About this Program
WVC manages venture funds including year-round WVC funds, Willamette Angel Conferences, & others. $22 million has been invested in WVC-led portfolio companies.
Our Investment Focus
We seek entrepreneurial teams with vision that can execute.
We prefer opportunities where our coaching and our capital can catalyze growth. Our 100+ investor pool includes people with significant experience and capabilities in leadership, sciences, software, marketing, sales, strategy, capital formation and company growth.
We prefer startups:
- in Oregon, Washington, and nearby in Canada
- where a capable initial team is in place
- with proof of concept and some evidence of market traction
- focused on scalable growth and exit
- that has a credible chance of a 10X valuation increase
WVC has led investments of $2 million in startup companies. With our robust syndication network, our investments have been leveraged by $20 million in investments by others and through more than $5 million in revenues generated by the companies’ own operations following investment
Recent investments have been in a variety of sectors - energy, software, robotics, medical, chemistry, apparel, cosmetics, and others.
Portfolio companies include Agility Robotics, Diatomix, Dune Sciences, eChemion, Handful, Hemex Health, LeadMethod, Levrum, Moonshadow, Onboard Dynamics, TougHer.
We welcome your application. Our goal is for each applicant to be heard, to receive candid feedback, and to come away from our interactions better prepared for success.
- Business Products
- Business Services
- Chemicals and Chemical Products
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Consumer Products
- Consumer Services
- Digital Marketing
- Electronics / Instrumentation
- Financial Services
- Food and Beverage
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Marketing / Advertising
- Media and Entertainment
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment
- Oil and Gas
- Real Estate
- Retailing / Distribution