We pool capital and expertise from 145+ Y Combinator (YC) alumni to invest in startups and leverage the unique domain knowledge and networks of the YC alumni community.
YC alumni advisors and investors
Our 2 General Partners, 11 Senior Venture Partners, and 130+ Venture Partners are all YC alumni who invested their own capital into Pioneer Fund. All of us have a vested interest to be highly responsive and help our portfolio companies succeed.
We make investment decisions (i.e., “Invest” or “Pass”) quickly after meeting with founders.
Experience and expertise in every field
Our team has deep expertise around scaling seed-stage startups across Hardware, SMB, Ed/Gov, Healthcare, Emerging, Dev Tools, Enterprise, Marketplace, Finance, and Consumer.
We are founders too
We are all founders and, in aggregate, have raised over $1B USD in funding, achieved over $7B USD in total enterprise valuation, and run 10+ companies valued at over $100M. We can connect founders to potential investors, customers, suppliers, & partners, and provide highly-relevant strategic advice and guidance.