August 10, 2023

SJF Hiring Senior Analysts in New York and Durham

SJF is hiring! We are looking to bring two Senior Analysts onto the team, one in New York and one in Durham. The Senior Analysts’ primary responsibilities will be identifying investment prospects through research, reviewing company presentations, performing due diligence on prospect companies, researching industries and competitors, and building and reviewing financial models. To apply,…

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August 2, 2023

Why We Invested in Revalue Nature

As the earth’s climate crisis continues to unfold, SJF Ventures is engaging with a broadening array of companies fighting climate change. We are looking to back businesses not only in areas where we a have been active for decades – such as in clean energy, energy efficiency, mobility, circular economy and sustainable agriculture – but…

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June 29, 2023

SJF Market Analysis Outlines Startups Disrupting Menopause Care, Opportunities for Investors

Menopause has long been overlooked and misunderstood. It is a condition that is, at worst, the butt of jokes and, at best, discussed in whispers. In recent months, however, that narrative has shifted. The New York Times (here,  here and here), Bloomberg, and Axios have all called attention to menopause, the severity of its symptoms,…

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June 26, 2023

DUOS Raises $10M in Additional Capital from Strategic & Impact Investors

The funding, led by Primetime Partners, SJF Ventures, and CEOC‘s Aging Innovation Fund, will fuel the digital health company’s continued expansion of its technology platform and engagement services for older adults and caregivers. NEW YORK, June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — 3 – DUOS, a digital health company focused on empowering older adults to live independently, announced today an…

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May 31, 2023

Carrum Health Raises $45 Million to Expand Care

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Carrum Health today announced an oversubscribed $45 million Series B financing led by OMERS Growth Equity. Revelation Partners joined the round along with return investors Tiger Global, Wildcat Venture Partners, Cross Creek and SpringRock Ventures. Carrum Health will use the funding to expand its growing oncology benefit offerings and scale its surgical care service lines to give employees…

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May 18, 2023

City Innovate Announces ServiceNow Partnership and $12M Series A Round

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, City Innovate – the expert in accelerating document-centered workflows for government procurement, contracts, grants, and budgeting for federal, state, and large local government – is announcing the general availability of three City Innovate end-to-end solutions built on ServiceNow: City Innovate S2PInsight™ – Source to Pay – powered by…

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April 27, 2023

Jopwell Acquired by True

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — True, the premiere global platform of innovative talent management products and services, announced today it is acquiring Jopwell, a hiring platform focused on advancing the careers of Black, Latinx and Native American students and early-to-mid-career professionals. Jopwell perfectly complements the executive-level recruitment focus of True Search and sister organization AboveBoard. This holistic offering…

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April 13, 2023

SJF Invests in Respondology

BOULDER, Colo., April 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Respondology, a Boulder Heavy Industries portfolio company (BHI) co-founded by digital veterans to eradicate hate, abuse and spam on social media and to empower brands and organizations to optimally manage social engagement across multiple platforms, has announced the closure of its Series A round of funding. With an established global…

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November 14, 2022

Validic Raises $12 Million

DURHAM, N.C. – Validic – NOV. 14, 2022 – Validic Inc., a market-leading digital health and remote care company devoted to its mission of improving the quality of life by making personal data actionable, today announced it closed a $12 million financing round led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures, a national strategic healthcare investment program focusing on solutions…

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October 11, 2022

Amazon’s Former Head of Worldwide Returns and Recommerce Joins Optoro’s Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Optoro, Inc., the leading technology platform for retail returns and reverse logistics, today announced the appointment of Libby Johnson McKee to its Board of Directors. Johnson McKee brings experience scaling businesses and building components of the circular economy at some of the world’s most well-known brands. Most recently, Johnson…

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August 2, 2022

Terabase Raises $44 Million Series B

BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 2, 2022 / PRNewswire / — Terabase Energy today announced a $44 million Series B financing co-led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Prelude Ventures with additional participation by SJF Ventures and other existing investors. The round brings Terabase’s total funding to $52 million and will be used to support the company’s mission to reduce the cost and increase the scalability of solar by building…

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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 16, 2022

Partners at Climate Tech Venture Funds Urge Federal Leadership for Energy Transition

DURHAM, N.C., May 16, 2022 / PRNewswire / — SJF Ventures and 38 other climate venture funds write letter to congress and administration: Dear President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, As leaders of venture capital funds investing in entrepreneurial companies leading the clean energy transition, we are writing to urge you to pass the pending energy…

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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 21, 2022

Rhithm Acquired by Securly

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 21, 2022 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Securly, Inc. (“Securly”), the student safety and wellness pioneer and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, today announced that it has acquired Rhithm Inc. (“Rhithm”), in a transaction that will unite Rhithm’s best-in-class social, emotional, and mental wellness assessments, content, and insights with…

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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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March 22, 2022

TemperPack Accelerates Growth with $140 Million in New Funding, Led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management

RICHMOND, Va. / March 22, 2022 / –(BUSINESS WIRE)–TemperPack® Technologies, a leading manufacturer of sustainable thermal insulation for cold chain packaging, announced today that it has closed on $140 million of new equity financing, led by the Sustainable Investing business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs). Goldman Sachs was joined by existing TemperPack investors including…

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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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