Harold Friedman joined Polaris in 2017 and serves as Chief Financial Officer out of the San Francisco office. In this role, Harold oversees all aspects of accounting, reporting and compliance of the funds. Harold works closely with the firm’s General Counsel and its finance and investment teams.
Harold brings over twenty years of venture capital experience, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of VantagePoint Capital Partners, responsible for the financial reporting of over $4+ billion assets under management. Previously, Harold was Vice President of Finance at Acacia Venture Partners specializing in healthcare and Assistant Controller at Lightspeed Venture Partners, a San Francisco firm formerly known as Weiss Peck & Greer.
Harold has been a board member of the Venture Capital Bean Counters Association (VCBC) as well as a board member of the Northern California chapter of the Financial Executive Alliance – Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Harold is a Certified Public Accountant and received his BSM degree in Management from Tulane University where he graduated magna cum laude.
Harold is a loyal New York sports fan and an avid follower of the four-time super bowl champion New York Giants. Outside of work, he spends most weekends watching and coaching his two children in sports and enjoying everything the Bay Area has to offer.