Our goal is the advancement of the most innovative academic research in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.
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.
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.
WRF Postdoctoral Fellowships
WRF awards up to 12 new fellowships each year to support outstanding, early-career postdoctoral scientists conducting innovative, translational research in Washington state
$445M earned for UW
$140M in grants given since 1993
1B+ healthier lives, thanks to Dr. Benjamin Hall
120 companies invested in through WRF Capital
42 years since formation in 1981