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DescriptionCleantech-focused Venture capital


SJF Ventures III LP, 5/2013 $90M


200 N. Mangum Street
Suite 203
Durham, NC, 27701
New York
885 Third Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY, 10022
San Francisco Bay Area
700 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA, 94939


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SJF Ventures

SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership with offices in Durham, New York and San Francisco. Through its investment funds, the firm provides equity financings from $1MM to $10MM, solo or in syndicates, to companies seeking growth capital.

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.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Validic 3/2014Convertible Note$1.25M1
Aseptia 3/2014Series C$28M3
EnTouch Controls 11/2013Series B$8.25M3
eRecycling Corps 10/2013Series C$105M6
Easy Metrics 9/2013Series A$3.3M2
Think Through Learning 9/2013Series B$5.6M1
Versify Solutions 8/2013Series C1
Optoro 1/2013Series A$7.5M3
BioSurplus 7/2012Series A$2.4M2
FieldView Solutions 6/2011Venture Round$2M3
Optoro 1/2011Series A$1.9M2
Community Energy 10/2010Series A$4M2
FieldView Solutions 12/2009Series A$2.75M3
Truist 10/2008Venture Round$900k1
CleanScapes 10/2008Series A$1.6M1
groSolar 6/2008Series D$2.5M3
Intechra Holdings 5/2007Series C$30M5
MedPageToday 3/2007Venture Round$2.1M2
Preclick 2/2007Venture Round$1.6M4
Intechra Holdings 11/2006Venture Round$6.5M4
Preclick 6/2005Venture Round$550k1



  1. SJF Ventures Closes Third Fund at over $90M ( [edit]
  2. CEI Investment ( [edit]
  3. Validic Secures $1.25M in Funding ( [edit]
  4. Aseptia Closes $28M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  5. EnTouch Controls Raises $8.25M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  6. eRecycling Raises $105M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  7. EasyMetrics raises $3.3M ( [edit]
  8. Think Through Learning raises $5.6m in Series B funding ( [edit]
  9. Versify Solutions Raises Series C for Energy-Optimization Software ( [edit]
  10. Optoro Closes $7.5M Series A Round Led by Grotech Ventures ( [edit]
  11. BioSurplus Raises $2.4M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  12. FieldView Solutions Completes $2M Funding ( [edit]
  13. Inventory Reseller Optoro Completes $1.9M Series A ( [edit]
  14. SJF Ventures, NGP Energy Technology Partners Back Community Energy ( [edit]
  15. Field View Solutions Raises $2.75 Million. ( [edit]
  16. Truist scores investment from VC ( [edit]
  17. SJF Ventures Invests $1.6 million in CleanScapes Inc. ( [edit]
  18. groSolar Completes $2.5M Financing ( [edit]
  19. Intechra, electronics recycler, gets $30M. ( [edit]
  20. Medical News Service MedPageToday Gets $2.1 Million Funding ( [edit]
  21. Preclick -Photo Software and Web Services Company- Funded $1.6 Million by MAG fund, Robin Hood Ventures & LORE ( [edit]
  22. Intechra Holding Corporation Secures $6.5 Million in new Equity round ( [edit]
  23. SJF Ventures Invests in Preclick, Photo Software and Services Company ( [edit]
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