#015 Terry McGuire is the Co-founder and General Partner of Polaris Partners. Polaris Partners has a portfolio including Adimab, Akamai (IPO), Acceleron (IPO), and Ironwood (IPO). Before starting his own fund, he spent seven years at Burr, Egan, Deleage, & Co. His investments are focused on early-stage medical and information technology companies. He was on the Forbes Midas List of the top 100 tech investors several times. He received the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Award and the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievements in Life Sciences (awarded by Harvard and the City of Jerusalem). He is chairman emeritus of the National Venture Capital Association and chairman of the Global Venture Capital Congress. He holds an engineering degree from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in physics and economics from Hobart College. He is on the board of MIT’s David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board (HBS). He also chairs the board of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
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