March 12, 2012

Recent Press on SJF Ventures’ Third Fund in WSJ, Bloomberg, and more

Wall Street Journal – – 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 Herald-SunDurham venture capital investment firm launches third fund

“From an initial investment in a wireless device recycling company to a stake in a brand of natural pizza products, SJF Ventures looks to make investments in growing companies that also have a positive impact…’  Read More


Bloomberg Businessweek – A Government Nod for Companies Doing Good

“For a dozen years, SJF Ventures has backed companies with the dual goals of delivering the hefty returns venture capitalists want and benefiting the environment or low-income communities. The Durham, N.C., venture firm has invested in companies such as eRecyclingCorps, a cell phone recycler that recently got a $35 million follow-on round led by Kleiner Perkins…”  Read More


Washington Post  SBA Chooses Firm with a Clean-tech Profile as its Newest Investment Partner

“A North Carolina venture firm will be the Small Business Administration’s first national partner for the new Impact Investment program that aims to increase investment to clean energy and education start-ups. SJF Ventures, which has offices in New York, San Francisco and Durham, N.C., announced Thursday that it has already raised the bulk of the $75 million the firm plans to funnel into clean-tech, software as a service and food-safety businesses…”  Read More


Read more press at the following sites:

Entrepreneur Magazine 

Environmental Finance 


Smart Energy News 

Sustainable Business 

Austin Business Journal 

Raleigh News and Observer – 

Salt Lake Tribune 

Dallas Morning News

New Mexico Business Weekly

Triple Pundit

Triangle Business Journal

Rochester Business Journal

Colorado Springs Business Journal