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WRF Capital

WRF Capital

A venture capital firm in Washington that focuses on investing in companies operating in life sciences and enabling technologies developing products arising from research.

Washington Research Foundation is a venture capital firm in Washington that focuses on investing in companies operating in life sciences and enabling technologies developing products arising from research. Founded 1981 in Seattle, Washington, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, series B, series A, debt financing, and seed. Its portfolio companies include AbSci, A-Alpha Bio,Faraday Pharmaceuticals, and AAVogen. As of March 2020, Washington Research Foundation has made 52 investments. Their most recent investment was on September 24, 2019, when A-Alpha Bio raised $2.8M. Washington Research Foundation has had 11 exits., the most notable of which include Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Omeros, and CSATS.

Timeline

1981
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Arzeda

Arzeda is a biotechnology and software company designing custom microorganisms for industrial applications through computational enzyme design, protein optimization, and metabolic engineering.

A-Alpha Bio is a startup that has built a platform technology and aims to speed up the development of new drugs.

WiBotic is a technology company specializing in wireless charging and power optimization solutions.

Membrion, Inc. is a Seattle-based company founded in 2016 by Greg Newbloom.

Omeros is a Seattle-based biotechnology company founded by Konrad Tylka.

Rodeo Therapeutics is a preclinical-stage biotech company focused on first in class small molecule modulators of prostaglandin biology for enhancing tissue repair and regeneration.

A medical device company developing vapor ablation therapy to treat pulmonary disease

A biopharmaceutical company that develops biologic products to treat lupus and other autoimmune diseases

Thruwave Inc. is a Seattle-based computer-assisted legal research company founded in 2017.

A medical device company designing, developing and manufacturing physiological pressure measurement devices

ApoGen Biotechnologies is a Seattle-based company.

Nimbic is a Mountain View, California-based enterprise software company founded in 2006.

A company developing cancer therapeutics

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Beth G. Etscheid

Director ofCommercialization

Jeff Eby

Chief Financial Officer

John Reagh

Manager Business Development & Legal Affairs

Loretta Little

Managing Director

Ronald S. Howell

CEO

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
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Products/Services

A-Alpha Bio

AbSci

MDmetrix

Phase Genomics

News

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Description
March 31, 2021

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