Pat Kinsel

Entrepreneur Partner

Pat has supported Polaris Partners since 2013 as an entrepreneur partner. In this role, he specializes in building and investing in innovative SaaS platforms. He has built products in the mobile, search, social, local, productivity, and collaboration spaces.

Pat serves on the board of Lob, was the lead investor in Drizly, and he is the founder and CEO of Notarize, the first company to offer legal online notarizations and to enable anyone to buy or sell their home, execute their mortgage, buy or sell a car, or complete countless other transactions entirely online for the first time.

Before joining Polaris, Pat was a co-founder & CEO of Spindle until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patent pending search technology to generate topical, algorithmic timelines from Facebook and Twitter content.

Prior to Spindle, Pat was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. He led development of Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before, he helped launch Bing Social Search. Pat is a mentor at TechStars Boston, Harvard’s Innovation Lab, and SparkLabs Korea.

He lives in Boston with his wife Jill and their three children and is committed to helping the entrepreneurial community. He serves on Mayor Walsh’s Neighborhood Innovation District Committee to foster entrepreneurialism throughout the city.