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SJF Ventures Leads NEXTracker Financing

NEXTracker Raises $25 Million of Growth Capital Financing from SJF Ventures, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, existing investors; Doubles Manufacturing Capacity Investment Enables NEXTracker to Fulfill Expanding Customer Orders for the Solar Industry’s Most Advanced Solar PV Tracker FREMONT, CA, FEB. 9, 2015 – NEXTracker, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single axis PV trackers, today […] [Read More]

SJF Ventures Invests in Civitas Learning

Civitas Learning Closes $16 Million In Funding to Continue Trailblazing Efforts in Data Science and Student Success Led by Rethink Education, round includes funding from Gera Venture Capital, SJF Ventures, Austin Ventures and Emergence Capital Austin, Texas – February 3, 2015 – Civitas Learning, the Austin-based predictive analytics Software-as-a-Service (Saas) innovator on a mission to help […] [Read More]

ServiceChannel Investment Provides Successful Exit for SJF Ventures

January 20, 2015 - SJF Ventures is pleased to announce that Bayard Capital has partnered with ServiceChannel and provided growth capital for the company.  As part of the transaction, SJF received proceeds that generated a successful return on its investment. ServiceChannel is a New York-based Software-as-a-Service company that allows facilities managers and contractors to collaborate effectively.  More than 200 brands, including the top 5 U.S. retailers, […] [Read More]

SJF Portfolio Company Optoro Raises $50MM led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Washington – December 10, 2014 -  Optoro Inc., a cloud-based technology company that enables retailers and manufacturers to increase their revenue from returned and excess inventory, today announced that it has closed a $50 million Series C funding. The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) joined by Generation Investment Management (Generation) […] [Read More]

Validic Raises Series A to Fuel Growth

Durham — August 13, 2014 — Validic has announced it has raised a $5 million Series A round.  The round was co-led by Greycroft Partners and SJF Ventures.  These funds will be used to fuel growth. The company also recently announced Frost & Sullivan named Validic the winner of the 2014 Best Practices Global Healthcare Information Interoperability Customer […] [Read More]

SJF Ventures Leads Series B Round for Yieldbot

New York — June 3, 2014 — Yieldbot, a leading provider of real-time consumer intent to digital marketers, today announced it has raised a $18 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by SJF Ventures with participation from existing investors RRE Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures and Common Angels, with additional funding from City […] [Read More]

SJF Portfolio Company MediaMath Raises $175 Million

New York –  Jun 3, 2014 - MediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating SystemTM for digital marketers, today announced a $73.5 million Series C financing round, led by Boston-based growth equity firm Spring Lake Equity Partners, formerly the private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation. In addition to the Series C financing, MediaMath increased its […] [Read More]

SJF Ventures Invests in Ayla Networks

Durham, NC  – May 1, 2014 – SJF is pleased to announce its investment in Ayla Networks, a Sunnyvale, CA-based company that has developed a leading IoT (“Internet of Things”) connectivity platform.  Designed for device manufacturers, as well as for retailers and service providers, Ayla’s end-to-end software solution runs across devices, cloud, and apps to create secure […] [Read More]

Aseptia Closes $28 Million Series C Financing

Raleigh, NC  – March 4, 2014 – Aseptia, a Raleigh, NC-based food processing technology company, announces the closing of a $28 million Series C Preferred Stock financing. Wright Foods is the wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary of Aseptia, Inc.  Aseptia/Wright Foods utilizes state-of-the-art technology developed at North Carolina State University.  This financing is to support the growth of Wright Foods’ […] [Read More]

SJF Ventures Invests in Validic

Durham, NC  – March 12, 2014 – SJF is pleased to announce its investment in Validic, a Durham, NC-based mobile health technology company and leader in providing access to standardized and actionable data across a growing spectrum of mobile health apps, wearables and in-home medical devices.  Validic’s platform offers customers the ability to effectively use mobile […] [Read More]