"From the very beginning, I have always appreciated the Polaris team's honesty and high integrity. Taking on a partner was a new endeavor for me after having run my own business for 25 years, and I couldn't be happier in choosing Polaris as the steward for our company's next chapter"
"At TRG, we value our client centric approach to the business, our strong work ethic and our culture of accountability. It has been fantastic having a partner that shares those same values and who is always willing to roll up their sleeves and work with us as one team to achieve our goals"
"I've greatly appreciated the Polaris partnership approach. It's not a "one size fits all" strategy and they don't claim to always have the answer. They have always shown patience and genuinely listen to my opinions on decisions we make to create value for our company"
Having a partner that has spent decades investing in founder-owned software businesses is a non-trivial advantage for us in our marketplace. We are empowered in our strategic decision making through partnering with folks that understand how companies at my size and stage operate"
"I have always felt fully aligned with the team at Polaris. They are thoughtful in their approach to working with entrepreneurs like myself, and truly take the time to get to know their founders, management teams and the businesses they partner with"
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References to the current and former portfolio above include (i) all investments made by the Polaris Growth Fund and (ii) all investments made by the Polaris Main Funds utilizing a growth buyout strategy and led by Bryce Youngren and/or Dan Lombard, with the exception of ISN Software Corporation. “Former” portfolio investments are those for which the applicable fund(s) have received all upfront consideration owed with respect to the liquidation transaction. There can be no assurance that the investments made by the Polaris Growth Fund will have the same characteristics or results as the growth investments made by the Polaris Main Funds.
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