Terry McGuire is a co-founder and general partner of Polaris Partners based in the Boston office. McGuire focuses on life sciences investments. Prior to starting Polaris, McGuire spent seven years as a partner at the venture capital firm Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. investing in early stage medical and information technology companies. McGuire was also a partner at Beta Partners from 1988- 1997. His venture capital career began at Golder, Thoma & Cressey in Chicago.

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  • Terry McGuire is a co-founder and general partner of Polaris Partners based in the Boston office. McGuire focuses on life sciences investments. Prior to starting Polaris, McGuire spent seven years as a partner at the venture capital firm Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. investing in early stage medical and information technology companies. McGuire was also a partner at Beta Partners from 1988- 1997. His venture capital career began at Golder, Thoma & Cressey in Chicago. Through the years, McGuire has invested in a multitude of companies spanning several industries. These investments include Akamai, Aspect Medical Systems, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, GlycoFi, Transform Pharmaceuticals, and Remon Medical Technologies. Akamai is an internet service that deals with Web interactions, and works to improve effective connections. Today, Akamai is a public company. Another example is GlycoFi, which creates biotherapeutics through proteins. GlycoFi was acquired by Merck in 2006. McGuire has co-founded three companies: Inspire Pharmaceuticals, AIR (Advanced Inhalation Research, Inc.), and MicroCHIPS. For example, AIR has created a drug delivery method that allows drugs to be inhaled into the lungs. Companies Terry has supported have touched more than 60 million patients and directly saved over 400,000 lives. These companies have raised over $6 billion in equity and corporate capital. As a group, they have achieved a combined peak enterprise value of over $40 billion. (en)
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