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 ratingBMore
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 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 wr…

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…

SJF Invests in Take Command Health Series A

Dallas, TX / April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / –  TakeCommand 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 gro…

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 dim…

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…
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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.