We're doing things differently at Pillar.
We've been involved in building startups for many years.
We've been investors and we've been investees.
We've had our share of successes and failures.
We saw that the traditional VC way was broken.
The term VC itself evokes an evil empire — the dark side — a painful lack of alignment between investors and entrepreneurs. In a business where trust is paramount, the dark side created a world that put us at odds with those we needed to trust most.
Pillar is fixing that.
Our radical hypothesis:
If we give founders the investment and support we would have wanted, we'll end up in a really good place.
We're aligning incentives with interests and capabilities with needs.
We’re delivering the breadth and depth of experience that matches what entrepreneurs want and need.
Instead of hoping our own experience aligns with these needs, we gathered a dream team of remarkable CEOs — 22 driven, insightful, connected Founding Pillars — who have been there, done that, and are still there, doing that as we speak.
These leaders, co-founders of our fund, know startups and big technology like nobody else in Boston.
An investment from Pillar is an investment from them.
And we won't stop there.
We’re going to align our every decision with the interests of our community. This is the starting point of a new way — a capability that will be larger than our small team. Success will take a shared commitment to push for greatness in everything we build — and in how we build it.
In doing so, we want to create the next generation of big, important, lasting technology companies.
So, if you have a big, ambitious idea you can’t stop thinking about, or if you have a company you want to take to the next level, or if you simply want to be part of something exciting and new, please reach out.