Polaris Partners

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Polaris Partners
Private ownership
Industry Venture Capital
Predecessor Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co.
Founded 1996
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
Managing Partners David Barrett, Brian Chee, Amir Nashat and Bryce Youngren
Products Venture capital
Total assets $4.0 billion
Number of employees
Website polarispartners.com

Polaris Partners is a venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies across all stages.

Polaris has offices in Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California and Dublin, Ireland. The firm has over $4 billion under management and current investments in more than 100 companies.[2]


Polaris Partners was founded in 1995/1996 by Jon Flint, Terry McGuire, Steve Arnold, who were partners of Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. (BEDCO).

Polaris was the first of four successors to Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. (BEDCO), one of the earliest bi-coastal venture capital firms in the US, which dissolved in 1996. Polaris is among a small number of top tier venture organizations. The firm has roughly $4.0 billion under management, and is now making investments through its seventh fund.

Organizational Structure[edit]

Polaris Hierarchy

Polaris is led by Managing Partners Dave Barrett, Brian Chee, Amir Nashat and Bryce Youngren. Founding Partners Jon Flint and Terry McGuire also make investments on behalf of the Polaris family of funds.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Polaris Venture Website: Who We Are
  2. ^ "Polaris Partners Portfolio". 

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