venturecapStartup companies are able to stay privately held as long as venture capitalists see the promise of good returns and in Washington State private funding support for innovative ideas is strong. From companies that are finding cures for diseases, developing business management software to new concepts in healthcare services, venture capital funding in Washington is fueling long-term business growth for both startups and late-stage companies.

In the past year, Washington companies have raised more than $2.1 billion in private funding. Read more in The Seattle Times.

Washington State’s culture of innovation and cross-pollination has created an environment where new ideas are successfully brought from concept to the marketplace.