Vivien is a Partner at Pear. Vivien focuses on investing in health: human and planet health. She founded the Pear Female Founders Circle, supporting the next generation of female technical founders and runs a 10 week program twice a year.
Previously, she worked on executive business strategy, new products and product growth for Airbnb Homes and Transportation, and was a consultant at BCG, focused on defining innovation and growth strategies for healthcare, consumer, and technology companies.
She also hosts the Pear Healthcare Playbook Podcast, featuring successful founders on discussing how they built a digital health business from 0 to 1 and beyond. She is passionate about backing and supporting mission-driven founders who hope to improve the world we live in with technology.
Vivien grew up in an immigrant family, originally from Taiwan. She then moved to Hong Kong, Shanghai and then pursued engineering after falling in love with robotics and physics. She earned an MBA in Healthcare Management and Entrepreneurship at The Wharton School and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at Northwestern University.
What is your most used emoji?
🥳 My number one emoji that pops up on my text messages. I am always celebrating the successes, milestones, and achievements of those around me — I want to be your cheerleader!
What's your favorite book?
The Practice of Groundedness by Brad Stulberg. Though my favorite author of all time is Haruki Murakami.
What career path did you want to pursue when you were a kid?
I wanted to be a science writer. I was always fascinated by the periodic table and how each element was discovered and applied to human innovation.
What are your favorite sports teams?
Growing up all over, I don’t have one favorite team. I do love watching the Olympics and any Olympic U.S. and Taiwan teams.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work, I love skiing on fresh powder, road cycling, cooking Taiwanese noodle soup, and adding to the 50+ countries I’ve visited.
- Hertha Metals
- Valar Labs
- Streamline Climate
- Abstractive Health