We’re specialists in pre-seed and seed.

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Pejman and Mar and the Pear team’s philosophy has always been first and foremost to bet on the people.

Tony Xu Co-Founder and CEO

Pear’s team has been really helpful with thinking through the important tactical things of running an early stage company, and they’ve been really great at making introductions to key people as well as being generous with the firm’s in-house on Recruiting & GTM.

Jerry Meng Co-Founder and CEO

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Whether it’s fundraising prep, investor intros, or hiring, the Pear team has always been there when we had an operational problem to solve.

William Ross CEO and Co-Founder

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The Pear team believed in us from the beginning and was instrumental in our early success.

Mada Seghete Co-Founder

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Pear Garage gave you a community and a network of friends, made it feel like you weren’t alone.

Ray Zhou Co-Founder and CEO

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When we started out, we didn’t have much more than an idea and prototype. Pear gave us a home and always picks up the phone.

Chris Hopper Co-Founder and CEO

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Pear supported us as we grew our technology and our team, treating us like family each step of the way.

Helmy Eltoukhy, PhD and AmirAli Talasaz, PhD Co-CEO

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Pear is always there when we need help or advice, one of our strongest champions, bringing important investors and partners to us.

Xiling Shen CEO

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Pear took us by the hand from day one and has nurtured Frubana to grow into a mature and resilient company.

Fabian Gomez Gutierrez CEO

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Pear has supported us at every step in our journey. They are a unique team – kind, thoughtful, and willing to roll up their sleeves to help.

Jon Goldsmith CEO

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Pear is the most extraordinary early-stage investment firm ever created. The secret of their success is their founder-first ethos.

Mahesh Ram CEO

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Through Pear, we found our CTO. We would not have been able to find, evaluate, and hire our technical co-founder without Pear.

Sami Tellatin Co-Founder and COO

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The magic of Pear is their intense focus on us as people and founders. They pushed us and gave us some hard-won advice along the journey.

Scott Kazmierowicz Co-Founder and CEO

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The difference with Pear is that even after several rounds of funding, they continue to work with us and add value.

King Alandy Dy CEO and Co-Founder

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The team at PearVC was tremendously helpful when it came time to raise our series A. We couldn’t be happier with the partnership.

Pouria Sanae CEO

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We received strong support on a wide range of issues from curating the right team to navigating all aspects of our Series A round.

Abhi Chandra CEO

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Pear fights with you in the trenches, asks the hard questions, helps shape your story, and tops it off with intros to brand name VCs.

Jason Christiansen Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Ideas made real.

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Why Pear?

We’re seed specialists that partner with founders at the earliest stages to turn great ideas into category-defining companies.

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