The W Fund Team
Board of Directors
The W Fund is guided by a five-member board of directors led by General Manager Linden Rhoads, former UW Vice Provost responsible for commercializing university research, and a veteran of successful Seattle-based start-ups.
Investment opportunities are analyzed by a 20-member Investment Committee comprised of the most highly qualified investment professionals in the northwest. Investment decisions are made by the Investment Committee, which includes experts in the medical devices, clean technology / materials / engineering, software / IT, and life sciences sectors, reflecting the breadth of UW and Washington research-based start-up companies.
Materials Science, Clean Technology and Information Technology
Advanced Medical Imaging
Semiconductors, Materials Science, Computing and Communications
Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Medical Devices, Healthcare
Software, Internet, Display Technology
Digital Technology, Network Security, Life Sciences