We invest in tech-enabled solutions that drive economic advancement.
Workers in low- and middle-wage jobs are the most vulnerable to displacement and the most disconnected from high-growth careers. Given an unprecedented demand for talent and the rapidly shifting nature of work, we see an opportunity to shape the future to create access and opportunity for all.
JFFVentures is the nation’s leading impact venture fund specializing exclusively in emerging future of work and workforce development technologies enabling economic advancement. We invest in early-stage companies where entrepreneurs with lived experiences are building solutions that create a more inclusive, equitable economy.
Focus Areas: The Future of Work Reimagined
Reskilling and upskilling learners and workers for entry and advancement in in-demand careers.
Meeting employers’ workforce management needs to create a more equitable talent ecosystem in the workplace.
Facilitating job placement and helping workers navigate pathways to advancement.
Meeting the holistic and well-being needs of workers seeking economic stability.
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News & Ideas
JFFVentures Aligns Venture Capital with a National Nonprofit to Invest in the Future of Work
ImpactAlpha features JFFVentures in an article that covers recent investments, and details about our strategy, structure and approach.
Funding Alternative Paths
Workshift features JFFVentures’ new fund to back workforce education startups that serve lower-income learners.
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.