As an additional resource for the local biotech community, I have assembled an up-to-date list of venture capital and angel funding organizations that are either Seattle (or Northwest) based, or actively seek to fund biotech and medtech companies in our region. Some of these groups directly fund companies; some act as financial advisors. I have tried where possible to list some of the local companies that are associated with these firms. One should keep in mind that venture companies located in the Northwest may fund most of their efforts in other areas of the country. By the same token, venture capital firms in other parts of the country (or for that matter, the world) can provide funding to companies that are established here. At the bottom is a listing of other local resources that entrepreneurs may be able to tie into for help in getting a new company launched. Please let me know of any needed changes or corrections. A more comprehensive list of venture firms in the Northwest, including those that don't invest in biotech/medtech, can be found on the
Northwest Innovation website.

Venture Capital
Accelerator - Seattle biotech incubator has spun out Allozyne, VLST, and others
Alexander Hutton Venture Partners LP - Venture firm that funds medical device innovations
Alpine BioVentures - Hedge fund started by Mitch Gold and David Miller
Amgen Ventures - Therapeutic focus areas include oncology, inflammation, hematology/nephrology, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and cardiovascular
ARCH Venture Partners - Funds wide range of pharma and biological tech companies, including Trubion, Illumina, and Ikaria
Atlas Venture - MA based company funds medical technology as well as therapeutics
Avagadro Partners LLC - Focus on funding opportunities in nanotechnology
Bezos Expeditions - Invested in Juno
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Invests in global health projects
Broadmark Capital - Seattle merchant bank provides financing and management services; clients include Omeros, MediQuest
Cascadia Capital - Seattle based company has been a financial advisor for Omeros
CPC Capital Management - Investment adviser and healthcare hedgefund
Column Group - SF based strictly biotech focus, has invested in Immune Design
Compass Capital - Mercer Island based company
Cronus Ventures, LLC - Invests in Big Data and healthcare
Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Menlo Park venture firm invested in Nanostring and Spiral Genetics in Seattle
Fluke Venture Partners - Bellevue based company has invested in Panlabs and Xcyte Therapies
Frazier Healthcare Ventures - Seattle based company, has invested in Trubion, Zymogenetics, Calistoga, and Corixa
Guide Ventures - Bellevue based company invests in technologies that enable gene research, medical/lab IT and applications
Integra Ventures - Seattle based, has invested in Amnis, Calypso Medical Technologies, Targeted Growth
Intellectual Ventures - Bellevue based company invests in inventions and patents, founded by Nathan Myhrvold
Lumira Capital Corp - Four offices in US outside Seattle, has funded Morphotek and Argos Therapeutics
Mohr, Davidow Ventures - Menlo Park CA based company funding personalized medicine approaches
Northwest Technology Ventures LP - Funds Oregon based investments
OVP Venture Partners - Kirkland based company has funded Allozyne, Mirina, VLST, GPC-Rx, and Fate Therapeutics (will not raise any new funds and is shutting down)
Pacific Horizon Ventures - Seattle based company has funded Koronis, Illumigen, Novocell and Trimeris
Point B Capital - Offices in Seattle and Denver
Polaris Venture Partners - East Coast based; Seattle office closed and moved to CA, funded companies deCode Genetics, Paradigm Genetics, and Alnylam
US Venture Partners - Funding biomedical devices and new drugs
Pelion Venture Partners - Based in LA and SLC, includes biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare services
Versant Ventures - Healthcare investment firm with offices in the U.S. (but not Seattle), Europe, and Canada. Invested in PhaseRx in Seattle.
W Fund - Venture fund focused primarily on start-ups from U. Washington and other WA State institutions
WRF Capital - Captures and enhances the value of IP arising from research institutions in WA

Angel Investors
Alliance of Angels - The Alliance of Angels was formed in 1997 as part of the non-profit Technology Alliance to help build promising start-up companies
WTC Angel Network - A statewide program that connects regional investment groups and increases early-stage funding opportunities.
Angelsoft - Tools for startups, VCs, and angel investors
Keiretsu Forum Seattle / Northwest - Collaborative forum of angel investors with several chapters in our area; acquired Zino Society in 2015.
Oregon Angel Fund - Covers Oregon and SW WA; a network of angel investors
Puget Sound Venture Club - Forum to review venture opportunities, primary focus in seed early stage companies
Seattle Angel - Group of angel investors who invests in two early stage growth companies per year
Seattle Angel Fund - Separate legal entity from Seattle Angel; focuses on Northwest investments
Seraph Capital Forum - Network of women angel investors in the Pacific Northwest
Tacoma Angel Network - Tacoma based non-profit alliance of accredited investors
TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS) - Angel investment group
WINGS - Washington Medical Technology Angel Network; focuses on seed and early state investments in medical technology

Crowdfunding Resources
Experiment (formerly known as Microryza) - Focus is on individual researchers science grants
Poliwogg - Focus is on small and mid-sized company funding by wealthy investors
Fund My Medical Research.org - Organization that allows individuals to donate money to specific medical research projects; based in France
Medstartr - Patients, doctors, and companies funding healthcare innovation
Healthfundr - Allows accredited investors to easily get to know and invest in early-to growth-stage, health and medtech companies
VentureHealth - Offers qualified investors access to life sciences deals that traditionally were reserved for VCs
Project Violet - Adopt a drug candidate and track its progress; founded out of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Other Resources
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Part of the Foster School of Business works to facilitate entrepreneurship at the U. of Washington.
BRI Commercialization Gap Funding Program (CGFP) - Specifically set up to fund 2 research projects/year at Benaroya Research Institute
Institute of Translational Health Sciences consortium in Seattle - Led by UW and FHCRC, aims to help local entrepreneurs get companies started and problems solved
Global Health Technologies Competitiveness Program - WA legislature funded grants program for global health
Harrington Discovery Institute - $100K grants open to physician-scientists seeking to accelerate promising drug discoveries into novel treatments for patients.
Innovate Washington - Public private partnership designed to help entrepreneurs in Washington State
Life Sciences Discovery Fund - Money (obtained via WA state tobacco settlement lawsuit) is used to promote life sciences work in WA
Northwest Center for Accelerated Innovations (NWCAI) - A grant-awarding technology commercialization program (pending)
Northwest Entrepreneur Network - Non profit group that puts on activities and provides resources to entrepreneurs
Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group - Focus is on uncovering and promoting new, innovative areas of science to create knowledge transform our understanding of “the living system”
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants - Small grants from the federal government designed to spur innovation
Technology Alliance - A WA State organization of diverse high-tech businesses dedicated to promoting economic success in WA
University of Washington Center for Commercialization - Helps to launch companies out of the UW
Washington Biomedical and Biotechnology Association - Trade association that is the primary driver for biotechnology in WA State
Washington Global Health Technologies Competitiveness Fund - Grants to aid organizations working in global health
Washington Research Foundation - Assists universities and other non-profits with technology commercialization
Xconomy - Technology oriented website that is the source for biotechnology/high tech information in the Pacific Northwest and beyond

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