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Mar Hershenson

Founder and Managing Partner, Pear VC

Mar is Pear’s Founding Managing Partner. As Pear’s co-founder and managing partner, Mar brings operational and technical expertise to the investment team.

After earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Mar developed a groundbreaking technique of optimizing the design of analog semiconductors. Since then, she has accrued over 13 years of founder experience, co-founding three startups in mobile/ecommerce, enterprise software and semiconductor industries and has registered 14 separate patents.

Mar is based in the Bay Area and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as a Top Innovator Under 35, named a Champion of Innovation by Fast Company, awarded the Digital Automation Conference’s Marie R. Pistil Achievement Award, and currently #29 on the Forbes Midas List.


About Pear VC
Founded: 2013  |  HQ: United States  |  Stage:  Seed-Growth