Mission Driven Entrepreneurs in Residence

Better Ventures is seeking technical founders with big ideas to change the world through transformative science & technology to join us as Mission Driven Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). We recently moved into a beautiful new brick-and-timber office loft in the heart of Uptown Oakland, and we plan to use our extra space to help a diverse group of founders get their companies off the ground. This is part of our ongoing effort through our Mission Driven program to catalyze an inclusive tech ecosystem in Oakland that reflects the diversity of this great city.  Mission Driven EIRs will get access to our space along with mentorship from our team.  Investment from Better Ventures may follow, based upon fit within our investment themes and traction during the residency. This initiative is intended to be a springboard to help launch new companies rather than a permanent office solution, as we plan to cycle in new founders on an ongoing basis.

Interested founders should reach out to us by emailing eir@better.vc with “Mission Driven EIR” in the subject line.  Please include a short description of your idea and your LinkedIn profile (and those of your co-founders, if applicable). To qualify, you should be a technical founder who plans to launch a mission-driven technology company focused on one of our current investment themes (future of work, smart cities, health informatics, future of food/agtech, closed loop systems, and clean energy). Priority will be given to teams based in Oakland with founders from underrepresented groups.



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