We back entrepreneurs building a better world.
Better Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides funding and support to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. We believe in the power of technology to address the most important issues of our time, from education and work to health and the environment. Given the magnitude of the world’s problems and the enormous market opportunities they represent, it takes the best and brightest minds armed with the best resources to address them. These are the people we seek to back – entrepreneurs committed to using the tools and methodologies of the modern technology startup to address big global challenges. We're thinking big and expecting big results, and so are the entrepreneurs we back.
Better Ventures is the evolution of Hub Ventures, a successful startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world. We have combined forces with Good Capital's Social Enterprise Expansion Fund to launch a new fund that invests in early-stage "technology for good" companies and fuels their growth with a mix of financial capital and hands-on support.
What We Invest In
We back smart and scrappy teams of two or more co-founders building highly scalable and capital efficient models that address big global challenges. We look for significant and measurable impact potential that is created directly through the use of a company's products or services or through the supply chains that produce and deliver them. We are currently pursuing opportunities in three investment themes:
As early-stage investors, there's nothing we enjoy more than rolling up our sleeves and engaging with bright and passionate entrepreneurial teams at the startup phase. That's what we do best. We make make initial investments of $25,000 - $200,000 in early-stage companies and provide ongoing support and follow-on investments in later rounds. We can also participate with larger amounts in Series A venture rounds. We devote considerable time and effort to helping our portfolio companies succeed by providing the following services:
We strongly encourage our entrepreneurs to spend a minimum of 4-6 months working at ImpactHUB Bay Area (with locations in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley) to take advantage of our full suite of services, collaborate with peers, and immerse themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area startup culture. If relocation is not possible, companies are welcome to join us for our periodic events throughout the year including mentor workshops, founder roundtables, entrepreneur fireside chats, social events, and Investor Day.
If you're a smart and scrappy entrepreneurial team passionate about leveraging technology to build a better world, we want to hear from you! Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our application page to apply for funding. We review applications on a rolling basis and respond to each submission within a few weeks.