Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Overview

Investor Type Venture Capital
Status Active
Professionals 2
Investments 38
Portfolio 16
Exits 16

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation General Information


WARF is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization. It serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison scientific community by patenting the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers and licensing these technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide. In this way, WARF also facilitates the use of UW-Madison research for the maximum benefit of society. WARF distributes the income from commercial licenses to the UW-Madison, the inventors and their departments. It was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company seeks to expand its business operations through mergers and acquisitions.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Not-For-Profit Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Limited Partner
Primary Office
  • 614 Walnut Street
  • 13th floor
  • Madison, WI 53726
  • United States
+1 (608) 000-0000

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Investments (38)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
PROMISS Diagnostics 09-Jan-2020 Seed Round 00000 Diagnostic Equipment Startup 0000000 0000000
000000 00000000000 28-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00000 Diagnostic Equipment Startup
0000000000 01-Aug-2018 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue
000000 00000000000 01-Jun-2018 0000 00000 00000 Diagnostic Equipment Startup
0-000000 01-Jan-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Electrical Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000000000 11-Jul-2017 00000 00000 0000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue
00000000000000 01-May-2017 0000 00000 00.00 General Purpose Semiconductors Generating Revenue
00000 01-Jul-2016 000000000000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Startup
FluGen 20-Aug-2015 Later Stage VC 000.00 Biotechnology Clinical Trials - Phase 2 0000000 0000 00
Ab E Discovery 01-Jun-2015 Accelerator/Incubator 00000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Exits (16)

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Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals 01-Mar-2019 Out of Business
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000000 000000000 01-Oct-2017 000000000000000000
0000000 00000000 01-Sep-2017 000 00 00000000
000000 28-Sep-2016 000000000000000000
000000000 06-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 00.000
0000000 0000000 14-Apr-2016 000000000000000000
000000000 00000000 01-Apr-2016 000 00 00000000
FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics 24-Jul-2013 IPO 000.00
Mithridion 01-Jun-2013 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Team (26)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Erik Iverson JD Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Board Member 0 Madison, WI
John Gransee Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Madison, WI
Leigh Cagan Chief Technology Commercialization Officer 0 0 0 Madison, WI
Alain Hung Deputy Chief Investment Officer Madison, WI
David Trummer Assistant Controller Madison, WI

12 Former Team Members