Pear Fellows

Venture Capital Bootcamp

Application Deadline: October 21 2019 11:59pm


Apply if you want to learn how to become a successful investor in early-stage companies!

Pear Fellows is a highly selective program that offers exceptional students an access point into the world of venture capital. Pear Fellows will work closely with the Pear investment team to learn every aspect of the industry -- discovering the best founders, deep-diving into company diligence, executing the investment process, and supporting portfolio companies.

Pear has built an infrastructure to support student founders. Over the past 6 years, Pear has invested in 117 student founders of companies that have collectively raised $650M and are now valued at more than $2B. These companies include Branch, Solvvy, Doxel, Nova Credit, Affinity, BioAge, Capella Space, and many more young companies with rapid growth trajectories.

 
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What does it mean to be a Pear Fellow?

As Fellow you access opportunities across sourcing, diligence, investment execution, and supporting portfolio companies. You can tailor the experience to what you want to learn.

Responsibilities might include:

  • Reaching out to students who are working on interesting startup ideas.

  • Research specific companies or investment areas.

  • Advise or assist Pear Dorm companies based on your interests and expertise.

  • Strengthen the entrepreneurial community on campus through events, e.g. speakers, dinners, panels, office hours, etc.

Fellows are expected to commit 4-8 hours per week, depending on the academic calendar.

You will also be invited to Venture Summit, which is a VC 101 hosted by Pear's Investment Partners plus other experienced investors and founders.

 

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Who should apply?

Apply if you want to learn how to become a successful investor in early-stage companies.

We are building a diverse group of Pear Fellows with different backgrounds, interests and degrees. We expect the group to include undergraduates, graduate students from various departments. We are not looking for any specific work, startup or investment experience.

We want people who can be Pear ambassadors on campus, people who are genuinely interested in help others, who show initiative, and who see a career in entrepreneurship and technology.


PROCESS TIMELINE

  • Applications due: October 21 2019

  • Interviews

  • Acceptances

  • Venture Summit


Current Pear Fellows

 
Brian Hollins - HBS ‘21

Brian Hollins - HBS ‘21

Sigalit Perelson - Sym Sys '20

Sigalit Perelson - Sym Sys '20

Steph Mui - GSB ‘20

Steph Mui - GSB ‘20

Justine Huang - Wharton ‘20

Justine Huang - Wharton ‘20

Riana Shah - MIT ‘21

Riana Shah - MIT ‘21

 
 

PAST PEAR FELLOWS

Venture Capitalist

Anoushka Vaswani - HBS ‘19   Lightspeed Venture Partners

Anoushka Vaswani - HBS ‘19

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Jennifer Ngai - GSB ‘19   DST Global

Jennifer Ngai - GSB ‘19

DST Global

Sam Shapiro - GSB ‘19   DFJ Growth

Sam Shapiro - GSB ‘19

DFJ Growth

Ian Taylor - GSB ‘19   Pear VC

Ian Taylor - GSB ‘19

Pear VC

Ibrahim AlSuwaidi - GSB ‘16   DCM

Ibrahim AlSuwaidi - GSB ‘16

DCM

Isabelle Zhou - Stanford ‘19   Two Sigma

Isabelle Zhou - Stanford ‘19

Two Sigma

Nicole Quinn - GSB '15   Lightspeed Venture Partners

Nicole Quinn - GSB '15

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Nike Verghese - GSB ‘18   Argo Ventures

Nike Verghese - GSB ‘18

Argo Ventures

Founders

Isaac Madan - Stanford MS '15   ‘Stealth’

Isaac Madan - Stanford MS '15

‘Stealth’

Sarah Hoffman - GSB ‘19   Maker Wine

Sarah Hoffman - GSB ‘19

Maker Wine

John Keck - HBS ‘20   Marlo

John Keck - HBS ‘20

Marlo

Katia Ameri - Stanford ‘14   Mirra Skincare

Katia Ameri - Stanford ‘14

Mirra Skincare

Ryan Morgan - Wharton ‘20   RMDY

Ryan Morgan - Wharton ‘20

RMDY