VC  The W Fund

http://www.thewfund.com/





     Office Locations:

PO Box 95259
Seattle, WA 98145
Phone: 206-543-9522
Fax: 206-543-0586

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    The W Fund is an early-stage venture fund that aims to invest approximately $20 million over the next four years in promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions across the state. The Fund leverages Washington's research strength to drive the state's innovation economy by spurring the creation of jobs and tax revenue, and attracting investment capital into Washington. The W Fund welcomes contacts from spin-out companies, tech transfer offices from around the state, angel investors considering spin-outs, and other early-stage venture capital firms. Initial investments are up to $500K when participating in a round of $1 Million or more. The Fund may occasionally invest alone, and expects to make follow-on investments in its portfolio companies.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


      Date

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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Joe Wallin Independent Director
    John Gardner Independent Director
    Linden Rhoads General Manager
    Paul Jenny Fund UW Director
    Troy Cichos Administrative Partner

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      AnswerDash
        web link


      Aqueduct
        web link


      Cardiac Insights


      Cyrus Biotechnology
        web link


      HyperSciences


      LumiSands


      MobiSante
        web link


      Navisonics


      Stasys


      WiBotic
        web link


     

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