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Bryce Youngren joined Polaris as a principal in 2002. He focuses primarily on growth equity investments in technology, business services and healthcare. Prior to joining Polaris, Bryce was a senior associate at Great Hill Partners, where he sourced and executed investments in SmartMail Services (acquired by Deutsche Post) and ManagedStorage International (acquired by Incentra Solutions) and served as a director on the boards of both companies. Previously Bryce served as an analyst for Willis Stein & Partners in Chicago and for Bear Stearns & Co.’s technology investment banking group in New York. Bryce has been part of the investment teams responsible for Polaris’ investments in Alimera Sciences, Art.com, AWS Convergence Technologies (Weatherbug), Cardlytics, Cushcraft, e-Rewards, Liaison, National Electronic Attachment, TechTarget, and Xpressdocs. Bryce represents Polaris on the boards of Alimera Sciences, Cardlytics, Digicert, e-Rewards, Liaison, National Electronic Attachment, and Xpressdocs. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Cushcraft Corporation prior to their sale to Laird Group in March 2007. Bryce holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Follow him on twitter at @bryce20.
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