Better Ventures

We back founders on a mission to build a better world

Seeking Mission-Driven Founders 

Better Ventures backs mission-driven founders leveraging breakthrough innovations in science and technology to build a more sustainable and equitable economy in which both people and planet thrive. We invest in software, data science, and life sciences startups that are innovating across industries in ways that will deliver big profits and measurable progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our core investment thesis is that mission-driven companies outperform the market thanks to the magnetic force of purpose, which fuels intrinsic founder motivation and drives key competitive advantages in hiring, attracting resources, and building an enduring brand.

How We Invest 

We invest early and typically write checks of $500k in pre-seed stage startups with strong technical teams working on innovative solutions that can generate big impact in large markets. We take a hands-on approach with our 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. We are actively sourcing investment opportunities in the following themes: 

Sustainable Economy. Re-tooling industry in ways that will significantly reduce greenhouse gases. Future of food, bio-manufacturing, closed loop production & consumption, clean energy & electric mobility.

Data Driven Health. Leveraging data to tackle disease and improve health outcomes. Personalized medicine, value-based care, behavioral health, drug discovery. 

Adaptive Workforce. Enabling workers to thrive in the disruption and dislocation being driven by new technologies. Future of work, personalized learning, upskilling.


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Location Oakland, CA, USA
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Sectors Sector agnostic