Better Ventures is a venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs with funds and supports entrepreneurs for building technology solutions. The firm provides funding and support to early-stage companies harnessing innovations in software, data science and life sciences sectors. It is based in Oakland, California.
Better Ventures seeks to back entrepreneurs committed to using the tools and methodologies of the modern technology startup to build world-changing companies that make money and do good. They're thinking big and expecting big results, and so are the entrepreneurs they back.
Better Ventures invest early and typically write checks of $500,000 in pre-seed stage startups with strong technical teams. They take a hands-on approach with their portfolio companies, helping them achieve key milestones for the next round of financing, attract high quality follow-on investors, and leverage their mission as a competitive advantage.
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Associated investment funds
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Mission Driven Podcast