VC  Pear Ventures

     Office Locations:

320 High Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Formerly known as Pejman Mar, Pear Ventures is an early-stage fund that invests in exceptional founders building amazing companies. Pear's founding partners take no salary, and all of their resources (personnel, network, space) are devoted to helping their invested companies achieve their goals. The fund was founded by Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson, who have historically seeded very early stage tech start-ups such as Dropbox, Lending Club, Zoosk, Addepar, Path and many others.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ajay Kamat Partner
    Debby Schilling CFO
    Katia Ameri Innovations Associate
    Lily Johnson People Operations
    Mar Hershenson Managing Partner


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