Dave Barrett

Partner at Polaris Partners

Dave Barrett

Dave Barrett

Partner at Polaris Partners

Overview
Career Highlights

Calico Commerce, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

3316

Number of Boards

34

Birthday

1957

Age

64

Number of Awards

2

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Co-Founder at Notarize, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Polaris Partners

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Partner at Polaris Partners

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Entrepreneur at Polaris Partners

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Managing Partner at Polaris Partners

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Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer at Bitium, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Polaris Partners

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Co-Founder at Pandion Operations, Inc.

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President & Founder at XANT Inc.

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Dave Barrett
Partner at Polaris Partners
Education
BS in Marketing

The University of Rhode Island (commonly referred to as URI) is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.

Memberships
Mentor
Prior

TechStars Central is an active manager which invests in companies located in the United States. The firm targets companies operating in the field of commercial services and technology services. They provides financing for accelerator/incubator and seed stage capital requirements.

Mentor, iLab
Prior

Harvard Innovation Labs, a subsidiary of Harvard University, is an American company located in Cambridge, MA. The firm acts as an alternative investment manager. It was founded in 2011.

Career History
Managing Member
2010 - Current
Partner
2000 - 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.

Tenure Unconfirmed

Char Software, Inc. provides mobile usage data and analytics for the mobile market. It offers companies the insights and tools they need to improve their mobile app acquisition, engagement, and retention efforts. The company was founded by Brian Suthoff, Andrew Rollins, Rajeev Aggarwal, and Henry Cipolla in 2008 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Centra Software, Inc. develops and markets enterprise application software for delivering live interactive group learning and collaboration over corporate intranets and the internet. Its products and services help organizations automate important business processes by using corporate networks and the internet to integrate real-time, group-oriented human interactions with online business initiatives. The company is located in Lexington, MA.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Spindle Labs, Inc. develops new search engine technology. Its social web is the most dynamic and authoritative source of news and information. The firm is building tools and technologies to connect people with the right content at the right time and place. It finds social content from shops, restaurants, bars, event venues, museums, art galleries, parks and other businesses and organizations. The company was founded in December 2010 by Patrick Kinsel, Alex Lambert, and Simon Yun and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member of the Advisory Board
Prior

Wiffledan, Inc. designs and develops application software. Its Vhoto technology enables users to import video from their device library or use the Vhoto camera to capture new shots. The firm Vhoto application evaluates video frames on various dimensions, including blur, contrast, faces, smiles, novelty, and user intent; and extracts the best moments as still photos. The company was founded by Hugh Crean and Noah Heller in 2012 and is headquartered in Boston, WA.

Member, Private Equity Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Software & Information Industry Association, Inc. operates as a business association for the software and information industry. The firm investigates and prosecutes companies accused of using software or content illegally. It provides services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2013

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

$2,500 +
2012

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

$5,000 +
2011

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012
$4,000
2011
$3,333
2010
Awards & Honors
AlwaysOn - Power Player of Venture Capital
AlwaysOn - Power Players in the Cloud
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