The term VC evokes a bit of the evil empire. A painful lack of alignment between the interests of investors and founders. We’re changing things at Pillar VC.
In a business where trust is paramount, traditional approaches often put VCs and founders at odds. We’re doing it differently at Pillar.
Involved at inception
We back founders from the very beginning — moving ideas from concept to real-world application.
How we do it
Corey Thomas, Founder & CEO of Rapid7
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Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience
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Steve Kaufer, CEO of Tripadvisor
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Lisa Dyson, Founder & CEO of Air Protein
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Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder & CEO of Circle
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Advice, tools and templates for founders, from founders.
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