David Barrett

Board Member

Dave is a partner for the Boston office of Polaris Partners and focuses on investments in healthcare and technology. He also serves as a managing partner of Polaris Funds VI – IX. Dave joined Polaris in 2000 after his first career as an operating executive and entrepreneur.

In addition to RetireOne, he currently represents Polaris on the boards of Cohere Health, Egnyte, NDVR, Notarize, OM1, SimonData, Sonrai Security, TauSight, and also works with Armorblox, Akili, Allstacks, Lob, PathAI, and Quartet Health.

Previously, he partnered with other transformative Polaris portfolio companies from inception through scaling, including: Archivas (Hitachi), Automattic/WordPress, Bitium (Google), Confluence (TA Associates), CliQr (Cisco), Imprivata (NASDAQ: IMPR, Thoma Bravo), Logentries (Rapid7), LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM), MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), PathAI, Phytel (IBM Watson Health), Q1 Labs (IBM), Quartet Health, Recurly (AKKR), and vKernel (Dell).

Dave is an Always-On Venture Capital 100 and Venture Capital East 50 recipient (2016-17) and has been named an Always-On “Power Player in the Cloud” (2014-2019), and “FinTech Power Player” (2019). He’s been a mentor for TechStars, Harvard iLab and IBM SmartCamp, a guest lecturer at Harvard, HBS, and MIT,  an advisor to Mass General Brigham World Medical Innovation Forum, and a founding member of the Microsoft Advisory Board. He serves on the Board of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, on its investment committee, and as an advisor to their venture investment efforts. He holds a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island.