Your partner in the seed journey
The art and science of finding product-market fit. We partner at the seed stage with early-stage companies to build long lasting scalable businesses.Our take on company building
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Meet founders from companies like DoorDash, Aurora Solar, and more, and hear about their experience working with the Pear team.
How we help our seed founders
Make your first hires
The best use of your capital is to hire the best team. We help in a unique way – our exceptional in-house recruiters partners with you, at no cost, to close your first engineering and technical hires. Before Pear, that team recruited thousands of engineers at Instacart, Uber, and Meta.
Each company has a unique go-to-market strategy and seed is when you design your scalable growth engine. We iterate with you to test organic growth, paid growth, channel partnerships, sales org development and other models to hone on the right model for you.
We run a “Sales Bootcamp” to improve your sales skills, share how to run a sales organization, and help you iterate on your sales pitch and messaging. We also work our extensive networks to provide customer introductions.
Retain your customers
Success is not only about acquiring customers. Retaining and expanding existing customers is ultimately even more important to your company’s success. We work with you to optimize the value of each customer over time.
Achieve operational excellence
Great companies out-execute. While vision and innovation are critical, running your company like a machine is how you win. We help you define operating plans, run effective board meetings, clarify the KPIs needed for your next round, and focus on culture and personal development.
Raise your Series A
We help you set your Series A fundraising strategy from day one. When the time to start fundraising comes, we run a “pitch deck clinic“ to build your story, gather your evidence, review your deck, design it, and master public speaking. Then, we work with you to get the right VC introductions, and, finally, we coach you through the negotiations. Our rigorous process produces results with over 70% of our seed companies raising series A’s from tier-1 institutions.
Access to PearX programming
As a Pear portfolio company, you have the option to join the PearX program. This is a great way to come up to speed quickly on the ins and outs of starting and running a company.
Invitation to Demo Day
We run investor demo days twice a year. As a Pear portfolio company, you are invited to present at our Demo Day. You can join our PearX fundraising bootcamp three weeks prior to Demo Day and we’ll work with you to get you ready to present to hundreds of top-tier investors.
On average Pear companies raise a $13.2M Series A
(INDUSTRY AVERAGE: $10.9M)
70% of Pear seeded companies successfully raise Series A
(INDUSTRY AVG IS 42%)
We invest with the best
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.
The Pear team believed in us from the beginning and was instrumental in our early success.
Pejman and Mar and the Pear team’s philosophy has always been first and foremost to bet on the people.
Pear took us by the hand from day one and has nurtured Frubana to grow into a mature and resilient company.
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.
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.