Pear Accelerator helps you to  build the foundations of a long-lasting company.

Pear Accelerator is a structured 3-month program during which we become an extension of your team and use all of our resources, experience, and network to support your company at the earliest stages.

We work with you side-by-side for 3 months

​Funding
  • $150k investment for 5% equity

  • Demo Day with 400+ top investors in Silicon Valley

  • Post-demo day fundraising process support

  • In many cases, Pear Accelerator positions you to raise a $2-3M seed round from a top firm, thus skipping a pre-seed round and its accompanying dilution

Product & Growth Mentorship
  • Weekly ‘mini board meetings’ with the Pear investment team

  • Matching with an expert operating mentor

  • Regular workshops and speaker series with accomplished guest experts

  • Day to day hands-on mentorship

 

Resources
  • Free office space in the Bay Area

  • $250K+ in startup resources including: free cloud credits (AWS, Google Cloud, etc), discounted legal support from Cooley, plus special deals from service providers (WeWork, Carta, Digital Ocean, etc) and Pear Portfolio (Affinity, Gusto, Heap, Vanta, Nightfall, etc) 

 

Community
  • Weekly check-ins with other teams in your cohort

  • Regular social events with your cohort and the broader Pear founder community

Results

Pear Accelerator program companies have gone on to great things.

  • 77% have raised a Seed

  • 36% have already raised a Series A, and more to come!

(Source: 2018 cohort for Seed, 2017 cohort for Series A)

Alumni of Pear Accelerator

How We Collaborate

During the program our team will meet with you regularly to push you on your vision and share best practice to help you hit ambitious milestones.

We'll be hands-on to help you to:

  • White-board your product strategy

  • Design and run experiments

  • Find and close customers

  • Recruit key employees

  • Tune your fundraising pitch

Workshops

We host workshops and speaker events geared towards helping you with the most important topics for early-stage startups.

Past guests include: Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital), Mark Pincus (Zynga), John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins), David Marcus (Head of Facebook Messenger), and Jeff Housenbold (Softbank), and more.

Demo Day

To conclude our Pear Accelerator program, we host a Demo Day attended by 400+ top Silicon Valley investors including partners from Sequoia, Accel, a16z, Kleiner Perkins, and many more. 

We have deep networks in Silicon Valley, and pride ourselves on our ability to connect founders like you with people that can help you achieve your goals.

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