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The Seattle-based Washington Research Foundation supports groundbreaking technology in the life sciences, information technology and physical sciences fields. By advancing brilliant research and early-stage entrepreneurs, we help to grow Washington’s technology economy. WRF Capital is the seed fund branch of the Washington Research Foundation. Our mission is to help local companies and institutions manage intellectual property and business. We are one of the leading venture capitalists in the Northwest, and our financial returns are invested back into research and initiatives that support new company spinouts. We help to create a vibrant research and enterprise community.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
FlexMinder 3/2014Series A$1.2M3
Skytap 2/2014Series C$6.45M5
Qazzow 12/2013Series A$2.4M5
FlexMinder 1/2013Series A$1.4M4
Resolve Therapeutics 11/2012Series B$5.8M3
Alder Biopharmaceuticals 4/2012Series D$38M7
Uptake Medical 3/2012Series C$40.3M7
Groove Biopharma 12/2011Series B$6M4
Oncofactor Corporation 8/2011Series A$2.1M6
Mirador Biomedical 7/2011Series B$1.5M2
Nimbic (formerly Physware) 6/2011Series B$6.9M3
Uptake Medical 7/2010Series B$17.5M6
Groove Biopharma. 4/2010Series A$3.9M5
Skytap 3/2009Series B$7M3
Arzeda 2/2009Series A$12M2
Corensic 1/2009Series A$1.5M3
Nimbic (formerly Physware) 2/2008Series A$2.5M2
Hyperion Therapeutics 9/2007Series B$40M4
Skytap 8/2007Series A$6M4
Omeros 2/2007Series E$63M8
Targeted Growth 2/2007Venture Round$22.3M5
Farecast 1/2007Series C$12.1M6
VLST Corporation 6/2006Series B$55M7
Targeted Growth 5/2006Series D$10M4
Teranode 9/2005Series B$9.5M4
Farecast 7/2005Series B$7M3
Farecast 10/2004Series A$1.5M2



  1. FlexMinder Closes $1.2M Funding ( [edit]
  2. Skytap Closes $6.45M of Series C Financing ( [edit]
  3. Qazzow Closes $2.4M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  4. FlexMinder Announces $1.4M in Series AA Financing ( [edit]
  5. Resolve Therapeutics Raises $5.8M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  6. Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. Closes $38 Million Series D Financing to Accelerate Clinical Development of its Pipeline of Antibody Therapeutics ( [edit]
  7. SEC ( [edit]
  8. Groove Biopharma Raises $6M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  9. Oncofactor, Inc.: Series A $2.1M ( [edit]
  10. Mirador Biomedical, Inc.: Series B $1.5M ( [edit]
  11. Nimbic Secures $6.9M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  12. Uptake Medical Completes Series B Financing Round for $17.5 Million ( [edit]
  13. Mirina Nabs $3.9M ( [edit]
  14. Skytap Raises $7 Million ( [edit]
  15. Arzeda Raising $12 Million ( [edit]
  16. Parallel Computing Start-up PetraVM Secures Series A Funding [edit]
  17. Physware launches with $2.5 Mn Series A Funding ( [edit]
  18. Hyperion Therapeutics raises $40M against GI and kidney disease ( [edit]
  19. Seattle Times ( [edit]
  20. Omeros Raises More Than $63 Million in Financing ( [edit]
  21. Targeted Growth Gets $22.3M ( [edit]
  22. Farecast Raises An Oversubscribed $12M Financing Led By Sutter Hill Ventures ( [edit]
  23. VLST Corporation Raises $55 Million ( [edit]
  24. EDGAR [edit]
  25. Teranode Corporation Raises $9.5 Million In Series B Funding ( [edit]
  26. Farecast Closes $7 Million In Series B Funding ( [edit]
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