We first met the DoorDash cofounders at their Palo Alto home when they were delivering food for a handful of local restaurants. We loved their hustle and experiment-led approach.
DoorDash has become the market leader, powering local economies in many cities around the globe. Door-to-door delivery is just the beginning.
Watch DoorDash CEO, Tony Xu, reflect on his first encounter with our team in the Pear Founders Video.
We partnered with the Guardant Health cofounders, Helmy and AmirAli, in 2013.
We are proud to have supported them in every round of financing through to their IPO in 2018.
We met Alex, Mada, and Mike at Stanford and were quickly convinced they are outliers. We helped recruit a freshman, Dmitry to become Branch's fourth cofounder. Then after several major pivots they landed upon deep linking.
Branch now powers cross-channel growth and attribution for more than 50% of the top 200 apps.
When we first met Josh, Tomer, and Edward in 2014, we were struck by their passion for small businesses and their vision to streamline payroll systems.
Today, Gusto serves more than 100,000 businesses, and annually processes tens of billions of dollars of payroll as well as employee benefits.
We first collaborated with Nightfall cofounder, Isaac, when he was a computer science undergrad. He joined our Pear Garage program and worked on various side projects.
Nightfall has emerged from stealth with a cloud-native data loss prevention platform.
After installing a commercial solar system in East Africa, Sam and Chris founded Aurora with the goal of enabling any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project. In 2014 they set up shop at our office and began to grow.
Aurora Solar is now the #1 software to design and sell advanced photovoltaic systems. It has already been used to design over two million solar installations.
Misha, Nicky, and Loek initiated Nova Credit as a graduate research project, and then launched the company through the Pear Accelerator in summer 2016.
Nova has become the premier cross-border credit reporting agency, with the mission to create a world beyond borders.
Pear Accelerator S16
Cofounders Ray and Shubham joined our Garage program as sophomores. After a year of iterating on many ideas, the relationship intelligence solution was born.
Affinity is fast becoming the defacto next-generation CRM for investment professionals and beyond.
Pear Accelerator S14
Xilis is based on decades of biomedical, oncology, and stem cell research by its three co-founders -- Dr Shen, Dr Hsu, and Dr Clevers.
Pear managing partner Mar had first worked with Dr Xiling Shen in a Stanford lab 20 years prior. They raised a $70M series A less than 18-months after their Pear Accelerator demo day.
Pear Accelerator S19
We first met Michael and Scott as applicants to our 2019 Summer Accelerator looking to revolutionize the way brands interact with their most loyal customers.
Since then, they have built an incredible team and closed key partnerships with the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Manchester United.
Pear Accelerator S19
The first time we met Christina was before she attended YC. We reconnected with her at demo day, and the rest is history.
Today, Vanta has grown to automate SOC 2, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 compliance for more than 1000 companies.