technology will enhance Rekor’s existing suite…

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May 18, 2021

SJF Invests in Rhithm – Right time. Right place. Right product. Right impact.

We are excited to announce SJF’s investment in Rhithm, a social emotional learning (SEL) platform providing data-driven insight into student well-being. We join our friends at Reach Capital, who led the investment, as well as a broader syndicate with Red House Education and Edovate Capital. Reach wrote a great piece, articulating their excitement in the company….

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April 28, 2021

SJF Ventures Invests in PosiGen

New Orleans, LA / April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PosiGen, the nation’s leading provider of renewable energy and efficiency solutions for low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, is pleased to announce the second close of its Series D growth equity financing with an additional $27 million investment from a syndicate of leading private equity investors, including Activate…

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April 28, 2021

SJF Invests in Take Command Health

Dallas, TX / April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / –  Take Command Health, an innovative health benefits platform, announced it has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by LiveOak Venture Partners and SJF Ventures. The funding enables the HRA administrator to capitalize on tremendous demand by growing its team, launching new products and features,…

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March 30, 2021

Catalant Technologies Raises $35 Million to Capitalize on Market Growth

BOSTON / March 30, 2021 / Catalant Technologies / – Catalant Technologies today announced the closing of a $35 million investment, led by the Morningside Group, to meet increased demand as more companies choose high-end freelancers over traditional consulting firms. Since 2013, Catalant’s Expert Marketplace has helped companies easily find elite independent experts and consulting firms….

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March 9, 2021

SJF Invests in SchooLinks

March 9, 2021 / EdSurge / – Going after an industry giant in K-12 college and career planning wasn’t what Katie Fang originally had in mind when she started SchooLinks in 2015. Back then, it was a website where high school students and parents could research college options. Such services were a dime a dozen, she…

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February 4, 2021

SJF Ventures Closes Fifth Fund at $175 Million

Feb. 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / — SJF Ventures has launched SJF Ventures V, L.P., a $175 million impact investment fund. SJF backs visionary entrepreneurial teams working in clean energy and climate, circular economy and logistics, mobility and govtech, health, education, future of work, and sustainable food. The firm has offices in Durham, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Limited partners…

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January 27, 2021

ShipMonk Secures Additional $65 Million

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL / January 27, 2021 / (BusinessWire) / – ShipMonk, a leading provider of e-commerce fulfillment and technology solutions, today announced a $65 million infusion of growth equity from Periphas Capital. The deal closely follows a $290 million growth equity round from Summit Partners, raised in December. ShipMonk’s total funding now exceeds $365 million, including…

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January 19, 2021

mPulse Mobile Acquires The Big Know

LOS ANGELES / January 19, 2021 / (PRWeb) /- mPulse Mobile, the leader in conversational AI solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced its acquisition of The Big Know, a prominent digital learning company transforming how healthcare educates consumers. The partnership combines mPulse’s proven ability to reach and engage vital member populations with The Big Know’s…

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January 7, 2021

Carrum Health Raises $40 Million

January 7, 2021 / (TechCrunch) / – Six years after launching its service linking employer-sponsored insurance plans with surgical centers of excellence, Carrum Health has raised $40 million in a new round of financing to capitalize on tailwinds propelling its business forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes cracks in the U.S. healthcare system, one of the…

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