Pear Fellows is an apprenticeship program designed to supercharge your readiness for a career in venture capital. We’re committed to ensuring that the program maximizes the career trajectories of our Fellows and helps them on the next step of their journey.
APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Who should apply?
The program is highly selective (6% acceptance rate) and dedicated to students who are genuinely motivated to support entrepreneurs and develop their skills in venture. We want to collaborate with proactive people who think independently. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial network or industry expertise, as well as a willingness to help us build our firm.
The Fellows program is limited to specific campuses to ensure that our team can provide focused attention. We are currently seeking Fellows at Stanford, Harvard, Penn, MIT, and Berkeley.
About Pear Fellows
Each year, Pear offers a select group of students the opportunity to work closely with our team. Founded in 2014, the Pear Fellowship is an immersive apprenticeship designed to supercharge your readiness for a career in venture capital. Our Fellows receive:
- Unprecedented access to deal flow
- Immersive training at an in-person Venture Summit in the Bay Area in November
- Ongoing educational curriculum via virtual sessions
- Ownership of Pear events and programming on campus
- Direction to conduct company due diligence and form sector theses at Pear
Pear VC’s fellowship program has given me a unique insight in the world of startups and venture capital. Working with Pear’s team of expert investors has been a fantastic experience, and I would highly recommend it!
Pear’s Partners are generous with their time and mentorship, and the opportunity to directly learn from the best seed-stage investors in the Valley is unparalleled! The Fellows community is also so special, and has been tremendously helpful as I look to build a career in VC.
The best part of my Pear Fellows experience was how much time I got to spend with investors debating perspectives on companies and industry trends. I couldn’t have gotten that level of interaction anywhere else. It’s helped develop my own sense on how to identify those special startups that you can get to such strong conviction about.
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