The venture fund officially launched at the end of last month, having already invested in five companies linked to University of Washington.

Pack Ventures, a US-based pre-seed and seed venture fund, has launched to invest in spinouts and startups from University of Washington (UW).

The fund looks to back any entrepreneur linked to UW’s ecosystem, be that faculty, students or alumni. It is led by partner Ken Horenstein, who is joined by venture partner Beth Kolko, a professor at the university.

Pack Ventures has been set up as a 506c fund under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations, meaning it can solicit…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).