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W Fund

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 16
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Seattle.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AnswerDash, CSATS, Cyrus Biotechnology. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Therapeutics, Medical Device.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the W Fund, startups are often financed by Dolby Family Ventures, Washington Research Foundation., WINGS. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Washington Research Foundation., Voyager Capital, Summit Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Washington Research Foundation., Voyager Capital, Trinity Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The top activity for fund was in 2015. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. This W Fund works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Advanced Materials
Chemical Engineering
$3M06 Jul 2022 -

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$9M07 Feb 2022 Los Altos, California, United States

Cyrus Biotechnology

$18M06 Dec 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

$4M11 Oct 2021 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Social Media
$5M14 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Electrical Equipment
Energy Storage
$5M11 Jun 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

Athira Pharma

$15M02 Nov 2017 Seattle, Washington, United States

Cyrus Biotechnology

$8M27 Jul 2017 Seattle, Washington, United States


Electrical Equipment
Energy Storage
$2M26 Apr 2017 Seattle, Washington, United States


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