Job Listings : Associate/Principal

Company : Pear VC
Post Date : 07/07/2017
Type : Full Time

Pear ( is an early stage SF/Bay area venture capital firm focused on helping exceptional entrepreneurs build category-defining companies. We're founder-first, we value ambition and conviction, and we hold integrity, humility, and trust as central tenets in what we do.

Some of our portfolio companies include DoorDash, Guardant Health, Gusto, Branch Metrics, and One Concern.

We are actively recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as an associate/principal on our investment team. As part of the investment team, you will be responsible for the full spectrum of investing (sourcing, due diligence, evaluation), in addition to supporting portfolio companies on an ongoing basis.

Specifically, key responsibilities include:

Actively source new companies from your own networks, attending events, being a key part of the entrepreneurial
community, etc.

Diligence companies during deal flow (research market size, competitors; talk to customers and references;
evaluate product; evaluate financial plans, etc).

Prepare investment memos and support deal execution

Actively participate and grow Pear community from events to leading strategic projects, etc.

Work with portfolio companies on an ongoing basis across a variety of projects (product, strategic,
growth, etc.)


2 years plus work experience in high tech companies, high tech start-ups, management consulting, or

Strong analytical skills including strategic thinking, financial modeling, and
deal evaluation

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Passionate about the startup space and highly empathetic to the entrepreneurship

Intellectual horsepower combined with humility and a willingness to learn

Ability to work with different types of individuals and ability to adapt in ambiguity
and uncertainty

Nice to Have:

Background in investing (early stage preferred)

Operational background

Technical background or willingness to pick up technical skills

MBA / Graduate Degree

How to apply?

(1) Fill out this short application:
Application Link

(2) Submit your resume to

Due to our team size, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. In the event that we are unable to follow up with your application and you are still interested in the Pear community, please do join our newsletter and participate in community events. We look forward to hearing from you!