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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Startups

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 in Washington

WRF is accepting applications for 10 three-year postdoctoral fellowships. Fellows conduct groundbreaking research on their own original projects at eligible Washington state institutions.

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$445M earned for UW

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$115M in grants given since 1993

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

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112 companies invested in by WRF Capital

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40 years since formation in 1981

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