Who We Are

We understand what it means to build something from nothing. That journey defines each of our life stories. We are immigrants, having come to America penniless, but with big ideas.

We've been entrepreneurs, determined to build great companies. We know now that success emerges only for those who have endured setbacks and overcome hurdles. We’ve learned from our failures, and we know what it takes to succeed. There are no shortcuts when it comes building something extraordinary. All of this finds expression in our work.

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Team

Our success has been rooted in our ability to find those entrepreneurs before others see their potential. We build the bridge between great ideas and the markets that need them. But that’s not all. Once they are already on their way, we lend support and expertise to help our founders make the next jump.

Pejman Nozad Founding Managing Partner

Pejman Nozad

Founding Managing Partner

Ajay Kamat Partner

Ajay Kamat

Partner

Mar Hershenson Founding Managing Partner

Mar Hershenson

Founding Managing Partner

Lily Johnson People Operations

Lily Johnson

People Operations

Operating Partners

Pear Ventures Operating Partners' are committed to bringing their thought leadership and domain expertise to all of the founders in our portfolio, as well as the extended Pear community. We selected our Operational Partners based on their passions. They have all committed to making themselves available whenever a member of our community needs to lean to their expertise.

Pedram Kayani Engineering

Pedram Kayani

Engineering

Roya Soleimani Communication

Roya Soleimani

Communication

Kim Orumchian Sales & Operations

Kim Orumchian

Sales & Operations

Bob Tinker CEO Coaching

Bob Tinker

CEO Coaching

Touraj Parang Strategy & BD

Touraj Parang

Strategy & BD

Bobby Yazdani CEO Coaching

Bobby Yazdani

CEO Coaching

Rafa Sanchez Mobile & User Growth

Rafa Sanchez

Mobile & User Growth