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Pear VC's Talent Partner at GSB

Hosted by Jill Puente, Ilian Georgiev & Matt Birnbaum
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Room: M104

This is an opportunity to ask Pear VC's Talent Partner and tech recruiting veteran, Matt Birnbaum, your most difficult and pressing questions about early stage hiring. We’ll spend the first 15 minutes of the talking through some of the most common questions our founder have and then open the session up to any and all questions you may have about hiring. Nothing is off-limits.


Matt is Pear VC's Talent Partner. At Pear, Matt and his team partner closely with founders to ensure they have access and the support needed to recruit top talent for their companies.

Matt started his career at a small financial services firm before venturing into tech, where he grew Wildfire (acquired by Google in 2012) from 15 to 400 employees. Matt then founded UpStart Talent, a boutique recruiting consultancy that specialized in supporting high growth startups like Stripe, Thumbtack, Plaid, and Asana. In 2018, Matt joined Instacart as the Head of Talent Acquisition, scaling the company from 300 to 3000 employees.


Pear VC is a pre-seed and seed stage VC firm that partners with entrepreneurs from their earliest days to build category defining companies. We've invested in top-tier companies including Doordash, Gusto, Branch, Guardant Health, Aurora Solar, Vanta, Affinity and so many more. We're company builders, having founded 10 companies: we help companies find product-market fit, recruit their first engineering hire, and overcome other critical business challenges.