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Pear Ventures

Founders Mar Hershenson Pejman Nozad

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Total investments 310
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 185
Rounds per year 28.18
Lead investments 36
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.34
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
Summary

Pear Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Pear Ventures, startups are often financed by Signatures Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Haystack. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Haystack, Pejman Nozad. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Khosla Ventures.

The fund was created by Mar Hershenson, Pejman Nozad. The overall number of key employees were 4.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DoorDash, Guardant Health, Gusto. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Apps, E-Commerce. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

When the investment is from Pear Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this Pear Ventures performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Guardrails AI

$7M15 Feb 2024 Menlo Park, California, United States

Remuner

Sales
Web Development
$2M17 Jan 2024 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Series

Banking
Finance
Financial Services
$25M26 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Boxbot

Logistics
Robotics
Supply Chain Management
$12M18 Sep 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Polimorphic

Government
GovTech
Software
$5M01 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Federato

FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$25M27 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Windborne

Agriculture
Events
Transportation
$6M22 Jun 2023 California, United States

Range Biotechnologies

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$5M12 Jun 2023 San Carlos, California, United States

Thena

Software
$5M24 May 2023 Menlo Park, California, United States
News
Immi takes in $3.8M to cook up plant-based instant ramen

– Immi, a plant-based instant ramen company, raised $3.8m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Siddhi Capital and joined by Palm Tree Crew, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, Pear Ventures, Collaborative Fund and a group of individuals, including Patrick Schwarzenegger, Kat Cole and Nik Sharma, as well as executives from Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD\WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music Group, Italic, Tatcha and Casper.
– The company plans to launch its product in the US in 2019.

Customer relationship tracker Affinity nabs $80M

– Affinity, a relationship intelligence platform designed to work with existing customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, announced that it closed an $80 million series C funding round led by Menlo Ventures, bringing its total raised to date to $120 million at a $600 million valuation.
Advance Venture Partners, Sprints Capital, Pear Ventures, Sway Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Teamworthy, and ECT also participated in the round, which cofounder and CEO Ray Zhou said will be put toward strengthening Affinity’s engineering team and expanding its sales and marketing reach into sectors such as investment banking, private equity, and accounting.

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Total investments 310
Average round size 10M
Rounds per year 28.18
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 36
Follow on index 0.34
Exits 11
Group Appearance index 0.87

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Guardrails AI

$7M15 Feb 2024 Menlo Park, California, United States

Remuner

Sales
Web Development
$2M17 Jan 2024 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Series

Banking
Finance
Financial Services
$25M26 Sep 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Boxbot

Logistics
Robotics
Supply Chain Management
$12M18 Sep 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Polimorphic

Government
GovTech
Software
$5M01 Aug 2023 Palo Alto, California, United States

Federato

FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
$25M27 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Windborne

Agriculture
Events
Transportation
$6M22 Jun 2023 California, United States

Range Biotechnologies

Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
$5M12 Jun 2023 San Carlos, California, United States

Thena

Software
$5M24 May 2023 Menlo Park, California, United States
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