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Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners has a 20+ year history of partnering with entrepreneurs and innovators improving the way we live and work.

Founded in 1996, Polaris Venture Partners is a venture capital firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm prefers to invest in seed, early, later and expansion stage companies operating in the technology and healthcare sectors.



Polaris Partners has a 20+ year history of partnering with repeat entrepreneurs and innovators who are working to improve the way we live and work. The multi-billion-dollar firm invests in healthcare and technology companies across all stages, from founding to profitable growth. Polaris has offices in Boston and San Francisco.

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Funded Companies

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A company developing antibody-based biological medicines for kidney diseases and other chronic diseases. Visterra was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceutical in 2018.

Designs and manufactures nanotechnology materials to improve display color performance and batteries

A biopharmaceutical company that develops nanotherapeutic treatments for ocular diseases and other eye related conditions

A biotechnology company developing blood sampling and testing devices. It was founded in 2008 and is located in Medford, Massachusetts. 

Ajax is an investment company focused on investing and working with companies in the medical technology field.

Lob is a company developing and building APIs for automating mail and customer communications with print media. It participated in the S13 cohort of Y Combinator.

SQZ Biotech is a biotechnology company using their cell engineering platform for developing cell therapies for treating immune disorders.

Kallyope is a New York City, New York based biotechnology company founded in 2015 developing therapeutics to improve human health by better understanding the gut-brain relationship.

1366 Technologies is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based manufacturing company.

Automattic is a company developing publishing platforms, including WordPress.com website and VIP WordPress.com cloud version.

ShoeDazzle is a El Segundo, California-based company founded by Kim Kardashian.

A mobile engagement platform

Sosh is a social media company founded by Vivek Patel, Rishi Mandal and Rod Begbie.

docTrackr is a company founded by Uli Mittermaier, Clement Cazalot and Alex Negrea.

ReadyForZero is a company building online financial software to automate debt management and credit protection. It participated in the S10 cohort of Y Combinator.

Formspring is a company founded by Ade Olonoh.

Aerospace and defense manufacturer, largest defense contractor in the world

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Brandon Molina

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David Barrett

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Emily Mendell

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Gary Swart

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Gregg Rubin

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Gus Weber

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James Whelton

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Jon Steinberg

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jonathan flint

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Matt Meeker

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Mike Hirshland

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Nir Liberboim

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Pat Kinsel

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Peter Flint

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Ryan Spoon

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Shervin Ghaemmaghami

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Simeon Simeonov

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