SJF Ventures

Founded 1999
Founders Anne Claire Broughton David Kirkpatrick Rick Defieux


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Total investments 68
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 3.09
Lead investments 14
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Analytics
  • SaaS

In 1999 was created SJF Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Durham. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the SJF Ventures, startups are often financed by Trailblazer Capital, Y Combinator, Sandbox Industries. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Trailblazer Capital, NRG Energy, GSV AcceleraTE. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trailblazer Capital, Aster, Revolution.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Optoro, Intechra Holdings, Civitas Learning The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Enterprise Software, Logistics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 31 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this SJF Ventures performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

This organization was formed by Anne Claire Broughton, David Kirkpatrick, Rick Defieux. Besides them, we counted 7 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$30M02 Nov 2021 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Ellipsis Health

Health Care
Information Technology
$26M15 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
$4M18 May 2021 Fort Worth, Texas, United States


Clean Energy
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
$27M28 Apr 2021 Louisiana, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Career Planning
Information Services
$8M15 Mar 2021 Austin, Texas, United States

Terabase Energy

$6M09 Sep 2020 Berkeley, California, United States

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Supply Chain Management
$8M19 Aug 2020 Youngstown, Ohio, United States

mPulse Mobile

Health Care
$16M11 Aug 2020 Los Angeles, California, United States


Interior Design
Product Design
Smart Building
$12M05 Aug 2020 New York, New York, United States
Ellipsis Health Raises $26M in Series A Funding

– Ellipsis Health is a San Francisco, CA-based developer of a voice vital sign to quantify and manage depression and anxiety at scale.
– The company raised $26m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by SJF Ventures with participation from AblePartners, Akhil Paul at Caparo Group, Alumni Ventures, Divesh Makan, Gaingels, Gary Loveman, Generator Ventures, Greycroft, Helmy Eltoukhy, Joanne Bradford, Khosla Ventures, Luminous Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Richard Socher, Ricardo Villela Marino, SpringTide Ventures, and What If Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its customer base, expand global partnerships, build a multidisciplinary team, research, and develop new voice-based technology, expand its voice vital sign to address the mental health of children and adolescents.

Take Command Health Closes $12.0M Series A Funding

– Take Command Health Closes $12.0M Series A Funding.
– The round was led by LiveOak Venture Partners and SJF Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its team, launch new products and features, including a new payments solution, and enhance design support and account management.


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