ClearMask and Marigold Health were among the 11 individuals or companies affiliated with the university to be honored.
The Philadelphia-based company, which developed a software platform to analyze vast amounts of pathology slides, has raised $35 million since its founding in 2014.
The Community Fund was started by Catalyte’s Lolita Taub and is “looking to invest in companies that cultivate bonds among their customers, and do more than sell a product.”
The former Baltimore Raven invested as part of a seed round, will work with the company on strategic initiatives as well as be a spokesperson for the company.
Among the honorees are Valina Dawson, founder of ValtedSeq; Sharon Gerecht, founder of Gemstone; and Nitish Thakor, founder of Vasoptic.
The startup, a member of last year’s Social Innovation Lab cohort, was given the money from Baltimore Raven Calais Campbell’s CRC Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
A partnership between the the Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Business Innovation Association, the program which will bring together the state’s corporate community with local innovators to solve real-time business challenges.