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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Technology Commercialization Grant Pre-Proposal

WRF supports research at nonprofit institutions in Washington state. Submit your technology commercialization grant pre-proposal to be considered for funding of up to $50,000.

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$445M earned for UW

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$140M in grants given since 1993

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

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119 companies invested in through WRF Capital

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42 years since formation in 1981

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ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter: A Message from Our Scholars

ARCS Foundation Seattle Chapter advances science in America by funding PhD fellowships for outstanding STEM scholars at the UW and WSU. To date, WRF has sponsored 132 ARCS scholars.

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