s a Visiting Partner, Ilian helps our founders find product-market-fit faster, recruit, and fundraise. Before Pear, Ilian co-founded Charlie Finance Co, a personal finance company that helped ordinary Americans worry less about money and get out of debt faster. Charlie exited to Chime in 2021. Prior, Ilian worked in mobile gaming with Chobolabs and PocketGems, where he launched several genre-defining apps that generated hundreds of millions of dollars across millions of users. Ilian received his MBA from Stanford University and majored in Mathematics and Economics at Vassar College and the London School of Economics.