VC  Reference Capital Management

     Office Locations:

12909 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 430
Portland, OR 97223
Phone: 503-619-4310
Fax: 503-619-4311



  • Early



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device



    Reference Capital Management, LLC was founded in 2006 by Wayne Embree and Brock Metcalf, PhD, merging long-time early stage investment firms, Cascadia Partners and OLS, LLC. Reference Capital focuses on market sectors and opportunities in which the Northwest possesses clear, competitive advantages. Reference Capital is the General Partner for the Sustainability Investment Funds (SIF), which capitalizes on the North-west's strong environmental stewardship, innovative technologies, consumer brands, and the growing public and corporate commitment to clean technologies, products and services, along with a sustainable market economy.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David C.E. Williams Managing Partner
    John B. Metcalf Founder and Managing Partner
    Wayne Embree Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Banyan Energy
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      Blacktoe Medical
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      Celilo Group Media
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      FEI Company
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      Full Sail
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      Mission Motors
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      Osprey Pharmaceuticals
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      Westport Innovations
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      Willowview Systems
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