Chief of Staff, Investment Team
Kevin started at Pear as a Principal and transitioned to become the Chief of Staff, Investment Team to work on all firm-wide activities including sourcing, diligence, investing, portfolio support, and firm operations. He was previously an Investor at FundersClub (YCS12), where he focused on investing in and working closely with early-stage founders. Before venture, he bootstrapped a profitable education media company, Product Manager HQ, which runs the world’s first and largest Product Manager Slack community. Earlier in his career, he was a Product Manager at AltSchool, where he worked on Parents & Community products. He was also a Senior Product Manager at Kabam (acq. by Netmarble & 20th Century Fox for a combined $1bn+) where he holds 8 gaming patents and has worked with teams in the U.S., Canada, and China to launch global products that reached millions of users and revenue. He received his B.S. from UC Berkeley.
As the only child of Taiwanese immigrant parents who came to America with nothing in their pockets, he recognizes the importance of education and strives to pay it forward through teaching and mentoring. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for both early literacy non-profit, Tandem: Partners in Early Learning and the San Francisco Creative Arts Charter School.
Outside of work, he enjoys backpacking, reading non-fiction, and learning new skills. Two of his favorite movies are 3 Idiots and Good Will Hunting as he believes talent is universal; opportunity is not.