Dave Barrett has 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive to go along with his 15 years in venture partnership. He joined Polaris in 2000 and serves as a Managing Partner of the firm, focusing on investments in SaaS applications, cloud infrastructure, data science and healthcare technology. As a leader of the Polaris technology practice, Dave sits on the boards of Bitium, Confluence, Egnyte, GrowthHackers, Imprivata (NYSE: IMPR), InsideSales.com, and Recurly. He has previously served on the boards of Archivas (Hitachi), Automattic/WordPress,LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM), MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), Phytel (IBM) and vKernel (Dell). Dave also helps partner with emerging, transformative companies like CliQr, Localytics, Lob and Logentries. He divides his time across Silicon Valley, Silicon Slopes, Dublin and Boston.
Dave is an Always-On Venture Capital 100 and Venture Capital East 50 recipient as well as an Always-On “Cloud Power Player”. He’s been embedded in the entrepreneurial ecosystem for years, including serving as a TechStars, Harvard iLab and IBM SmartCamp Mentor as well as a founding member of the Microsoft Venture Capital Advisory Board. He received his B.S. from The University of Rhode Island.