I joined Polaris in early 2002 from Macromedia. In addition to making traditional venture investments, I helped start or co-founded four companies Polaris invested in: 8th Ring, Archivas, Thing Labs and Veracode. In my 7+ years at the firm, I had the pleasure of working with some extraordinary partners and great entrepreneurs. Doing both traditional investing as well as starting companies gave me a unique perspective of venture capital and entrepreneurship. This is how I developed my own approach to venture creation that eventually led to me starting FastIgnite, Evidon and Shopximity.