Ian Taylor is an investment partner at Pear. He first joined the team as a Pear Fellow at Stanford GSB. He concentrates on supporting student founders to create the next wave of world changing companies.
He fell in love with the Bay Area while studying mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. A decade later, after working in commercial due diligence and venture capital in Europe, he returned to the Bay to work with early stage startups.
Ian grew up in a Welsh village, amongst forests and fields. He sates his craving for the outdoors through hiking, cycling, surfing, and sailing in places where nature is profoundly humbling.