We are BULLISH on India

Pienza Ventures is a Seattle-based early-stage venture fund, founded by Aaron Bird, backed by Version One Capital, MHS Ventures and Cercano Management.

We are BULLISH on India.

We believe the next two decades will see the rise of the Indian startup ecosystem to become one of the best in the world. We want to help build that dream.

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Accelerated Access to the best in the game

The ONE thing smart founders need to win – Access. We accelerate your access to the market through our world-class mentor panel. 
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Boris Wertz

Boris Wertz

string(79) "Early-stage investor - Version One VC. Fmr Co-founder AbeBooks (sold to Amazon)"
Early-stage investor - Version One VC. Fmr Co-founder AbeBooks (sold to Amazon)
Aaron Bord - Pienza Ventures

Aaron Bird

string(42) "CEO, Inflection | Fmr SVP - Marketo, Adobe"
CEO, Inflection | Fmr SVP - Marketo, Adobe
Mike Weir - Pienza Mentor

Mike Weir

string(29) "Fmr Chief Revenue Officer, G2"
Fmr Chief Revenue Officer, G2
Arjun Pillai, Pienza Mentor

Arjun Pillai

string(60) "fmr Chief Data Officer, ZoomInfo (Nasdaq: ZI) | CEO, Docket "
fmr Chief Data Officer, ZoomInfo (Nasdaq: ZI) | CEO, Docket
Rajan Patel, Pienza Mentor

Rajan Patel

string(43) "Vice President of Search Experience, Google"
Vice President of Search Experience, Google

Brewster Stanislaw

string(35) "Chief Product Officer at Demandbase"
Chief Product Officer at Demandbase
Mark Sugarman - Pienza Mentor

Mark Sugarman

string(29) "Founding Partner, MHS Capital"
Founding Partner, MHS Capital
Vijay Nagappan - Pienza Mentor

Vijay Nagappan

string(45) "Partner, MHS Capital | Board Member, Outreach"
Partner, MHS Capital | Board Member, Outreach

Designed for Indian SaaS Startups

A program designed to help Indian founders scale their US GTM journey.

Indian startups need access to mentors and early customers, super fast validation, and local immersion. We provide just that. 

Accelerated Market Access

We accelerate your access to mentors, design partners and early customers through the Pienza network of mentors.

Strategic Guidance

GTM strategy, hiring, expanding in the US - We provide tailor-made strategic guidance to set up your US GTM. No generic sessions. Just focused guidance.

Offline US immersion

A trip to the US where we line up conversations, customer intros and close circle events for you to help accelerate your US market familiarity.

Hyper-focused and personalised

Each startup, product and market segment is different. We offer one-to-one support and unlock just the opportunities that you need.

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We invest in entrepreneurs with grand dreams.

Direct Investments

Investments through other funds

A Team for the Win

A perfect blend of US market knowledge and Indian ecosystem exposure
Aaron Bord - Pienza Ventures

Aaron Bird

Founding Partner

Founder and CEO, Inflection. Formerly the founder and CEO of Bizible (acq Marketo), SVP of Product @ Marketo and VP of Product at Adobe. Active angel investor with 70+ investments.

Jofin Jospeh - Pienza Ventures

Jofin Joseph


Two-time founder. Built Profoundis, in the early days of Global SaaS from India, sold to FullContact. Angel investor, active ecosystem player and true believer of Indian startups.

Who should apply?

We help you scale your US GTM.

Are you a startup with at least 10 paying customers? Or do you have $500K in ARR? Let’s talk.

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