Pledge It is a sports-based crowdfunding platform that enables teams and/or individual athletes to raise money for a cause based on their performance in competition.

Pledge It is a company with a tremendous growth prospects and solid Penn State roots. We can’t think of a better inaugural investment for 1855 Capital, and are pleased to become a part of the team.

Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Reflexion works to keep athletes on the field and at their best through a unique system of cognitive training, concussion screening and visual rehabilitation.

Reflexion is one of the great entrepreneurial stories emerging from the Penn State community.   We are thrilled to be a part of it.


Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Bliley Technologies is an Erie, PA based worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of low-noise frequency control products.

This deal has potential for significant return. As important, this team and this technology has the potential to create significant impact. We could not be more excited to be part of the Bliley team.

Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Phospholutions is commercializing Penn State Technology that holds phosphorus in the soil to be more available to plants while simultaneously reducing phosphorus run-off from fields used for crop production.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support Hunter and the Phospholutions business.  We are especially pleased that we have had the opportunity to work with Maumee Ventures and further our mission to bring nationwide industry support into the local start-up community.


Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

The Global Platform for Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Tallyx aims to simplify global trade transactions for every buyer, seller and financier, by creating a level playing field and delivering value through a decentralized platform.

We were pleased to participate in this deal led by Aligned Partners of Palo Alto, CA.   Tallyx is pioneering the use of blockchain to create further efficiencies in global trade.   We are glad we can bring such state-of-the-art concepts to Penn State’s supply chain community.

Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Data as a Service – Daasity provides the experience and tools to bring data understanding to businesses of any size, transforming them into data-driven organizations.

The Cove Fund, an early stage seed fund associated with UC Irvine, brought Daasity, led by Penn State graduate Dan LeBlanc, to our attention. The of timing of the opportunity that Daasity brings is compelling and we are pleased that we can participate.


Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Founded in May 2018, spotLESS Materials is now aiming to address sticky problems common across various industries by developing and commercializing their liquid-, sludge-, and bacteria-repellent bio-inspired self-healing surface coating. This specific coating, referred to as a liquid-entrenched smooth surface (LESS), can address commercial needs related to fouling, icing, and self-cleaning.

Committed to investing in the people, 1855 Capital is excited to announce its partnership with spotLESS Materials, which epitomizes the idea of “technology for good.” Both Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin (CEO) and Tak-Sing Wong (CTO) are renowned in their fields, working endlessly to address global challenges that face humanity. With this partnership, we are pleased to participate in the effort to make a greater impact on the world. 

Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Founded in Pennsylvania, Arbitrator Intelligence is a global information aggregator which collects and analyzes critical information about decision making by international arbitrators. This information enables users to make better-informed, data-driven, decisions about arbitrator selection and case strategy. 

We are excited to welcome Arbitrator Intelligence as one of the newest additions to 1855 Capital’s portfolio. With strong ties to Penn State, Arbitrator Intelligence is committed to making an impact by ensuring both the reliability and validity of the data it collects for its users. What was once a research project and non-profit organization, has now transformed globally into a legal tech startup whose values are to promote transparency, diversity, and accountability. 

Matt Rhodes || 1855 Capital

Benefix is a collaborative hub that brings carriers, brokers, small businesses and individuals together. Benefix believes in simplifying the experience for all involved to create better access and, ultimately, better outcomes.

Benefix has created a vision for what efficient benefits management will be, enabling the agent, business buyer and employee. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to support Benefix and an entrepreneurial Pennsylvania.

Mike March || 1855 Capital
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