VC  Pear Ventures

https://www.pear.vc/





     Office Locations:

320 High Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    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. Pear portfolio companies over the past 6 years have a total valuation of $29B and have raised $5B in capital.


     

    Funds:


      Fund Name


      Amount


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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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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
    Lily Johnson Operations Manager
    Mar Hershenson Founding Managing Partner
    Nils Bunger Partner

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      08/26/2021


      Knoetic


      NY


      $18,000,000


      Series A


      07/27/2021


      Nobell Foods


      CA


      $75,000,000


      Series B


      02/01/2021


      Learn to Win


      CA


      $4,000,000


      Seed


      01/25/2021


      Darwin Homes


      TX


      $15,000,000


      Series A


      11/30/2020


      Aurora Solar


      CA


      $50,000,000


      Series B


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Aaptiv
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      Affinity
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      Aurora Solar
        web link


      Boxbot
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      Branch Metrics
        web link


      Darwin Homes
        web link


      DoorDash
        web link


      Gfycat
        web link


      Guardant Health
        web link


      Juni Learning
        web link


      Knoetic
        web link


      Learn to Win
        web link


      Memebox
        web link


      Nightfall AI
        web link


      Nobell Foods
        web link


      Pando
        web link


      Polarr
        web link


      Ripple.co
        web link


      Senti Biosciences
        web link


      Solvvy
        web link


      Thinknum
        web link


      Washio
        web link


     

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