Pear Accelerator W22

$500K @ $10M valuation cap

10 teams only

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Winter 2022 applications now open

Join category-defining companies

Join the community of serial entrepreneurs, experienced operators, professors, and students who have built category-defining companies through Pear Accelerator. 

How we partner with you

Our small cohort approach is tailored to systematically de-risk your business over 3-months, culminating in a demo day to hundreds of top investors. Our team of experienced entrepreneurs collaborate with you to attain product market fit, close customers, recruit first hires, and raise a healthy seed round.

Fundraising

82% of teams in the past three  Accelerator cohorts raised a Seed after Demo Day at an average round size of $2.5M
  • $500K SAFE at $10M valuation cap from Pear as soon as you are accepted.

  • Seed Bootcamp to develop your big company story, learn pitch etiquette, and receive personal investor intros.

  • Demo Day alongside a handful of teams receiving the full attention of hundreds of top VCs. Alumni have raised from Accel, Greylock, Index, General Catalyst, NEA, CRV, Forerunner, and more.

  • Pear Orchard fundraising software to collaborate on a data-driven, slick process.

Product & Growth

10 teams receive dedicated attention from the Pear Partners, who have built eight startups and partnered early with portfolio companies valued at over $90 Billion
  • Dedicated partner time from our team of ex-founders, who work hands-on with you to expedite your journey to product market fit. We collaborate in working sessions to guide you in developing and iterating hypotheses, running experiments, acquiring customers, and making tough decisions. 

  • Operator mentors (eg. Bob Tinker, Armando Mann) meet with you regularly to help tackle your startup's greatest challenges.

Recruiting

Our partner Pedram Keynai built Uber's engineering team from 20 to 250, and he coaches Accelerator teams on how to run an effective recruiting process
  • Recruitment Coaching to help you to effectively source, evaluate, and close A+ talent. 

  • Talent Network including our communities of startup engineers.

Community

100+ events per year hosted with accomplished experts, such as Omid Kordestani,  Jeff Housenbold,  and Stanley Tang
  • Membership to our tight-knit and supportive community of founders and operators. We have a deep network that we share widely with our portfolio founders.

  • Free Office Space in San Francisco, plus many special discounts for startup services and software.

"Starting a company is a vulnerable moment and those first months are scary. Pear does an incredible job creating a safe space, giving you resources, support, advice, access to mentors who can help you navigate the challenges. They helped us start with a good footing and right foundation."
Misha Esipov
Cofounder, Nova Credit
"When I think about Pear, the two biggest words that come to mind are people and community. You can always trust them to have your back to be incredibly trustworthy, hands on and involved, and they are super instrumental to helping us get to where we are."
Shubham Goel
Cofounder, Affinity
"Pear was the first one to take a bet on us. Pear has been our home for the first two years of this business so to say that they played a fundamental and foundation role may even be an understatement."
Charlie Olsen
Cofounder, Pando
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