We have been investing for over 15 years in very early stage tech start-ups
We invest in exceptional founders who are building amazing companies.
We don't just finance companies; we help founders build companies.
Our number one priority is to assist our entrepreneurs. We aspire to be a helpful partner in their journey.
All of our resources (personnel, network, space, etc.) are devoted to our founders.
We take zero salary. We only succeed when our entrepreneurs do.
We don't follow trends.
We believe investors don't create the future; entrepreneurs do.
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Founding Managing Partner
Named by Forbes in 2012 as "one of the most successful angel investors", Pejman has over 15 years of experience investing in early stage high tech start-ups. He's invested in over 100 startups and has seeded several multi-billion dollar companies such as Dropbox, Zoosk, and Lending Club.
Founding Managing Partner
Mar brings operational and technical expertise to the investment team. She has over 13 years of founder experience, having co-founded three start-ups in the mobile, e-commerce, enterprise software and semiconductor industries. She holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University with a combined hardware/software focus.
Katia is currently pursuing her B.S. in Science, Technology and Society with a concentration in Innovation and Product Design at Stanford University. Katia's passion for both technical and human centered design allows her to apply a fresh and critical perspective when evaluating future trends and technologies.
Director of Communications
Beatriz graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. She has degrees in Liberal Arts and International Relations and a background in law. She is excited to bring a fresh outlook to the start-up scene.
Chief Financial Officer
Debra has worked as CFO/Controller for over 16 years in several bay area early stage venture firms. She has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State. She is an active member of the VCBC and PE-CFO groups.
Founder's Program Associate
Jackie graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with degrees in Science, Technology, & Society and Communication. She has returned to Palo Alto with a year of consulting experience under her belt and is excited to manage the diverse array of companies participating in the Summer Founder’s Program.
Our entrepreneurial program for student founders
Pejman and Mar co-founded the Garage with Ayush Sood and Karthik Viswanathan, two Stanford Computer Science students, with the long term mission of providing young founders with the necessary support to create great companies. 12 top Stanford students (CS, EE, ME, etc.) Not an incubator (no strings attached, no equity exchanged) 9 month program (from idea to product launch) Hacker space in downtown Palo Alto Top speaker series. We have hosted legendary visionaries such as: Marc Pincus (founder of Zynga), Jerry Yang (founder of Yahoo!), David Marcus (CEO of Paypal), Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir, Addepar and Formation 8), etc.
Pejman Mar Founder's Program
A unique opportunity for Stanford students to pursue their start-up ideas. Find out how you can join next year's program!
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