We partner with entrepreneurs from day zero to build category defining companies.

Pear portfolio companies over the past 8 years

2 IPOs
Guardant Health, DoorDash
Total Valuation
Capital Raised


Connecting customers with the best local businesses in cities.

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.

Guardant Health

Developing blood tests for early detection in high-risk populations and recurrence monitoring in cancer survivors.

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.


Providing deep linking that unifies user measurement across different devices, platforms, and channels.

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.


Automating and simplifying payroll, benefits, and HR, all while providing expert support.

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.


Enabling companies to discover, classify, and protect sensitive data.

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.

Aurora Solar

Streamlining the entire solar design and sales process.

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.

Nova Credit

Helping immigrants access credit through providing businesses with real-time international credit reports.

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


Leveraging your network to find your next opportunity through relationship intelligence

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


Oncology and precision health company that provides technologies to diagnose cancer.

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


Connecting brands with their superfans with a seamless credit card experience.

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


Automating your product security and compliance so you don't have to.

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.

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