How We Can Help
What we stand for
We’re self-made immigrants with pretty humble roots – Pejman lived through the Iranian revolution and was homeless at one point in life. Mar immigrated from Spain to get her PhD in EE from Stanford.
We’ve been in your shoes – Between us, we’ve founded four companies (Mar 3X, Ajay 1X) and experienced the highs of public accolades and exits and the lows of struggling to find product-market fit and staying motivated with a scant few months of runway. We get it!
We’re privileged to have seeded a number of category defining companies – including DropBox, Lending Club, Gusto, DoorDash, Guardant Health, and Branch Metrics.
We’re hyper-networked in the valley and beyond – and our network is your network.
We’re strongly values-driven – we’re founder-first, we value ambition and conviction, we explicitly “partner” rather than “invest”, and we hold integrity, humility, and trust as central tenets in what we do.
How We Operate
We’re a team – there’s a saying that when you marry a person you also marry their family, and that applies to how we operate. In our particular family, we also have quite a number of “extended relatives” or “operating partners” at your disposal.
We lead and are often the first check – we move with conviction and speed, and aren't afraid of being the first (or only) check.
Foundation-laying – we help companies lay the foundations of sustainable, category-defining companies. We’re with you every step of the way if you need us to be - from developing an operating plan to organizational structures and processes that’ll scale.
We’re really good at helping our companies hire A-caliber talent – we’ve helped founders find their cofounders, hire their CTOs, data scientists, engineers, biz dev people, etc.
We’re really good at getting companies from Seed to Series A – see case studies.
We’re big on community – we host CEO dinners, workshops, speaker series events, and hackathons regularly in support of our companies and the broader community.