Gary Swart

  • Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

    Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

    Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first venture partner focused on technology on the West Coast. Already an active angel investor, Swart has an existing portfolio of ten companies which he will continue to work with after his move to the Polaris team. “As the CEO of oDesk I had… Read More

  • Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    With the economy still struggling to recover, key indicators of economic performance are largely focused on traditional employment — we are fixated on how many people have managed to find on-site, single-employer jobs. But is this an outdated perspective? Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath would say so. In a recent blog post for Harvard Business Review, McGrath questions… Read More