We are excited to share our newest addition to the Pear family, Sean Strong! Sean was the CEO and Co-founder of Grove XR, a Pear portfolio company, and studied artificial intelligence at Stanford. A Pear Garage alum, Sean is the perfect fit to be our Head of Builders, working with student and post-graduate technical founders at the earliest stages.
At Pear, we pride ourselves on supporting early stage founders across all fields – engineering, marketing, recruiting, and more. We understand the unique importance of investing in student founders at the beginning of their bright careers, and Sean joins us to do just that.
Sean has been deeply immersed in the Bay Area startup ecosystem since freshman year, even taking time off from college at one point to start his own. He first met the Pear team as a member of Pear Garage during his senior year, and that relationship blossomed when Sean’s VR management startup GroveXR became a Pear portfolio company.
Pear has been there for every stage of my startup journey, first as a student and later as founder. Mar and the rest of the team were hands-on and supportive through the early times, fun times, and most importantly hard times.
The essence of what we do at Pear is help people pursue their dreams. We aren’t just investing in companies, we want to build programs and communities that launch founders to the next level. To do this, we need hands-on, people-first team members like Sean who understand the ins and outs of being a founder.
Beyond working hand in hand with our founders, Sean will also be leading our efforts to refine and build out our programs to support students and early technical founders through Pear Dorm and beyond as our Head of Builders. His efforts will span Pear Garage, recent grad initiatives, and more to expand our partnerships with future builders, founders, and investors.
Interested in connecting with Sean? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @sean_t_strong.