SJF Ventures

As a venture fund, SJF Ventures focuses on the resource efficiency, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure, asset recovery including reuse and recycling, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness technology, education technology and digital media and marketing services.

When assessing investment opportunities, SJF Ventures is highly selective in identifying teams, markets and business models that can achieve rapid sales, strong profitability, and premium exits. In addition, SJF looks to partner with entrepreneurs who are committed to positively impacting the world through the businesses that they are creating.

SJF Ventures’ partners assist portfolio companies in developing and executing strategic growth, building the board and executive management team, exploring capitalization structures, pursuing growth mergers and acquisitions, and enhancing market presence.

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HQDurham, NC, US
Size (employees)19 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
SJF Ventures was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Durham, NC, US

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Key People/Management at SJF Ventures

Rick Defieux

Rick Defieux

Co-Founder & Investment Committee Chair
David Griest

David Griest

Managing Director
Alan Kelley

Alan Kelley

Managing Director
Cody Nystrom

Cody Nystrom

Managing Director
Arrun Kapoor

Arrun Kapoor

Managing Director
Dave Kirkpatrick

Dave Kirkpatrick

Managing Director
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SJF Ventures Office Locations

SJF Ventures has offices in Durham, Larkspur and New York
Durham, NC, US (HQ)
200 N Mangum St #203
Larkspur, CA, US
700 Larkspur Landing Cir #199
New York, NY, US
85 Broad St
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SJF Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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SJF Ventures Blogs

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…

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…

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 pandem…

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 …

Terabase Featured by The Wall Street Journal

Terabase was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Yuliya Chernova, New Wave of Climate Tech Boosted by Biden Win, published on November 23, 2020. Solar-technology startup Terabase Energy, for example, raised a $6 million Series A round this year led by SJF Ventures. Founded in 2018 …

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 sm…
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SJF Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SJF Ventures founded?

    SJF Ventures was founded in 1999.

  • Who are SJF Ventures key executives?

    SJF Ventures's key executives are Rick Defieux, David Griest and Alan Kelley.

  • How many employees does SJF Ventures have?

    SJF Ventures has 19 employees.

  • Where is SJF Ventures headquarters?

    SJF Ventures headquarters is located at 200 N Mangum St #203, Durham.

  • Where are SJF Ventures offices?

    SJF Ventures has offices in Durham, Larkspur and New York.

  • How many offices does SJF Ventures have?

    SJF Ventures has 3 offices.