JFF Ventures Fund I: ETF@JFFLabs

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

Our Opportunity

Millions of adults struggle to succeed in the American labor market.

For these individuals—many of whom are women, people of color, and/or immigrants—barriers to skills development and employment opportunities inhibit their economic security and mobility.

JFF Ventures Fund I, formerly the Employment Technology Fund (ETF@JFFLabs), supports promising entrepreneurs who are developing technology to train and upskill low-income and low- and middle-skill adults and connect them to employment opportunities.

JFF Ventures & Fund II

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JFF Ventures is committed to reimagining a more inclusive future of work—a future where technology is used to increase access to learning, employment, and economic mobility for all adults. We work closely with the companies in which we invest to offer them flexible capital tailored to their business models and objectives.



Our team has decades of experience in impact investing, entrepreneurship, and education and workforce technologies.

We are pleased to have been recognized as an emerging fund manager by ImpactAssets for three years in a row.




Millions invested or granted


Investment and grants made to companies founded or led by women


Investment and grants made to companies founded or led by people of color


Workers reached

Fund I Impact Report


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ETF [JFF Ventures] is seeding investments in companies that have the potential to tackle this challenge head-on, in ways that can help close persistent skill and talent gaps. They’ve found a great strategic partner in the team at JFF.

Ryan Craig, managing director at University Ventures



Whom we invest and partner with in Fund I

* These companies have exited our portfolio.



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