SJF invests in companies that are leveraging the Internet, software and other information technologies to deliver innovative services to businesses and consumers.
Representative technology-enhanced services include:
SJF believes that technology-enhanced services provide exceptional opportunities for companies to scale rapidly and transform markets. SJF realizes, however, that few technology-enhanced services companies can become successful businesses until entrepreneurs have sufficient resources, flexibility and assistance to execute in continuously evolving markets. SJF supports entrepreneurs and management team members by providing growth capital, facilitating industry introductions, assisting with employee recruitment, establishing banking relationships, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and participating in board-level business planning.
SJF’s team members have invested successfully in technology-enhanced services companies for more than a decade. When assessing investment opportunities, SJF focuses on compelling companies that are demonstrating enthusiastic demand from businesses and consumers. Indications of market validation may be represented by rapid market adoption, high levels of user engagement, repeat sales from blue chip customers, and a growing pipeline of interested users.
SJF’s principals believe in the power of technology-enhanced services to deliver unique services that create positive impacts on individuals and/or the environment. While SJF invests in many types of companies, we are especially eager to partner with businesses that provide external benefits, such as democratizing access to information, facilitating patient care, tapping human capital, and building richer communities.
For more on tech-enhanced services, see the SJF blog.
Little Falls, NJ
Health care media company
Online tools that empower contractors to collaborate effectively with facilities managers
New York, NY
Online media trading company
Curriculum design and fulfillment services for post-secondary education
Global customer contact solutions
Exited 2010 – Sold to Alorica, Inc.
Technology-based solution to connect donors and volunteers with worthy causes around the world
Online salvage auction services
Exited 2010 – Sold to QCSA Auto Auctions
Printing and fulfillment for retailers, manufacturers and direct marketers
SJF Ventures has worked with groSolar since our first exploration of venture financing. SJF led our Series A and participated in our Series B financing. SJF principals have tremendous knowledge and expertise in the Cleantech sector and their contributions to our management recruiting, M&A work, and follow-on financing have been instrumental to our success.
Jeff Wolfe, CEO, groSolar