Accelerating Innovation

We invest in people and partnerships to move ideas forward by supporting scientists and researchers who advance life-changing innovations, and we work closely with the institutions that underpin this work.

Our goal is the advancement of the most innovative academic research in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.

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We invest in startups based in Washington

As a leading early-stage investor, WRF Capital works with entrepreneurs, research institutions, other investors and industry partners to transform great ideas into successful Washington-based businesses.

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WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships

The application for WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships is now open. 10 Fellows will be selected for three years of funding at an eligible institution in Washington state. Apply by Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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$445M earned for UW

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$131M in grants given since 1993

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1B+ healthier lives, thanks to Dr. Benjamin Hall

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117 companies invested in through WRF Capital

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40 years since formation in July 1981

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