Business briefs

Feb. 27, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

Durham-based SJF Ventures invests in Aseptia

DURHAM – SJF Ventures announced it has invested in Raleigh-based Aseptia, a food processing technology company.

SJF participated in Aseptia’s $6 million Series C financing, which also includes angel investors and management, according to a news release.

The financing is being used to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity to meet customer demand, the release states.

Aseptia’s technology aims to enable production of shelf-stable food products that maintain the flavors and nutrients of fresh food without the use of preservatives or refrigeration, according to the release.

The process is meant to save energy, packaging material and distribution costs while maintaining a more than 12-month shelf-life.

“Their technology has the potential to replace most every canned product with the equivalent of fresh foods and in a superior packaging form,” David Griest, managing director at SJF Ventures, said in the release.

SJF Ventures is a venture capital fund with offices in Durham, New York and San Francisco.


Recruiters invited to MBA Connection Career Fair


RALEIGH – Recruiters seeking master’s of business administration students for internships or full-time positions can meet with first-year, second-year, and executive MBA students from four Triangle-area business schools at Carolina MBA Connection’s Spring Career Fair, according to a news release.

Registration is open for the joint career fair, to be March 27 at the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina headquarters on Davis Drive. The event is not open to the public.

Participating schools are Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, N.C. State University Poole College’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

For more information, go to the website


Engineering, landscape architecture firm relocates office


DURHAM - The engineering and landscape architecture design firm Stewart announced that its Durham office has moved downtown to the Kress Building at 101 W. Main St. Stewart is the result of a recent merger between Stewart Engineering and HadenStanziale, a landscape architecture and civil engineering firm that has been in Durham since 1986.

The new 5,100-square-foot office is in a building that previously housed the department store S.H. Kress & Co.

 “We have been longtime residents of Durham and have enjoyed being part of the revitalization and growth of the city,” George Stanziale, senior vice president and director of the design studio at Stewart, said in a news release. “We look forward to bringing an increased offering of professional services here, and hope to continue to be an integral part of the Durham community for many years to come.”

Stewart also has offices in Raleigh and Charlotte.