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Better Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jacob Gibson Rick Moss Wes Selke


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Total investments 68
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 5.67
Lead investments 7
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Education

Better Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The main department of described VC is located in the Oakland. The company was established in North America in United States.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Developer APIs, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SunFunder, BookNook, Ride Report.

Opposing the other organizations, this Better Ventures works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2017.

This organization was formed by Rick Moss, Wes Selke.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Better Ventures, startups are often financed by Stonehenge Growth Equity, Sierra Ventures, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Stonehenge Growth Equity, Sierra Ventures, Urban Innovation Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sierra Ventures, Stonehenge Growth Equity, Traverse Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Supply Chain Management
$10M23 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


$3M02 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Financial Services
Small and Medium Businesses
$11M20 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Pluton Biosciences

$6M06 Oct 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Clinify Health

Health Care
$3M02 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Machine Learning
$2M13 Jul 2021 Durham, North Carolina, United States


26 Jun 2021 Munich, Bayern, Germany


Artificial Intelligence
$575K01 Jun 2021 Cupertino, California, United States

Mission Barns

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$24M07 Apr 2021 Berkeley, California, United States


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