July 17, 2024

Capturing Customer Voice to Drive Impact Performance

At SJF Ventures, we look to conduct impact-oriented value creation projects with portfolio companies, helping to ensure additionality in our investments. This work can begin as early as pre-investment diligence, when we identify potential impact initiatives that we can drive during the holding period. These initiatives have ranged from job […]

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November 19, 2015

Fit4D Wins NJTC Beacon of Light Award

The NJ Tech Council’s 19th annual Awards Celebration recognizes and celebrates tech and life sciences companies for their accomplishments in leadership, collaboration and innovation. Read Full Story on NJTC.org

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October 22, 2015

EnTouch Controls and EnerNOC Announce Partnership

EnerNOC, Inc. ENOC, +3.71% a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), and technology company EnTouch Controls today announced a strategic partnership to deliver the full benefits of EIS to businesses that have large numbers of small footprint outlets, such as those in the national retail and food service industries. […]

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October 6, 2015

groSolar Achieves Approval for NY Solar Project

ROME, NY – The Rome City Council Planning Board, at a meeting today, approved the site plan for a 2.8MW ground-mounted solar project to be built just southwest of the intersection of Old Oneida and Lowell roads. Known as the Mohawk Valley Solar Partners project, this development is a partnership […]

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September 30, 2015

Think Through Learning Wins Industry Awards

Pittsburgh, PA (September 30, 2015) —— Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today that it has been named a winner in the 20th Annual Education Software Review “EDDIE” Awards. Recognized as the best “Multi-level Online Math Learning […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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March 22, 2010

BB Hobbs Testimonial

“When we looked for an equity investor for our company that shared our values and vision, SJF Ventures was the natural choice. They saw the promise early that B. B. Hobbs could help its agricultural customers produce more fruit and vegetables on less land with less water and fertilizer. They […]

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March 22, 2010

CleanScapes testimonial

“We had capital from a strong local investment community. However, we really liked SJF’s years of experience and deep connections in our industry. We were attracted to the idea of bringing on an institutional investor who shared our vision and could help us realize it.”

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March 22, 2010

Ryla Testimonial

“I didn’t want to take venture capital, though. I thought the VC industry was predatory. I didn’t like what it stood for, and I didn’t think venture capitalists would share my vision…But the Elpis group told me about a new type of VC. They introduced us to SJF.”

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March 22, 2010

EdMap testimonial

“SJF Ventures has been a great venture capital partner and board member for ED MAP. They share our philosophy of creating a win-win workplace in rural Appalachia that provides superior service and educational resources to our customers. They have rolled up their sleeves and helped on M&A, financing, option plans, […]

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March 22, 2010

Fieldview Testimonial

“I was nervous about working with venture. I was half-way expecting the worse, but Arrun and I struck a great chord from the get go and he just felt like the right partner. He was honest and spoke to me straight.”

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March 18, 2010

groSolar Testimonial

SJF Ventures has worked with groSolar since our first exploration of venture financing. SJF led our Series A and participated in our Series B financing. SJF principals have tremendous knowledge and expertise in the Cleantech sector and their contributions to our management recruiting, M&A work, and follow-on financing have been […]

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March 18, 2010

Rustic Crust Testimonial

SJF has been a tremendous asset to Rustic Crust. From the time of their initial investment to our most recent round of financing, SJF has proven to be a true partner. The experience that SJF has brought to the board room and the support they have shown the company has […]

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March 18, 2010

Media Math Testimonial

When MediaMath spoke with a number of venture capital firms about expansion capital, SJF Ventures quickly stood out as an investor that would add value and serve as a trusted friend to the firm. It has been the type of partner that we were seeking.

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February 24, 2010

SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program Selects 2010 Fellows

After a successful launch of the SJF Cleantech Mentorship Program in New York City through a $75,000 grant from the Citi Foundation, SJF has selected the 2010 Cleantech Mentorship Program Fellows and Mentors. The 2010 Fellows are an impressive group of early stage cleantech entrepreneurs operating companies with significant market potential.  […]

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February 10, 2010

SJF Launches CleanLinks – A Network for Cleantech Professionals

SJF Announces New Networking Group in RTP and NYC, CleanLinks SJF Ventures is expanding upon its successful cleantech business networking events in 2009 under the new name CleanLinks. CleanLinks happy hour events will remain free and open to all business professionals with an interest in growing the fields of cleantech, renewable energy, energy efficiency […]

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December 17, 2009

SJF Invests in FieldView

SJF Ventures Leads a $2.75M Investment in FieldView Solutions SJF Ventures led a $2.75m Series A financing in FieldView Solutions; Milestone Venture Partners and Osage Partners also participated in the financing round. FieldView Solutions is an enterprise software company based in Edison, NJ that provides data center managers with a solution […]

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