Report: Polaris Closes Seattle Office

5/27/11Follow @curtwoodward

A report by VentureWire this afternoon (although oddly post-dated to May 31) says Waltham, MA-based Polaris Venture Partners has closed its Seattle office. I’ve reached out to Polaris officials for comment but haven’t heard back as of this posting. According to Polaris’ website, the Seattle office was home base for co-founder and venture partner Steve Arnold. The website notes that Arnold, a former Microsoftie, had board seats with Redmond, WA-based Noetix and Seattle-based Impinj, which recently filed for an IPO. Polaris was among the investors in Seattle’s Free & Clear, a phone-based health coaching service that was acquired by Inverness Medical Innovations in 2009.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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