BOSTON - Atlas Venture and Polaris Partners were the most active venture capital investors in New England during the first half of 2013, Boston Business Journal reported based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
VentureSource found that Cambridge-based Atlas participated in 15 deals in New England during the first two quarters of the year, with 10 of those deals in the second quarter.
Atlas deals included leading a $5.5 million Series A for Skillz, an $18 million round for CustomMade, a $7 million Series A for DraftKings and a $7.5 million round for Gizmox.
Polaris, which has local offices in Waltham and Cambridge, Mass., closed eight venture capital deals in New England during the first two quarters of the years, according to VentureSource.
Deals included taking part in a $40 million Series E for T2, a $30 million round for Living Proof, a $14 million Series B for Iora Health, a $12.5 million round for TARIS Biomedical and a $1.5 million round for Bluetrain.
Polaris also ranked among the most prolific investors into Massachusetts-based companies in 2011 and 2012, with 33 deals, Boston Business Journal reported.
The full list of top 10 venture capital deal-makers in New England during the first half of the year, according to VentureSource:
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