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Company Overview of Polaris Partners

Company Overview

Polaris Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in investments in all company lifecycle stages including earliest startup, seed, early stage, mid venture, late venture, first round investments, later stage, mature, emerging growth, recapitalization, liquidity, turnarounds, leveraged buyouts, and minority growth equity investments in high-growth middle market companies. It typically invests in technology, healthcare, life sciences, and consumer sectors. Within technology the firm invests in seed, early stage, later rounds, and growth equity, in the cloud; SaaS; software; e-commerce; consumer Internet; and digital media and entertainment sectors. Within healthcare, i...

1000 Winter Street

Suite 3350

Waltham, MA 02451

United States

Founded in 1996





Key Executives for Polaris Partners

Age: 63
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer and Partner
Age: 60
General Partner
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Polaris Partners Key Developments

Polaris Partners Presents at The 9th annual New England Venture Summit, Dec-10-2014

Polaris Partners Presents at The 9th annual New England Venture Summit, Dec-10-2014 . Venue: Hilton Boston Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026, United States. Speakers: Patrick Kinsel, Venture Partner.

Polaris Partners Appoints Amy Schulman as a Venture Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Arsia Therapeutics

Polaris Partners announced the hiring of biopharmaceutical executive Amy Schulman as a Venture Partner, based out of Boston. Schulman, who most recently served as General Counsel, EVP, and Business Unit Lead of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, will apply decades of experience to the Polaris healthcare portfolio. She will also assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Arsia Therapeutics, an early stage Polaris-backed company co-founded by Dr. Robert Langer and Polaris Partner Alan Crane. In addition to taking on the CEO role at Arsia, Schulman is expected to assume a number of Polaris company board seats and continue to serve on the board of Cambridge-based Alnylam. At Arsia, she will work closely with Alan Crane who remains with the company as Chairman of the Board.

Gary Swart to Join Polaris Partners as Venture Partner in September 2014

Polaris Partners announced that veteran technology executive Gary Swart will join the firm as a Venture Partner, based out of its San Francisco office. In his role at Polaris, Swart will concentrate his efforts on expanding the firm's existing, substantial portfolio in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Gary Swart will join Polaris Partners as a Venture Partner in September, 2014. He was previously the CEO of oDesk.

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