Our founders are on a mission, and so are we.

We are a certified B-Corp, and we believe that purpose is a force multiplier of profit... just like our portfolio companies do.

Team members

  • Headshot of Wes Selke, Founding Partner at Better Ventures

    Wes Selke

    Founding Partner
    Wes enjoys rolling up his sleeves to help mission-driven entrepreneurs realize their vision for building high-growth world-changing companies. Wes has over 20 years of venture capital and investment experience with Better Ventures, Good Capital, 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 three young kids and enjoys cycling, Michigan football, and hazy IPAs (the best Saturdays involve all three).
  • Headshot of Rick Moss, Founding Partner at Better Ventures

    Rick Moss

    Founding Partner
    Rick thrives on helping startups succeed. He can often be found at the whiteboard working through business models, organization building, customer engagement metrics or product road maps. He has over a decade of technology and entrepreneurship experience at The Modem Shop (which he founded) and Kleiner Perkins-backed WineShopper.com (acquired by Wine.com) and corporate venture capital experience with Oracle and Sun Microsystems. 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, not make more cat memes. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two kids, is an avid cyclist and a craft beer enthusiast.
  • Headshot of Lyndsey Boucherle, Partner at Better Ventures

    Lyndsey Boucherle

    Lyndsey is passionate about the role companies can play in catalyzing significant and scalable positive change in the world. She has 12 years of experience in finance with UBS in Switzerland, Hong Kong and the US where she held numerous leadership roles across investment products and services, business development and corporate strategy. She also helped launch ‘UBS and Society’, an initiative bringing together the bank’s sustainable investing and social impact offerings, and led a global program sourcing financial solutions to support the Sustainable Development Goals. She has spent the last decade advising social enterprises in Asia, Africa and the US and is passionate about connecting early stage entrepreneurs with the resources and capital to succeed and scale. She has a Masters in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business and now lives in Oakland, CA. An avid adventurer and music lover, she is often off exploring the outdoors of Northern California or seeking out live bands in dive bars and unique venues.
  • Headshot of Katie Andresen, Head of Platform at Better Ventures

    Katie Andresen

    Head of Platform
    Katie Andresen cares deeply about the intersection of technology and social justice. She serves as Head of Platform at Better Ventures, coming from Backstage Capital and All Raise, where she worked to accelerate the success of underestimated founders and female and non-binary founders and funders, respectively. Previously, she has built communities at tech companies like Square and served as the Head of Programming and Events at Phenomenal, an organization bringing awareness to social justice issues like the gender pay gap. She is a graduate of Princeton University and SOAS, and currently resides in San Francisco.

How We Invest

We’ve been investing in mission-driven companies since 2011.

We form conviction at the earliest stages of venture and write checks of $500K to $1.5M at the pre-seed and seed stages, reserving for follow-on at Series A and beyond.

Our approach with founders is hands-on, helping them achieve key milestones, attract high quality follow-on investors, and leverage their mission as a competitive advantage.

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Venture Capital for Profit and Purpose

We are B-Corp certified just like many of our portfolio companies, because we believe that purpose is a force-multiplier of profit.

In addition to returns, we also hold ourselves to high standards of social and environmental performance.

Read more about why we decided to become a B-corp:

Becoming a B-Corp

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