VC/I/VC  The Venture City

     Office Locations:

PO Box 95259
Seattle, WA 98145
Phone: 206-543-9522
Fax: 206-543-0586

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  • Early
  • Early
  • Seed
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet
  • Software & Internet



    The W Fund is an early-stage venture fund that aims to invest approximately $20 million over the next four years in promising start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions across the state. The Fund leverages Washington's research strength to drive the state's innovation economy by spurring the creation of jobs and tax revenue, and attracting investment capital into Washington. The W Fund welcomes contacts from spin-out companies, tech transfer offices from around the state, angel investors considering spin-outs, and other early-stage venture capital firms. Initial investments are up to $500K when participating in a round of $1 Million or more. The Fund may occasionally invest alone, and expects to make follow-on investments in its portfolio companies.



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    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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    Jeff Canin Independent Director
    Joe Wallin Independent Director
    Linden Rhoads General Manager
    Troy Cichos Administrative Partner and Independent Director
    Will Poole Independent Director


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