Meet the team.
WES SELKE, Managing Director
Wes is Managing Director and Founder of Better Ventures. He's the resident "numbers guy" and enjoys helping startups figure out how they're going to make and raise money. Wes has 15 years of venture capital and financial advisory experience with Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, William Blair, and Ernst & Young's Mergers & Acquisitions group. He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BBA from the University of Michigan. Wes has volunteered with organizations around the globe, which has fueled his passion for applying his business skills to build a better world. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two young kids and enjoys road cycling in the East Bay hills and Sunday trips to the farmers market.
RICK MOSS, Managing Director
Rick is Managing Director and Founder of Better Ventures. He thrives on solving customer development challenges for startups and spends most of his waking hours at the whiteboard. He has 18 years of technology, entrepreneurship and corporate venture capital experience with Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corporation, The Modem Shop (which he founded) and Kleiner Perkins-backed WineShopper.com (acquired by Wine.com). He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Rick believes passionately that technology should be used to address the world's most important problems. Rick lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two kids, is an avid cyclist and a craft beer enthusiast.
SHRINA KURANI, Community Manager
Shrina is community manager of Better Ventures. She's a mechanical engineer by training, and loves building the entrepreneurial tech community the same way she builds machines: with a robust foundation and strong purpose. Shrina started her engineering career at NASA and the Southern California Gas Company, and has four years of international experience supporting government projects and startups, from London to the Himalayas. She earned her M.S. from Sweden's top university for sustainability, and her B.S. from her hometown's UC Riverside. Shrina is a fierce believer in the power of innovation to solve the world's most pressing problems, and enthusiastic about seeking out and supporting ideas to make them successful. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her brother and spends her free time dancing in the streets and playing her saxophone.