Polaris Partners Founded 1996
Founders Jon Flint Steve Arnold Terrance McGuire
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Total investments 608
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$22M
Portfolio companies 269
Rounds per year 10.76
Lead investments 98
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.49
Exits 120
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment
Biotechnology
Health Care
Lifestyle
Software
Telecommunications
Summary

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, Insidesales.com. 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
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Cyclerion Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
18M04 Jun 2021 United States, Cambridge
Thirty Madison
Health Care
Personal Health
Pharmaceutical
Wellness
Late Stage Venture
140M02 Jun 2021 United States, New York
August Bioservices
Biotechnology
Medical
Pharmaceutical
Early Stage Venture
23M27 May 2021 United States, Nashville
Engine Biosciences
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Care
Machine Learning
Early Stage Venture
43M26 May 2021 United States, San Francisco
Late Stage Venture
125M18 May 2021
Dyno Therapeutics
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
100M06 May 2021 United States, Cambridge
Adagio Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
Late Stage Venture
336M19 Apr 2021 United States, Waltham
Tectonic Therapeutic
Biotechnology
Early Stage Venture
80M15 Apr 2021 United States, Boston
Cohere Health
Consumer Software
Health Care
SaaS
Software
Early Stage Venture
36M13 Apr 2021 United States, Boston
News
ByHeart Raises $90M in Series B Financing
– ByHeart is a NYC-based baby nutrition company. – Company raised $90M in series B funding. – The round was led by D1 Capital Partners with participation from OCV Partners, Polaris Partners, Bellco Capital, Two River and Red Sea Ventures – all of whom also invested in ByHeart’s Series A – as well as new investment from AF Ventures, and Gaingels. – The new capital will be used to launch the company’s first formula, as well as to advance its innovation pipeline of mom and baby products. Read more
Accounting automation and collaboration platform FloQast raises $110M
– FloQast, an accounting collaboration, automation, and close-management platform, has raised $110 million in a series D round of funding at a $1.2 billion valuation. – The round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from Insight Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Coupa Ventures, Polaris Partners, and Norwest Venture Partners. – Financial close management is the business process of checking and adjusting account balances at the end of each month or other predefined period to publish compli... Read more
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