David Kirkpatrick – SJF Ventures

Managing Director

Dave Kirkpatrick is Managing Director and co-founder of SJF Ventures, a positive impact growth equity fund with offices in Durham, New York City and San Francisco. SJF focuses on rapidly expanding resource efficiency, sustainable and tech-enhanced services firms, has 44 portfolio companies, and is investing from its third fund. SJF assists and invests in enterprises across the U.S. with unique innovations which create strong competitive advantages. The SJF portfolio includes NEXTracker, Civitas Learning, EnTouch Controls, Yieldbot, Easy Metrics, Think Through Learning, Versify, Vital Farms, Aseptia, BioSurplus, Community Energy, Living Earth, Hyla Mobile, Optoro, Fieldview, ServiceChannel, CleanScapes, groSolar, Foxfire, Rustic Crust, and ED MAP.

Specialties: growth equity, venture capital, resource efficiency, recycling, energy efficiency, cleantech, renewable energy, community development, entrepreneurship, solar energy, socially responsible investing, impact investing, positive impacts


My Sessions

Panel 2: Raising Capital, Growing Mission

Founders and CEOs of high impact companies search for capital and liquidity options that align with – and do not jeopardize – the company‚Äôs core purpose. The introduction of outside capital, be it a minority or majority stake, represents a vulnerable decision point that can have permanent effects on the mission, future, and legacy of […]