Gary Swart Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 10

  • Portfolio
  • 7

  • Exits
  • 3

Exits

Gary Swart General Information

Description

Mr. Gary Swart serves as Partner at Polaris Partners. He also serves as an Advisor at Expert360 and EmpInfo. He also serves as a Board Member at Livara & Foresight Mental Health. He served as a Board Member at Falkonry. He represents Polaris on the boards of Quantcast, Faro Health, CliQr and SimplyInsured. He is a Board Member at 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.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Gary Swart Investments (10)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Chatdesk 18-Jan-2022 Later Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Stensul 05-Nov-2020 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Cobalt (Network Management Software) 19-Aug-2020 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Preply 29-Mar-2020 00000 00000 0000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
People.ai 03-Jul-2019 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Swiftly (Business/Productivity Software) 25-Jan-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
B12 25-Jul-2016 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Envoy Commerce 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 Generating Revenue/Not Profitable
TalentCove 01-Jun-2014 Angel (individual) Business/Productivity Software Startup

Gary Swart Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
NerdWallet 04-Nov-2021 IPO 00000
Envoy Commerce 31-Dec-2019 000 00 00000000
TalentCove 01-Aug-2015 000000000000000000

Gary Swart Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

Investments by Region

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Gary Swart Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gary Swart Angel Investor 00 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Gary Swart Co-Investors (52)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
First Round Capital 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Javelin Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lowercase Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Menlo Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
U.S. Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Gary Swart FAQs

  • Who is Gary Swart?

    Gary Swart is an angel Investor who has made 10 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Gary Swart?

    Gary Swart is an angel investor.

  • What does Gary Swart do?

    As an angel investor, Gary Swart invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Gary Swart invested in?

    Gary Swart has made numerous investments in companies like Chatdesk, Stensul, and Cobalt (Network Management Software) within the Business/Productivity Software and Network Management Software industries.

  • What has Gary Swart invested in recently?

    Gary Swart's latest investment was on 18-Jan-2022 in Chatdesk, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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