Pear Ventures

Pear Ventures is an accelerator and venture capital firm specializing in pre-seed, seed/startup, early stage and Series-A investments. The Firm is industry agnostic and prefers investing in both solo founders and teams of up to four.

HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Size (employees)18 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Pear Ventures was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Pear Ventures

Ajay Kama

Ajay Kama

Pejman Nozad

Pejman Nozad

Founding Managing Partner
Mar Hershenson

Mar Hershenson

Founding Managing Partner
Lily Johnson

Lily Johnson

People Operations
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Pear Ventures Office Locations

Pear Ventures has an office in Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
320 High St
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Pear Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Pear Ventures Blogs

Come join Pear as our Director of Accelerator Operations!

We’re looking for a Director of Accelerator Operations to grow our renowned early-stage Accelerator. As the Director of Accelerator Operations, you’ll oversee the program from company selection to Demo Day. We’re looking to onboard a full-time Director before our upcoming Winter Accelerator in 2022.…

Come join Pear as a Visiting Partner!

Pear’s Visiting Partner program is for experienced founders and operators seeking to learn the full toolkit of early-stage VC through sourcing, diligence, and advising.  This is a 6 month commitment, either part-time or full-time, with an opportunity to become an investment partner at Pear. Out of t…

Ladder: Democratizing Access for Career Growth

Ladder, a seedling in Pear’s S20 Accelerator company that has blossomed into the leading professional platform for the next generation.

SZNS x Pear

SZNS is building the infrastructure to support NFTs and make it accessible for all participants in the ecosystem.

Welcome Anna Nitschke as Pear CFO!

Pear’s new CFO Anna Nitschke is laying down the foundations for our expansion in being the best partner for founders from idea to series A.  Our journey to finding the perfect partner for Pear was deliberate and extensive, as we screened over 380 candidates. When we met Anna, we knew she was the rig…

Welcome Richard Zhang!

Richard joins Pear as Chief of Staff to our managing partner, Mar Hershenson, and Director of Pear Accelerator. In his role, Richard is responsible for planning and operating the accelerator program, helping our portfolio companies with business development, fundraising, operations, and supporting M…
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Pear Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pear Ventures founded?

    Pear Ventures was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Pear Ventures key executives?

    Pear Ventures's key executives are Ajay Kama, Pejman Nozad and Mar Hershenson.

  • How many employees does Pear Ventures have?

    Pear Ventures has 18 employees.

  • Where is Pear Ventures headquarters?

    Pear Ventures headquarters is located at 320 High St, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Pear Ventures offices?

    Pear Ventures has an office in Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does Pear Ventures have?

    Pear Ventures has 1 office.