Amir H. Nashat

Partner at Polaris Partners

Amir H. Nashat

Amir H. Nashat

Partner at Polaris Partners

Overview
Career Highlights

Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc.
Dewpoint Therapeutics, Inc.
Jnana Therapeutics, Inc.

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3041

Number of Boards

37

Birthday

1973

Age

46

Number of Awards

1

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Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Founder at Living Proof, Inc.

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Founder at Morphic Therapeutic, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Polaris Partners

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Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer at Lyndra Therapeutics, Inc.

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Professor at Harvard University

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Executive Officer at Polaris Partners VII LP

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Partner at ARCH Venture Partners

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Scholar Rock Holding Corp.

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Amir H. Nashat
Partner at Polaris Partners
Education
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

M.S. in Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Partner
2015 - Current

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.

Managing Member
2010 - Current
Founder
2005 - Current

Living Proof, Inc. manufactures and supplies hair care products. Its products include shampoos, conditioners, styling treatments, overnight products, styling creams and mousses, nourishing creams, styling sprays, thickening mousses, thickening creams, root lifting sprays, mask treatments. The company was founded by Robert S. Langer, Jon Flint, Amir Nashat, Ward Stegernoek, Mitch DeRosa, and Daniel Anderson in September 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Jnana Therapeutics, Inc. provides drug development services. The firm focuses on immunometabolism changing the metabolic pathways in immune cells to affect function; lysosomal function and mucosal defense. The company was founded by Stuart L. Schreiber, Ramnik Xavier, Joanne Kotz and Joel C. Barrish and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development of novel gene control therapies for cancer and other diseases. It has developed a proprietary platform that is designed to systematically and efficiently analyse unexploited region of DNA in human disease tissue to identify and drug novel targets linked to genomically defined patient populations. The firm focuses on developing treatments for cancer and immune mediated diseases and is building a pipeline of gene control medicines. The company was founded by Richard A. Young, Nathanael S. Gray and James E. Bradner on November 9, 2011 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Director
2015 - Current

Metacrine, Inc. engages in the development of therapeutics for metabolic diseases. Its focus is on the development of therapeutics for significant metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The company was founded by Ronald M. Evans, Richard A. Heyman, and Michael Downes in 2015 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Board Member
2005 - Current

Living Proof, Inc. manufactures and supplies hair care products. Its products include shampoos, conditioners, styling treatments, overnight products, styling creams and mousses, nourishing creams, styling sprays, thickening mousses, thickening creams, root lifting sprays, mask treatments. The company was founded by Robert S. Langer, Jon Flint, Amir Nashat, Ward Stegernoek, Mitch DeRosa, and Daniel Anderson in September 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Director
Prior

New England Venture Capital Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization which operates as a catalyst, and advocate, and a resource for the innovation economy. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012
$4,000
2011
$1,000
2011

Senator from New York

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Beijing Bohui Innovation Biotechnology Co., Ltd. purchases Advion, Inc. from Aisling Capital, Polaris Partners, Skyline Management LLC, CSFB Private Equity Partners LLC, Gefinor Ventures Management LLC, Cayuga Management Group LLC

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Polaris Partners VII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Sun Catalytix Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #92
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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