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Polaris Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jon Flint Steve Arnold Terrance McGuire mark jacobson


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Total investments 662
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 339
Rounds per year 25.46
Lead investments 107
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 154
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Software
  • Therapeutics

Polaris Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boston. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The fund was created by Jon Flint, Steve Arnold, Terrance McGuire. We also calculated 9 valuable employees in our database.

The typical startup value when the investment from Polaris Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Polaris Partners performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2008.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Receptos, LegalZoom, Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Polaris Partners, startups are often financed by Three Arch Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Frontline Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Three Arch Partners, SR One, Canaan Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sofinnova Investments, Omega Funds, Lilly Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$107M15 Nov 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

FOLX Health

Health Care
$30M12 Oct 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Neumora Therapeutics

Health Care
$112M11 Oct 2022 Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

Capstan Therapeutics

Health Care
$102M14 Sep 2022 San Diego, California, United States

CAMP4 Therapeutics

$100M20 Jul 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Nomad Health

Health Care
$105M27 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Scholar Rock

$205M17 Jun 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Tessa Therapeutics

Health Care
$126M09 Jun 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Health Care
Medical Device
Monitoring Equipment
Therapeutic Devices
$45M24 Mar 2022 Massachusetts, United States
Sonrai Security Announces $50M in Series C Funding Led by ISTARI to Scale Multicloud Security for Global Enterprises

– Sonrai Security announced a $50M Series C funding round.
– The round was led by ISTARI, a global cybersecurity platform dedicated to helping clients build cyber resilience, with participation from existing investors Polaris Partners, Menlo Ventures, TenEleven Ventures and New Brunswick Innovation Fund.
– The Series C round brings the total capital raised by Sonrai to $88 million.
– Sonrai plans to use new funding to accelerate research and development and expand sales and marketing globally for the company’s industry-leading cloud security platform.
– Public cloud complexity for global enterprises is exploding as microservices, workloads and associated ‘non-people’ identities proliferate rapidly.
– Sonrai has identified 17,000 unique permissions settings across AWS, Azure and GCP cloud platforms with approximately 20 new permissions added daily.

Nomad Health Raises $63 Million in Funding to Address Healthcare Staffing Shortages Across the Country as COVID Surges Yet Again

– Nomad Health, the leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, announced the completion of $63m in new equity and debt financing.
Adams Street Partners led, and all existing investors participated, including Icon Ventures, Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank.
– With this financing, the business has raised over $100m since the company’s inception in 2015.
– The funding will be used to support Nomad Health’s explosive growth, allowing the company to double down on efforts to hire, invest in the technology platform, and grow its national footprint.
– As the demands on the healthcare system have reached historic levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need and urgency for temporary healthcare staffing solutions has substantially increased.


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