We’re early-stage
company builders.

We’ve founded 10+ companies and invested early in startups now worth over $50B. We’ve been in your shoes, we have the scars from being founders ourselves, and we know it takes incredible effort and determination to transform an idea into a category-defining company. We roll up our sleeves and provide hands-on support to our founders, which leads to big results. Our track record speaks for itself: in just 9 years, we have seeded 7 companies currently valued over $1B and 3 public companies.

Pre-seed

We lead pre-seed rounds. Our pre-seed companies participate in PearX, an early-stage bootcamp for founders with high potential ideas. We help founders build the right product, find the right market, and lay the foundations for a scalable venture company.

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Seed

We lead and co-lead seed stage investments. Then we roll up our sleeves to get you to Series A. We help founders in four key areas: product-market fit, go-to-market, recruiting, and fundraising.

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What are typical
check sizes?

We write early checks that range from $250K to $5M. No idea is too early to bring to us. We meet mission-driven founders where they’re at, and we’re willing to back entrepreneurs who are eager to solve big problems in large markets, even prior to finding the perfect solution.

$250K -$2M

PRE-SEED

$1M – $5M

SEED

Up to $10M

FOLLOW-ON

Our focus areas.

We invest in the following market sectors.

Consumer

Technology including social, marketplaces, subscription, e-commerce, creator economy, and more.

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SaaS

Purposeful tools that help businesses of all sizes work faster and smarter.

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Enterprise

Infrastructure powering the next generation of developers and builders.

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Web3

Infrastructure for the next generation of the internet and the ownership economy.

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Healthcare

Software and tech-enabled services innovating on care delivery.

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Deep Tech

Companies focused on space, robotics, semiconductors, and more.

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FinTech

Solutions for payments, infrastructure, data analytics and privacy, and more.

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BioTech

Platforms across therapeutics, diagnostics, and life science tools and services.

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Climate Tech

Technologies that have the ability to create more sustainable systems around energy, transportation, carbon removal, food systems, buildings, and more.

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

Mada Seghete Co-Founder

Door Dash Team

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

xilis founders
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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

affinity team at garage
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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

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

William Ross CEO and Co-Founder

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

Fabian Gomez Gutierrez CEO

Solvvy team
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Pear is, in my humble opinion, the most extraordinary early-stage investment firm ever created. The secret of their success is their completely founder-first ethos.

Mahesh Ram CEO

Aurora Team
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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