Pear Management Team
5AM Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on building next-generation life science companies capable of delivering outstanding returns to our investors. We support companies solving important healthcare needs via cutting-edge breakthroughs in medicine and science. Our portfolio companies spearhead novel approaches to diagnose, prevent and treat a wide range of medical conditions.
5AM’s investment professionals possess strong scientific, medical, operational, legal and finance expertise. Our complementary backgrounds provide us with a unique edge to find and shape life science portfolio companies. Our team employs a time-tested, hands-on approach to company building and, in addition to being an early investor and contributing as board members, 5AM is often directly involved in setting company strategy, management recruiting, business development and fundraising, and we frequently take on short-term operating roles.
Arboretum Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Founded in 2002, the firm manages $450 million in capital and has invested in more than 35 companies. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Arboretum invests throughout the United States, but with a preference for Midwest opportunities. Our team targets capital efficient companies that can meaningfully reduce healthcare costs in our areas of expertise: devices, diagnostics, services, and IT. We are actively seeking new investments for Arboretum Ventures IV, a $220 million fund raised in 2015.
JAZZ Venture Partners invests in companies developing experiential technology that improves human performance. At the intersection of digital consumer platforms, such as virtual and augmented reality, and neuroscience, these companies are impacting health, mind-body wellness, peak mental and physical acuity, accelerated learning and training, sports, and entertainment.
Our mission is to fund and support the visions of social entrepreneurs who have scalable business models for applications, practices, products and tools that build bridges for mind-training and its impact on their lives. We see a world where those who imagine deeper, richer connections with themselves and others are offered practical paths to achieve meaningful growth in their lives.
We seek to demystify contemplative practices and illuminate their potential by offering applications and tools that build bridges for all to experiential discoveries about inner self and outer meaning and action.