Gridiron stars Aaron Rodgers, Alex Smith, Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin are among the elite pro players supporting the Seattle-based Vicis and its innovative football helmets.
Investments in Seattle area venture companies climbed 23 percent to $1.57 billion last year.
This year is likely to be a record-setting one for venture capital investments. Through nine months, the amount invested in Washington has already eclipsed 2016's total.
Investments in venture-backed companies in Washington state climbed to $735 million in the first half of 2017, up 45 percent from the year before .