SJF Ventures II, L.P.
United States of America
Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.
Developed countries (203) / More developed regions (202) / More developed regions (North America, Asia & Oceania) (153) / United States of America (112)
SJF Ventures is an expansion stage venture capital fund focused on delivering superior financial returns through investments in high growth, positive impact companies. SJF has an fourteen-year successful record of assisting visionary and talented management teams in building industry-leading firms. SJF provides strong expertise and networks in the cleantech, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. SJF Ventures has offices in Durham, NC, New York and San Francisco and actively sources deals nationally but often in off-the-beaten track geographies. The firm invests up to $2MM initially often leading or participating in larger syndicate rounds, typically up to $5MM, if needed. SJF aims to invest in companies typically realizing over $1MM in annual sales and at an inflection point for growth. SJF's investment team and investment committee have 50 years of VC experience as well as early leadership in cleantech investing. SJF Ventures I, II and III portfolios consist of 36 companies pursuing various sustainable strategies across a cross section of investment areas including renewable energy & efficiency, recycling, grid & infrastructure technologies and tech-enhanced services.
SJF Ventures seeks to generate superior returns in high-growth, positive impact companies by investing equity capital in growth stage businesses. The fund aims to capitalize on favorable macro trends, an evolved investment strategy, and competitive access to companies. Over the last 14 years, SJF Ventures has evolved its investment strategy from mission first to market rate and now superior returns. Like most venture funds, SJF seeks to realize investor returns through company liquidity events typically within a 5 year holding period. SJF typically participates in senior preferred securities with liquidation preferences, dividends and board representation or other preferred voting rights. SJF also considers secondary purchases of common stock in select transactions. SJF will lead investments of $1 to $4 million in size or participate as a co-investor in larger syndicates, if required.
SJF Ventures II is a top quartile performing fund projecting an IRR to LP's, net of fees, of 20%.
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Headquarters location: United States of America
Other funds managed by this asset manager: SJF Ventures III, L.P.SJF Ventures I, L.P.
Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting
Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries
Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises
Full employment and decent work with equal pay
Increase access to financial services and markets
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: SJF Ventures
Product track record: Fund has 19 years of track record
Target IRR: 20%
Committed Capital: 28,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: United States of America
Product status: Closed - no longer investing
Style/Stage: Growth Stage
Inception year: 2004
Vintage year: 2004
Target region: Developed countries, More developed regions, More developed regions (North America, Asia & Oceania), United States of America
Target close date: n.a.
Product term: 10 years
Assets under management: 28,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 3,500,000; Avg: 1,200,000
Co-investment policy: LPs have priority, With LPs and non-LPs
Currency of investments: USD (US Dollar)
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Fund investments to date: 16
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 3
Management fee: 2.5%
Carried interest: 20%
Hurdle rate: 100% of invested capital returned%
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: Abacus Wealth Partners, Bank of America, Calvert Mutual Fund, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, Citibank, a member of Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, F.B. Heron Foundation, Macquarie Funds Group, HSBC, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Key Bank, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Opportunity Finance Network, Pennsylvania BFTDA, State Street Bank, Trillium Asset Management, Wells Fargo
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Family Office, Other Institutional Investors
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SJF conducted its tenth annual mission impacts survey in 2011 with the 16 most active companies from the SJF Ventures I, LP and SJF Ventures II, LP portfolios. These annual surveys help validate SJF Venture's fund strategy of investing in companies that are driving positive impacts through environmental, employment and workforce development innovations. SJF Ventures believes that there should not be a trade-off between investor returns and impacts. Alternatively, the company practices driving positive environmental and societal impacts should also be the same attributes that can help drive growth and accelerate success.
Together, SJF's three funds have invested in 36 companies to date and employ more than 7,000 people. In 2010 80% of these employees were below area median income, 61% were from minority groups, and 60% were women. Many of these firms also have positive environmental impacts.
A detailed report describing the specific impacts of SJF Ventures portfolio companies can be found here -
Bottom/Base of the PyramidFair TradeMinorities/Previously Excluded PopulationsRuralUrbanWomen