Better Ventures

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.

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 (acquired by  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.

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