Polaris Venture Partners is a partnership of experienced investors, operating executives and entrepreneurs. The firm’s mission is to identify, invest in and partner with seed, early stage and middle-market businesses having exceptional promise, helping them to grow into market-leading companies. Polaris invests in businesses across a number of sectors including technology, consumer services, and healthcare. Past Polaris-backed successes include: Adnexus (acquired by BMS), Advanced Inhalation Research (acquired by Alkermes), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Allaire (ALLR, acquired by Adobe), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY), Asthmatx (acquired by Boston Scientific), Athenix (acquired by Bayer), Glycofi (acquired by Merck), Internet Brands (acquired by Hellman and Friedman), Ironwood (IRWD), LogMeIn (LOGM), Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA), Powersoft (PWRS, acquired by Sybase), Solidworks, and TechTarget (TTGT). Its current portfolio includes notable investments which include: Adimab, Art.com, Cardlytics, Confluence, e-Rewards, Focus Financial, LegalZoom, LivingProof, and ShoeDazzle. For more on the firm, its mission and its portfolio companies visit polarisventures.com
TechStars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world, providing seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors. TechStars offers five programs in top start up locations (Boston, Boulder, New York City, Seattle, & Cloud in San Antonio) on a regular schedule. Although thousands of companies apply each year, TechStars only invests its money and time in about ten companies per program location. For more information please see techstars.com
Additional Seed and Angel Investors include New York Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Hub Angels, Launch Capital, Progress Ventures, Eniac Ventures and others.