WARF Ventures supports its portfolio companies in many ways. WARF Ventures has provided COVID-19 resources to help startups navigate the pandemic.
WARF has invested directly in over 50 startups with UW-Madison technology for the past two decades. WARF Ventures is actively working with more than 30 portfolio companies covering a wide range of technologies including AI-enabled software platforms, cancer diagnostics, advanced materials for batteries and vaccines.
WARF Ventures provides seed and growth funding to early-stage startups that are commercializing University of Wisconsin-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research technologies. Our strong connections to local, regional and national venture capital communities mean WARF Ventures can help portfolio companies access additional support, reach early milestones, and attract follow-on investments.
No matter where you are in the process, we want to talk to you. Anyone interested in starting a company to commercialize campus technologies should reach out to our team to set up an introductory meeting. We can help outline the steps you should take to get started.
Entrepreneurs or investors interested in exploring startup opportunities commercializing UW-Madison technologies that could benefit the world can connect with WARF Accelerator to review our portfolio of de-risked technologies as well as WARF’s step-by-step process to starting a company including market feasibility, business planning, and licensing.