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Investing in technologies with the potential to improve economic advancement.
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We invest in transformative tech for the next generation of work and learning.

Today’s technology has the power to transform our day-to-day lives—but can it transform our systems, too? JFFVentures, the nation’s leading impact investing fund specialized exclusively on emerging future of work and workforce development technologies, believes it can.

We invest in early-stage companies at the intersection of education, workforce development, and human potential. Our model emphasizes the experience of our target populations, and our background and advisors position us to tackle some of today’s most critical challenges. We center corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.

Key Initiatives


Our network of forward-thinking corporate leaders is committed to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses and deepen their impact.


Our portfolio companies are part of a community of impact-oriented leaders focused on creating opportunity for learners and workers.


Our investments in early-stage companies and entrepreneurs help build inclusive technology solutions.

News & Ideas
Blog JFFVentures Welcomes Sabari Raja as Managing Partner
Today, the nature of work and skills necessary to succeed in the workplace are changing rapidly. For JFFVentures, the opportunity at hand is to support entrepreneurs leading companies with a dedicated focus on developing technology solutions that create opportunities for economic advancement.
Blog The Thesis Driving Our Investment Strategy
JFFVentures introduces a new $50 million fund to invest in early-stage companies building innovative solutions at the intersection of education, workforce development, and human potential.
Insights Six Workforce Investment Trends to Know Now
In our latest impact report, we identified six key trends that we learned through our work as the first impact investor that specialized in workforce technology. These insights are helping to shape our investment thesis that’s expanding our impact by investing in early-stage companies.
JFFVentures Fund I: ETF@JFFLabs

JFFVentures Impact Fund I invests in innovative, tech-based solutions that support the more than 75 million American adults who struggle to find meaningful employment.

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JFFVentures is building a future where innovative products and solutions give everyone increased access to learning, employment, and economic advancement opportunities.

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Featured Projects

Investing in the Future of Work Means Investing in Women

We’ve identified and invested in several companies that can help women overcome the challenges that make it difficult for them to advance in—and often even remain in—the workforce today.

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Promoting Equity and Opportunity in Green Careers

JFF Ventures is investing to ensure that the rise of the green economy benefits everyone, especially members of communities most impacted by climate change.

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Impact Stories
JFFVentures Impact Report 2022
A look at the progress that JFFVentures and our portfolio companies made in the past year.
JFFVentures Impact Report 2021
A look at the progress that JFFVentures and our Fund I portfolio companies have made in 2021.
ETF@JFFLabs Impact Report 2020
Four years into the fund creation, our mission to increase economic advancement for all is more pressing than ever. This report offers a look at the progress that ETF@JFFLabs and our portfolio companies have made in 2020.
ETF@JFFLabs Impact Report 2019
Investing in technology solutions that create opportunities for economic advancement for all.

Yigal Kerszenbaum, Managing Partner
Yigal Kerszenbaum is the founding managing partner of JFFVentures, Jobs for the Future’s impact investing arm. He has overall oversight of JFF’s innovative finance and investment strategy. He was the founder and managing director of the Employment Technology Fund (ETF@JFFLabs), which became JFFVentures.
Sabari Raja, Managing Partner
Sabari Raja is a managing partner at JFFVentures, Jobs for the Future’s impact investing arm. She plays a key role in shaping the JFFVentures fund’s strategy, honing JFF’s investment thesis, leading investments, and supporting the growth of the organization’s portfolio.
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JFFVentures and our network of expert partners are available to support innovative solutions, foster collaborations, build impact, and more. Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with us or support our work, and subscribe for updates.