Gary Swart Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 9
  • Portfolio
  • 7
  • Exits
  • 3

Gary Swart General Information


Mr. Gary Swart serves as a Partner at Polaris Partners. He also serves as an Advisor at Expert360 and EmpInfo. He also serves as Board Member at Foresight Mental Health. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, Faro Health, CliQr and SimplyInsured. He is a Board Observer of The Mom Project. He was a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. Until April 2014, he was the CEO of oDesk, the world's largest online workplace with more than 1B in work through the platform from over 1 million clients and 5 million freelancers. He guided the company to industry leadership and through a merger with Elance while serving as a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry. He is deeply passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their businesses and regularly shares his insights with fellow business people and anyone crafting their career. Prior to oDesk, his career grew from early entrepreneurial ventures to a top executive position at IBM.

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Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Gary Swart Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Stensul 05-Nov-2020 Early Stage VC 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
000000 20-Aug-2020 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
000000 29-Mar-2020 00000 00000 0000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 00000
000000.00 03-Jul-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
0000000 25-Jan-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000 25-Jul-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Internet Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
00000 00000000 09-May-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Out of Business
NerdWallet 21-Oct-2015 Later Stage VC 0000 Financial Software Profitable
TalentCove 01-Jun-2014 Angel (individual) Application Software Startup
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Gary Swart Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Envoy Commerce 31-Dec-2019 Out of Business
0000000000 01-Aug-2015 000000000000000000
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Gary Swart Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gary Swart Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Gary Swart Co-Investors (70)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
First Round Capital 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
GGV Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lightspeed Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Partech 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
US Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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