1855 Capital News & Information

Staying current on the Penn State startup and entrepreneurial community

03
Feb

spotLESS Materials Participates in P&G’s CES 2021

spotLess Materials, an 1855 Capital portfolio company that designs sustainable, ultra-effective coatings and cleaning solutions, recently participated in Procter & Gamble’s 2021 Innovation Challenge. In December, spotLess Materials, alongside three other national start-ups with revolutionary eco-friendly innovations, was named a P&G Ventures Innovation Challenge Finalist, and was invited to present at the CES 2021 virtual...
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01
Feb

Phospholutions: Series A Funding Success

Phospholutions, an 1855 Capital portfolio company that specializes in designing sustainable fertilizer components, recently closed a Series A round of funding in which the team raised an impressive $10.3 million (read more here). Phospholutions plans to use the funding to expand its presence in the agricultural products industry by both expanding its product offerings and building valuable...
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21
Apr

Here’s how some Penn Stater’s are adjusting to Online Learning due to COVID-19

While there have been several changes in the Penn State curriculum these past few weeks due to the coronavirus, students and young alumni alike have been finding several ways to both cope and adjust to the abrupt transition. Although recent announcements have shown that many celebratory events have been cancelled for the rest of the...
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06
Mar

Celebrating Women’s History Month | Women in STEM

The History behind Women’s History Month  March marks the beginning of Women’s History month, a month designated to recognize the contributions of women in society, throughout history. What was originally known as “Women’s History Week” in 1982, has deservedly transformed over the years into an entire month aimed at celebrating the vital role of women...
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21
Feb

Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs from Bliley

Every entrepreneur has a story that is unique to their industry, their team, and ultimately their journey to success for their company. Although no two success stories are identical, when experienced entrepreneurs share the knowledge of typical business practices that they have applied, it proves to be helpful to those who will come along the...
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07
Feb

Happy Valley: Live & Launch

According to Entrepreneur.com, Happy Valley is “One of the Top 15 Places to Live and Launch a Business.” Whether it’s because of the inspiring energy that students bring, or the sight of local businesses thriving in the community, Happy Valley gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to live and grow in a promising environment.  But what exactly...
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12
Jun

1855 Capital and Maumee Ventures Announce Investment in Phospholutions

1855 Capital is excited to welcome our newest portfolio company, Phospholutions, to the 1855 Capital family!  We have been working with Phospholutions for a while to put together a great deal and were very excited that Maumee Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE), invested alongside 1855 Capital. Phospholutions products help reduce...
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19
Nov

PLEDGE IT Featured on CBS Sports

1855 Capital is really proud of PLEDGE IT for helping fight childhood cancer. The annual Touchdowns Against Cancer fundraising campaign benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital uses the PLEDGE IT platform to power their fundraising efforts. Recently, CBS Sports featured PLEDGE IT during the “NFL Today” broadcast and tweeted a video highlighting some of the...
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29
Oct

1855 Capital’s Interview on WPSU Digging Deeper

1855 Capital Managing Director Matt Rhodes, and Director of Second Stage Capital at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (and friend of the fund) John Sider, sat down with Penn State President Eric Barron to talk about the impact of the INVENT Penn State initiative and 1855 Capital on communities in Pennsylvania.  The interview aired...
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