Today, I'm joined by Mar Hershenson, Managing Partner at Pear VC, where seed specialists partner with founders at the earliest stages to turn great ideas into category-defining companies. Pear VC founded 10+ companies and invested early in startups now worth over $50B. In just 9 years, Pear VC has seeded 7 companies currently valued at over $1B and 3 public companies. Previously, Mar worked as co-founder/VP for Product Development at Revel Touch and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Foundation Capital.
Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.
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00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Mar Hershenson
01:28 what did Mar learn from attending her father’s lectures?
03:25 how has the philosophy of simplicity contributed to Mar’s journey as an entrepreneur?
06:08 raising Pear VC’s first fund
10:56 explaining Pear VC’s ethos
14:07 what is an example of a program that has gone really well?
17:12 what is an example of a program that did not go as planned?
21:43 what is the main mission of Pear VC?
Mar Hershenson | https://twitter.com/MarHershenson
Pear VC | https://pear.vc/
Pejman Nozad | https://twitter.com/pejmannozad
Tony Xu | https://twitter.com/t_xu?lang=en
Pear Garage | https://pear.vc/garage/#:~:text=Pear%20Garage%20is%20a%20community,build%20products%20to%20solve%20them.
Female Founder Circles | https://pear.vc/female-founder-circles/
Vivien Ho | https://twitter.com/VivHo