June 7, 2022

Perishable Shipping Solutions Acquired by Lineage Logistics

Novi, MI – June 7, 2022 – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced that it is expanding its Direct-to-Consumer (“D2C”) Fulfillment solution to create a market leader in e-commerce for perishable customers. As part of Lineage’s investment in D2C, Lineage…

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May 12, 2022

SJF Leads Elemeno Health’s Series A

OAKLAND, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Elemeno Health, the developer of a proprietary solution serving frontline health care teams, announced the closing of a Series A financing. The $7 million round was led by SJF Ventures and joined by new investor SustainVC and several existing investors. Designed by former nurses for nurses, Elemeno provides clinicians…

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April 11, 2022

SJF Invests in Tive to Power Sustainable & Efficient Supply Chains

BOSTON, April 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / — Tive, the technology leader in the new era of supply chain and logistics visibility, today announced the closing of a $54M Series B funding led by AXA Venture Partners, with participation from Sorenson Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Fifth Wall, SJF Ventures and Floating Point Ventures as well as the existing investors RRE Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, NextView Ventures, Hyperplane Ventures, Broom Ventures, and Supply Chain Ventures. In…

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March 28, 2022

Novinium Acquired by Southwire

SJF Ventures portfolio company Novinium, a power cable rejuvenation and reuse solutions provider focused on electric utilities, has been acquired by one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers, Southwire. Novinium has patented processes to help utilities address a growing infrastructure problem of increasing faults from aging underground power cables.  The company’s injection technology…

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December 20, 2021

An Exit To Accelerate Climate Impact: AES Acquires Community Energy Solar

December 20, 2021 / Dave Kirkpatrick LinkedIn / – We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Community Energy Solar (CES) by AES to accelerate the deployment of utility scale solar and storage. SJF led the Series A financing for CES in 2010, in partnership with our co-investor NGP ETP. At that time, the CES…

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December 20, 2021

Community Energy Acquired by AES

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / — The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced the acquisition of leading US solar developer, Community Energy Solar, LLC (Community Energy). AES has signed PPAs to deliver 4 GW of renewables in the US this year and the acquisition of Community Energy will further bolster the Company’s future expansion…

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December 16, 2021

SJF Leads Mercado Labs’ Series A

December 16, 2021 / Mercado Labs / — Mercado Labs, an online platform that automates the first mile of the import supply chain, announced today it has closed a Series A investment led by SJF Ventures. Existing investors, LiveOak Venture Partners, Ironspring Ventures, and Supply Chain Ventures also participated in the round. The Series A funding will be used to…

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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 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 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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December 2, 2020

ShipMonk Raises $290 Million

December 2, 2020 / (Crunchbase News) / – ShipMonk, now armed with a $290 million growth equity investment from Summit Partners, is poised to enter its next phase. Prior to this investment, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-headquartered provider of direct-to-consumer fulfillment and technology tools was essentially bootstrapped and profitable since it was founded in 2014, with the exception…

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October 28, 2020

HYLA Mobile Acquired by Assurant

NEW YORK / October 28, 2020 / (BUSINESS WIRE) / – Assurant (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HYLA Mobile, a leading provider of smartphone software, trade-in and upgrade services. The transaction…

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September 21, 2020

SJF Publishes 2020 Impact Report

SJF Ventures is proud to release its 2020 Impact Report, which details the fund’s impact strategy, gives an overview of SJF’s investment and impact themes per sector, and provides a deep dive into the various dimensions of impact for each portfolio company. Download SJF’s 2020 Impact Report here. Please note that the report is interactive,…

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September 9, 2020

SJF Ventures Leads Terabase Series A

BERKELEY, California, September 9, 2020 / PRNewswire / — Solar digital solutions startup Terabase Energy announced Wednesday that it has closed a $6 million Series A financing, led by SJF Ventures. On a mission to drive solar power prices down below one cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2025, Terabase provides proprietary software, automation and digital deployment solutions for utility-scale projects globally. Co-founded by six solar…

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August 18, 2020

SJF Leads Perishable Shipping Solutions Series A

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, August 18, 2020 / PRWEB / — Perishable Shipping Solutions (PSS), a leader in the e-commerce market for perishable cold and frozen food fulfillment logistics, announced today that it has closed an $8.7M Series A round of financing. The investment was led by SJF Ventures with participation from Grotech Ventures and others including Supply…

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