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Ajay Kamat

Partner

Ajay is a partner at Pear and has a strong background in consumer mobile growth and strategy. He previously founded, ran and sold the Pear funded startup Wedding Party. He is passionate about building great products and product teams and has led teams that built products which scaled to millions of users. 


 

 

...he rarely holds back. That’s an important part of what he brings to his day job at Pear Ventures focusing on pre-seed and seed investments.

He is an explorer, venturing out to taste new foods (his favorite being goat curry, he will never refuse this dish!), visit new places, and meet new people. Having earned a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do before turning fourteen, he rarely holds back. That's an important part of what he brings to his day job at Pear, focusing on pre-seed and seed investments. 

Outside of work Ajay loves history (ancient and modern) to understand lessons learned through the experiences of other people. He aspires to do the same for entrepreneurs based on his own experiences and appreciates discussing stories about the challenges of starting a company. Ajay wants to help people save time by avoiding any mistakes he has made.  

Ajay is the odd one out as the only bay area native on the team. He currently serves on the boards of Skyfit and Instaread.