Amir Nashat

Partner at Polaris Partners

Amir Nashat

Amir Nashat

Partner at Polaris Partners

Overview
Career Highlights

Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc.
Jnana Therapeutics, Inc.
Sun Catalytix Corp.

RelSci Relationships

3006

Number of Boards

43

Birthday

1973

Age

48

Number of Awards

1

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Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Polaris Partners

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Founder at Morphic Therapeutic, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Polaris Partners

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Managing Partner at Polaris Partners

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Co-Founder at Pandion Operations, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Lyndra Therapeutics, Inc.

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Founder at Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

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Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners

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Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Education
Ph.D.
Class of 2002

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

M.S. in Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1996

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
Director
2013 - Current

AgBiome LLC provides early stage research and discovery to the agriculture industry. It develops biological product that controls the predominant soil-borne diseases of greenhouse and major row crops. The firm applies genomics and screening technologies to identify plant-associated microbes that enhance plant health, pest resistance, and yield. The company was founded by Jeff Dangl, John N. Couch, Paul Schulze-Lefert, Scott J. Uknes, John Ryals, Eric R. Ward, and Mike Koziel in 2012 and is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Founder
2005 - Current

Living Proof, Inc. manufactures and supplies hair care products. Its products include shampoos, conditioners, styling treatments, overnight products, styling creams and mousses, nourishing creams, styling sprays, thickening mousses, thickening creams, root lifting sprays, mask treatments. The company was founded by Robert S. Langer, Jon Flint, Amir Nashat, Ward Stegernoek, Mitch DeRosa, and Daniel Anderson in September 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Partner
2002 - Current

Polaris Partners invests primarily in companies in the consumer technology, digital media/entertainment, e-Commerce, network hardware, software and semiconductors sectors. They invest in seed, early-stage and high growth, middle-market companies.The firm's early-stage investments focus on information technology and life sciences companies. Within the information technology sector, Polaris looks for companies that are developing Internet and broadband infrastructure, enterprise software products, e-Commerce products/services, digital media/entertainment, consumer software, network hardware and network software.In the life sciences sector, the firm looks for companies that are developing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, genomics, proteomics, drug delivery, medical services and consumer products and services.Polaris' private equity efforts focus on high-growth, middle-market companies in industries including technology, healthcare, digital media, consumer products and services and business services.Polaris serves as the lead or co-lead investor in the vast majority of their portfolio companies. The firm participates in minority growth equity investments, recapitalizations with liquidity and LBOs.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current

Primmune Therapeutics is a Biotechnology company.

Independent Director
2017 - Current

Morphic Holding, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the research and development of oral small-molecule integrin therapeutics. It operates a Morphic integrin technology platform, MInT platform, to create a broad pipeline of programs across a variety of therapeutic areas. The company was founded by Timothy A. Springer in August 2014 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current

Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development of gene control therapies for cancer and diseases. Its product candidates include SY-1425 and SY-5609. The company was founded by Richard A. Young, Nathanael S. Gray, and James E. Bradner on November 9, 2011 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Director
Current

Biotechnology Innovation Organization is the world's biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Foundation provides Fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals studying in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The Foundation is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the PhD degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

Chief Executive Officer & Director
2005 - Prior

Living Proof, Inc. manufactures and supplies hair care products. Its products include shampoos, conditioners, styling treatments, overnight products, styling creams and mousses, nourishing creams, styling sprays, thickening mousses, thickening creams, root lifting sprays, mask treatments. The company was founded by Robert S. Langer, Jon Flint, Amir Nashat, Ward Stegernoek, Mitch DeRosa, and Daniel Anderson in September 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $7,499
2019

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provides research services for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer and other diseases in the United States and other countries. The research center is engaged in researches to prevent, detect, and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases. Its activities in the areas of diseases and research cover fundamental research, prevention, early detection, treatment and cures, and survivorships. Researchers of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center pioneered bone-marrow transplantation for leukemia and other blood diseases. This research has cured thousands of patients worldwide and has boosted survival rates for certain forms of leukemia from zero to 85 percent.

$10K - $25K
2017

Pioneer Institute, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization. It promotes public schools, healthcare, government, economic opportunity, and social mobility by publishing research and engaging the public through media campaigns, forums, and sessions. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$10K - $25K
2016

Pioneer Institute, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization. It promotes public schools, healthcare, government, economic opportunity, and social mobility by publishing research and engaging the public through media campaigns, forums, and sessions. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012
$4,000
2011
$1,000
2011

Senator from New York

Transactions
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Roche Holding AG purchases Promedior, Inc. from HealthCare Ventures LLC, Polaris Partners, Easton Capital Investment Group, Forbion Capital Partners Management Holding BV, Morgenthaler Management Corp., BioMed Ventures

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Beijing Bohui Innovation Biotechnology Co., Ltd. purchases Advion, Inc. from Aisling Capital, Polaris Partners, Skyline Management LLC, CSFB Private Equity Partners LLC, Gefinor Ventures Management LLC, Cayuga Management Group LLC

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Polaris Partners VII LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Living Proof, Inc. manufactures and supplies hair care products. Its products include shampoos, conditioners, styling treatments, overnight products, styling creams and mousses, nourishing creams, styling sprays, thickening mousses, thickening creams, root lifting sprays, mask treatments. The company was founded by Robert S. Langer, Jon Flint, Amir Nashat, Ward Stegernoek, Mitch DeRosa, and Daniel Anderson in September 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #92
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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