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.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Visterra

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 healthcare company helping patients management their health and their involvement in the healthcare system.

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

A company developing publishing platforms, including WordPress.com website and VIP WordPress.com cloud version.It was founded in 2005 and is located in San Francisco, California.

A biopharmaceutical company developing neurobehavioural therapeutic treatments using artificial intelligence and clinical neuroscience.

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.

Editas Medicine is a genome editing company founded in 2013 that is using CRISPR technology to treat patients with genetically defined diseases.

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.

A biotechnology company with a focus on pharmaceuticals that treat liver and gastrointestinal diseases. It was founded in 2014 and is located in San Diego, California.

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

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

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.

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

Phreesia is a healthcare software company offering services including appointment scheduling, clinical support, patient activation and surveys, analytics and reports, and patient registration.

A company focused on devloping human monoclonal and bispecific antibodies for oncology, immunomodulation, inflammation, neuroscience and pain

T2 Biosystems is a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company developing diagnostic products targeting sepsis and in vitro diagnostic products intended to target sepsis, hemostasis, bacteria, and lyme disease founded in 2006 by Robin Toft.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Polaris Entrepreneurs' Fund VII, L.P.
30,000,000
26,000,000
August 6, 2014
14,470,000
14,470,000
May 12, 2017
400,000,000
July 12, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brandon Molina

Employee

David Barrett

Employee

Emily Mendell

Employee

Gary Swart

Employee

Gregg Rubin

Employee

Gus Weber

Employee

James Whelton

Employee

Jon Steinberg

Employee

jonathan flint

Founder

Matt Meeker

Employee

Mike Hirshland

Employee

Nir Liberboim

Employee

Pat Kinsel

Employee

Peter Flint

Employee

Ryan Spoon

Employee

Shervin Ghaemmaghami

Employee

Simeon Simeonov

Employee

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FinSMEs
May 11, 2020
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Sarah Buhr
June 13, 2019
TechCrunch
There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, BlackThorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will put it ahead of the competition. Lucky for them, GV and other biotech investors have shown [...]
Fink Densford
April 12, 2019
MassDevice
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