In early September, we got the unfortunate news that the San Francisco Port Authority was closing Pier 38 (home to Dogpatch Labs San Francisco). It was a sad ending to a really terrific 2.5 years for Dogpatch Labs SF: 250+ entrepreneurs, 100+ companies, $100m+ in funding, 9 acquisitions, 9 Polaris investments. We expressed our commitment to finding a great new home and building an equally strong, innovative community... and today we are thrilled to announce Dogpatch Labs Palo Alto and Europe.
Dogpatch Labs Palo Alto:
In early November, we will be opening a permanent Polaris Ventures office in downtown Palo Alto. Dogpatch Labs will be adjacent to the Polaris Palo Alto office, will have its own design and functional identity. It will be based at 151 Lytton Street - just one block from the Palo Alto Caltrain station.
Dogpatch Labs Europe:
Dogpatch Labs Europe officially opened today and is based in Dublin, Ireland (The Warehouse, in the Grand Canal basin). It is opening with 35 entrepreneurs who have come from across Europe. Dublin has become a hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship - Dogpatch joins Twitter, Google, Facebook, Zynga and others.
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