Community. Driven. Impact.

Investing in SMALL BUSINESSES
with CRITICAL TECHNOLOGIES
in SUPPORT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

DELIVERS AN ECOSYSTEM THAT CULTIVATES PARTNERSHIPS & SPARKS INNOVATION

FOCUS | Sourcing and Evaluation

In 2015, ONE Funds Founder and CEO, Kevin O’Neil purchased a three-building campus focused around the old Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Eastern Downtown Colorado Springs. Between renovation, expansion and a vision to bring small business, academia and government together to solve real problems, the Catalyst Campus has become a thriving environment for technological advancement and the delivery of capability to the Air Force and Space Force. The Catalyst Campus has supported the growth of the downtown Colorado Springs economy to the tune of over 1,000 employees and $270M in economic impact from a combined direct, indirect and induced effect on the economy according to a recent study.

FOCUS | Sourcing and Evaluation

In 2015, ONE Funds Founder and CEO, Kevin O’Neil purchased a three-building campus focused around the old Santa Fe Railroad Depot in Eastern Downtown Colorado Springs. Between renovation, expansion and a vision to bring small business, academia and government together to solve real problems, the Catalyst Campus has become a thriving environment for technological advancement and the delivery of capability to the Air Force and Space Force. The Catalyst Campus has supported the growth of the downtown Colorado Springs economy to the tune of over 1,000 employees and $270M in economic impact from a combined direct, indirect and induced effect on the economy according to a recent study.

DELIVERS AN ECOSYSTEM THAT CULTIVATES PARTNERSHIPS & SPARKS INNOVATION

FOCUS | Economic Development

The Catalyst Accelerator empowers nontraditional technology companies to accelerate their involvement in the national security ecosystem by providing connections, mentorship, and business development in a collaborative setting for a lasting national impact.

FOCUS | Economic Development

The Catalyst Accelerator empowers nontraditional technology companies to accelerate their involvement in the national security ecosystem by providing connections, mentorship, and business development in a collaborative setting for a lasting national impact.

Accelerator Companies
40
Contracts Won
200
Jobs Created
1000
Sponsor Donations
$ 740 K
Private Investment
$ 200 M
Follow-On Contracts
$ M

Kevin O’Neil
Founder and CEO
O’Neil Group Company

Named the 2019 Business Citizen of the Year by the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. 

“Kevin is an entrepreneurial powerhouse and one of our region’s most accomplished business leaders,” Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the Chamber & EDC, said in a news release. 

“He will undoubtedly have a special spot in our city’s story of growth and revitalization when we look back on this era. His passion for this community is equally as impressive as his business acquisitions. He invests in both capital projects and relationships that benefit all of us. He truly embodies Business Citizen of the Year.”

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All endorsements in this video are from current or former portfolio company executives, former and current employees of The O’Neil Group Companies and about Keven O’Neil’s impact to the local community. The endorsements are not endorsements of ONE Fund’s investment advisory services to clients or investors. While certain endorsements may be incentivized by the person’s employment at The O’Neil Group Companies and/or controlled portfolio companies of The O’Neil Group Companies, there is otherwise no direct cash compensation provided for the endorsements in this video. Nothing presented herein is intended to constitute investment advice, nor be an endorsement thereof, and no investment decision should be made based on any information provided herein. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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UCCS names Cybersecurity Education and Research Center in honor of distinguished alumnus Kevin W. O’Neil

UCCS, Aug 23, 2021

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs today unveiled the Kevin W. O’Neil Cybersecurity Education and Research Center, made possible by the landmark $3 million gift of alumnus, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Colorado Springs native Kevin O’Neil. Read More 

UCCS names Cybersecurity Education and Research Center in honor of distinguished alumnus Kevin W. O’Neil

UCCS, Aug 23, 2021

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs today unveiled the Kevin W. O’Neil Cybersecurity Education and Research Center, made possible by the landmark $3 million gift of alumnus, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Colorado Springs native Kevin O’Neil. Read More 

ONE Funds Announces First Venture Investment in Duality Systems

Press Release, Nov 20, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado: The Colorado ONE Fund is pleased to announce its investment in Duality Systems, a technology company using artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to solve complex problems. Duality Systems is a woman owned, veteran owned, very small business founded in Monument, Colorado.

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Catalyst Campus in Colorado Springs gains tenants, new investment tool

The Gazette, Nov 12, 2023

Plans to add buildings to the Catalyst Campus business park are on hold, but the campus is growing in other ways; it has several new tenants, while a defense and…

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$34 million investment tool launched to help small companies in Colorado Springs and beyond

The Gazette,  Updated 

A Colorado Springs-based venture capital fund and a state agency have partnered to create a $34 million financial arsenal that will invest in up-and-coming aerospace, defense, homeland security and other related businesses with a goal of adding jobs in Colorado and strengthening the nation’s defenses.

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Colorado Springs' O'Neil Group building defense-based group of companies

The Gazette, Aug 14, 2022 Updated Jun 23, 2023

The O’Neil Group, a private-equity company, sold Braxton Science & Technology Group to Virginia-based engineering and construction giant Parsons for $300 million in December, 12 years after buying a majority interest in the small California-based company and moving it to Colorado Springs. 

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Q&A with Andy Merritt | Defense expert says Space Command's mission 'just had to come first

Colorado Politics,

Few have had as comprehensive a perspective on U.S. Space Command’s journey to its permanent home in Colorado Springs as Andy Merritt.

The defense industry…

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