WVC manages venture funds including year-round WVC funds, Willamette Angel Conferences, & others. $22 million has been invested in WVC-led portfolio companies.
Beginning in 2013, WVC is a group of high net-worth individuals who pools their combined investment capital to seek promising investments, and
endeavors to offset high-risk investments through diversification,
research, and direct involvement.
We seek entrepreneurial teams with vision that can execute. Additionally, 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.
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.
There are multiple reasons why WVC has become a possible funding vehicle for entrepreneurs including: it’s fun to collaborate with other investors
and explore new businesses, it helps our innovation economy, and
we like allocating a small portion of our assets to high-risk assets
that have the potential for good returns.