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 to 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

Lily Johnson   Head of Operations

Lily Johnson

Head of Operations

 
Addison Leong   Director of Engineering

Addison Leong

Director of Engineering

 
Mar Hershenson   Founding Managing Partner

Mar Hershenson

Founding Managing Partner

Nils Bunger   Partner

Nils Bunger

Partner

 
Ian Taylor   Partner

Ian Taylor

Partner

 

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 on their expertise.

Pedram Kayani   Engineering

Pedram Kayani

Engineering

Narges Baniasadi   CEO Coaching

Narges Baniasadi

CEO Coaching

Bob Tinker   CEO Coaching

Bob Tinker

CEO Coaching

Bobby Yazdani   CEO Coaching

Bobby Yazdani

CEO Coaching

Touraj Parang   Strategy & BD

Touraj Parang

Strategy & BD