Pear’s new CFO Anna Nitschke is laying down the foundations for our expansion in being the best partner for founders from idea to series A.
Our journey to finding the perfect partner for Pear was deliberate and extensive, as we screened over 380 candidates. When we met Anna, we knew she was the right partner. Anna exudes the Pear DNA: smart, ambitious, humble, and a team player with a wealth of experience!
Anna will manage all financial functions and internal operations of the firm and its funds, spanning across fundraising, fund finance strategy, portfolio monitoring and more. She will also provide essential support to our companies and make valuable connections to our partners and resources. Pear’s portfolio over the past 8 years has grown to be worth over $90B and with Anna, we are excited about the future of Pear more than ever.
Prior to Pear, Anna led finance & operations at Eniac Ventures. Before entering the venture capital world, Anna worked in business operations for over a decade at various startups, using her broad background in finance, human resources, and administration management to help companies scale.
In 2004, Anna moved from Europe to California for college and she graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Business Management Economics. She is an active member of various Bay Area and NYC venture finance groups and a volunteer mentor with several organizations. In her free time, you can find Anna cycling or hiking with her husband, daughter, and crazy corgi (a Pear Corgi now!). In the evenings and on weekends, Anna turns to her passion for food and wine and is either trying out a new recipe, exploring restaurants and wineries, or throwing dinner parties for family and friends.