Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners

Date Founded



1000 Winter Street,Suite 3350,Waltham, MA 02451-1437

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Private Equity & Venture Capital
IT Consulting & Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Hospitals & Patient Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Polaris Partners invests primarily in companies in the consumer technology, digital media/entertainment, e-Commerce, network hardware, software and semiconductors sectors. They invest in seed, early-stage and high growth, middle-market companies.The firm's early-stage investments focus on information technology and life sciences companies. Within the information technology sector, Polaris looks for companies that are developing Internet and broadband infrastructure, enterprise software products, e-Commerce products/services, digital media/entertainment, consumer software, network hardware and network software.In the life sciences sector, the firm looks for companies that are developing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, genomics, proteomics, drug delivery, medical services and consumer products and services.Polaris' private equity efforts focus on high-growth, middle-market companies in industries including technology, healthcare, digital media, consumer products and services and business services.Polaris serves as the lead or co-lead investor in the vast majority of their portfolio companies. The firm participates in minority growth equity investments, recapitalizations with liquidity and LBOs.

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Executives & Employees

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

General Partner



Board of Directors

Managing Director, Diversifying Strategies at The Investment Fund for Foundations

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Recent Transactions
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Roche Holding AG purchases Promedior, Inc. from Morgenthaler Management Corp., Polaris Partners, BioMed Ventures, Forbion Capital Partners Management Holding BV, HealthCare Ventures LLC, Easton Capital Investment Group

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Johnson & Johnson purchases TARIS BioMedical LLC from Polaris Partners, Flagship Pioneering, Third Rock Ventures LLC, Shanghai Yonghua Investment Management Ltd.

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Union Park Capital LLC purchases Earth Networks, Inc. from Institutional Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Sequoia Capital, Outcome Capital LLC (Venture capital), Patriot Capital, W Capital Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, State Farm Ventures LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onKohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, Focus Financial Partners LLC /Private Group, Stone Point Capital LLC purchase Focus Financial Partners LLC from Centerbridge Partners LP, Polaris Partners, Summit Partners LP

Legal Advisor

Advised onPolaris Partners, Riverside Partners LLC purchase Cushcraft Corp.

Escrow Agent

Advised onRapid7, Inc. purchases Revelops, Inc. from Enterprise Ireland, Floodgate Fund LP, Polaris Partners, RRE Advisors LLC, Frontline Ventures

Advisors & Consultants

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.

Legal Advisor

Former Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Real Estate Agent

Director, Brokerage at Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC


The purpose & Activities of Dana-Farber, Inc. are to promote and support the exempt missions of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and to provide investment management services.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Volastra Therapeutics, Inc. develops novel therapies for patients with metastatic cancers. The company was founded by Lewis Cantley, Samuel Bakhoum and Olivier Elemento and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures and fabricates drugs. The firm’s pipeline products are based on proprietary XTEN half-life extension, Antibody-XTEN-Drug Conjugate, ProTIA pro-drug and bispecific T-cell engager platform technologies. The company was founded by Willem P.C. Stemmer and Volker Schellenberger in 2006 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Armorblox, Inc. engages in developing language understanding platform. It provides way to detect, alert, and protect against identity-related attacks and data loss. The company was founded by DJ Sampath and Anand Raghavan and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

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