SJF values the passion and dedication needed by entrepreneurs to convert brilliant ideas into extraordinary businesses. We help companies succeed by providing growth capital and assisting entrepreneurs with the demanding challenges they face.
Since establishing its first venture fund in 1999, SJF has provided venture financing for and assisted companies with innovative ideas in resource efficiency & sustainability and tech-enhanced services. Representative investment areas include asset recovery and reverse logistics, efficiency and infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness, education, digital media, and technology-enhanced services. The firm’s principals work closely with entrepreneurs to develop and pursue growth strategies, recruit additional management, obtain debt and equity capital, and execute company acquisitions.
SJF believes companies can generate exceptional returns by creating disruptive solutions to some of the world’s greatest environmental and social problems. Moreover, many of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and management teams are looking to work in positive impact enterprises and partner with investors that share a similar vision.
"I didn’t want to take venture capital, though. I thought the VC industry was predatory. I didn’t like what it stood for, and I didn’t think venture capitalists would share my vision...But the Elpis group told me about a new type of VC. They introduced us to SJF.”
Mark Wilson, CEO, Ryla Teleservices
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