We Co-Create Advantaged Startups
to Solve Societal Problems


Unlike a traditional venture fund that invests in existing startup, the 1842 Fund partners with the commercialization arm of the University and a new impact-oriented venture studio.
Faculty, student, and community innovations emerging from the Commercialization Engine.
Venture studio that builds and accelerates software startups targeting important challenges.

A First-of-its-Kind Collaboration

The 1842 Fund is an inception and pre-seed stage venture capital fund anchored by the University of Notre Dame and managed by High Alpha Innovation.

1842 Fund Team

Matt Gardner


Mike Joslin


Investment Committee

Matt Brady

Lesa Mitchell

Elliott Parker