As a co-founder and general partner of Polaris Venture Partners, Terry McGuire brings more than 25 years of successful early stage investing experience in healthcare and technology companies.
Prior to starting Polaris in 1996, Terry spent 7 years at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. investing in early stage medical and information technology companies. Terry began his career in venture capital at Golder, Thoma and Cressey in Chicago.
As a venture capitalist, Terry has invested in 48 companies. He also co-founded three companies: Inspire Pharmaceuticals (public), AIR (sold to Alkermes) and MicroCHIPS (private). In 2009, Terry was the recipient of the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Award. In 2005, he received the prestigious Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Life Sciences.