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WARF Ventures Portfolio

WARF Venture Startup Portfolio Stats

WARF holds equity in more than 30 of these companies, and more than 50 are located in Wisconsin. Some of these companies have achieved IPO status as publicly traded companies and have been acquired by large, well-established companies, such as Roche, Johnson & Johnson and Hologic.

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SUCCESSFUL EXITS

Alfa Light home

AlfaLight

Reliable, rugged and efficient laser and electro-optical systems for defense and security applications

CDI home

Cellular Dynamics International

Fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities IPO preceded acquisition Acquired by Fujifilm in 2015

Gala Design logo

Gala Design, Inc

Pharmaceuticals and biotech company focused on pharmaceutical preparations business.

NeuWave Medical home

NeuWave Medical

Fast, minimally invasive and highly effective soft tissue ablation system Acquired by Ethicon in 2016

NimbleGen home

NimbleGen Inc.

DNA microarrays, consumables and instruments Acquired by Roche in 2007

Stratatech home

Stratatech Corporation

Skin regeneration and repair products for therapeutic use Acquired by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in 2016

Study Blue home

StudyBlue

Online studying platform for high school and college students.

Third Wave Technologies home

Third Wave Technologies

Molecular diagnostics for DNA and RNA analysis applications Acquired by Hologic in 2008

Tissue Regeneration Systems home

Tissue Regeneration Systems

Skeletal reconstruction and bone regeneration technology

TomoTherapy home

TomoTherapy

Precise cancer treatment system IPO preceded acquisition Acquired by Accuray in 2011

Virent home

Virent Inc.

Platform that converts soluble biomass-derived sugars into gasoline, diesel and more Acquired by TESORO in 2016


ACTIVE STARTUPS

Clean Tech

Silatronix home

Silatronix, Inc.

Organosilicon compounds for energy storage devices, especially electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries


Computer Science & Engineering

C-motive home

C-Motive Technologies

The world's lightest, most powerful non-rare earth electric motors and non-contact power transfer devices

DateChat home

DataChat, Inc.

Conversational intelligence platform.

Lynx Bio home

Lynx Biosciences

Personalized cancer treatments to patients.

Simple Machines home

SimpleMachines, Inc.

Composable compute platform which accelerates the abilities of artificial intelligence and machine-learning


Food & Ag

Pan Genome Systems home

Pan Genome Systems, Inc.

Animal health vaccines and diagnostics


Health Care

AIQ Solutions home

AIQ Solutions, Inc.

Artificial intelligence to evaluate treatment response in complex diseases.

Asto CT home

Asto CT, Inc.

Safe, high-quality CT imaging for horses

Atrility Medical home

Atrility Medical

Device to improve atrial arrhythmia diagnosis.

Cellectar Biosciences home

Cellectar Biosciences

Cancer treatment drug development.

Co-D Therapeutics home

Co-D Therapeutics, Inc.

Innovative cancer drug development.

Elucent Medical home

Elucent Medical

Innovative breast tumor removal procedure.

Flue Gen home

FluGen, Inc.

Influenza vaccines

Gregor Diagnostics home

Gregor Diagnostics Inc.

Screening and determination of the aggressiveness of prostate cancer.

Health Myne home

HealthMyne Inc.

Integrated software solutions for radiomics enabled clinical management and clinical trials.

Hubble Therapeutics LLC

Gene therapy for pediatric patients with a retinal blinding disease.

Isomark home

Isomark, LLC

Breath-based biomarkers that provide an early, pre-symptomatic warning of a developing severe infection

Leo Cancer Care/Asto CT

Stand-up CT scanner and radiotherapy system that reduces the cost of radiotherapy and improves cancer patient outcomes through upright positioning

Lynx Bio home

Lynx Biosciences

Personalized cancer treatments to patients.

Madison Vaccines home

Madison Vaccines Inc.

DNA vaccines intended to treat prostate cancer at crucial stages in the disease

Mithridion, Inc

Manufactures molecular drugs for serious chronic neurodegenerative and orphan diseases.

Promiss Diagnostics home

PROMISS Diagnostics, Inc.

Globally accessible, non-invasive and precise diagnostic test for ovarian cancer.

Sustain Holdings home

Stuart Therapeutics

Improved drug delivery using collagen mimetic peptides

Swallow Solutions home

Swallow Solutions, LLC

SwallowSTRONG device that helps patients swallow stronger and safer

WIN Therapeutics home

WIN Therapeutics

Seeking to discover and develop a bispecific antibody therapuetic for the treatment of neuroblastoma


Other

Gener8tor home

gener8tor

Startup accelerator platform

LÜM home

LÜM

(Live Undiscovered Music), a music streaming platform dedicated to helping listeners discover and support new artists


Research Tools

AIQ Solutions home

AIQ Solutions, Inc.

Artificial intelligence to evaluate treatment response in complex diseases.

Galilei BioSciences home

Galilei BioSciences, Inc.

Developing sitruin drugs

Gregor Diagnostics home

Gregor Diagnostics Inc.

Screening and determination of the aggressiveness of prostate cancer.

Stemina Biomarker Discovery home

Stemina Biomarker Discovery

Metabolomic technologies to understand cell biology in both health and disease


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