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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$138M in grants given since 1993

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

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41 years since formation in 1981

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Ventures #8 w/ Will Canestaro - Managing Director @ Washington Research Foundation (WRF) | BIOS

Dr. Will Canestaro is a venture capitalist, health economist and meta-epidemiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry.

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