Polaris Partners Augments Investment Team, Promoting Paulina Hill and Hiring Dan Lombard

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New Principals Will Focus on Healthcare and Technology Investment Respectively

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When it comes to investing, we at Polaris always seek to skate to where the puck is going.

Polaris Partners today announced the promotion of Paulina Hill and the hiring of Dan Lombard, both as Principals of the firm based out of the Boston office.

Paulina joined Polaris Partners in 2011 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship in in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the direction of Dr. Robert Langer. At Polaris, she has served as a Senior Associate and currently sits on the boards of Arsenal Medical, Faraday Pharmaceuticals and KinDex Pharmaceuticals. Paulina is also actively involved in the startup ecosystem in Cambridge, serving as a board member of The Capital Network and a Coach for the MIT Community Catalyst Leadership Program. In her role as Principal, she will continue to invest as an integral member of the Polaris healthcare team.

“Since joining Polaris, Paulina has hit the ground running,” said Brian Chee, Managing Partner at Polaris. “She has passion for science and has quickly added value to portfolio companies. This promotion is well deserved and we look forward to her future contributions to the firm.”

Dan Lombard comes to Polaris from H.I.G. Growth Partners where he focused on software, Internet and tech-enabled business services. He previously worked at the private equity firm Symmetric Capital and in the investment banking division of Bank of America. Prior to starting his business career, Dan played professional ice hockey. He will be investing as part of the Polaris technology team, with a focus on later stage opportunities.

“When it comes to investing, we at Polaris always seek to skate to where the puck is going,” said Bryce Youngren, Managing Partner at Polaris. “As a former pro-hockey player, Dan understands this concept quite literally, and has clearly demonstrated investment acumen to identify technologies and business models transforming the way we live and work. Those opportunities abound in the areas in which we invest, and we are thrilled to welcome Dan to Polaris team.”

About Polaris Partners
Polaris Partners invests in exceptional technology and healthcare companies across all stages of their lifecycles. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, we partner globally with an unparalleled network of repeat entrepreneurs, top scientists and emerging innovators who are making significant contributions in their fields and vastly improving the way in which we live and work.

Contact: Emily Mendell, Polaris Partners, em(at)polarispartners(dot)com, 781-522-6732

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