Better Ventures backs mission-driven founders leveraging breakthrough innovations in science and technology to build a more sustainable and equitable economy in which both people and planet thrive. We invest in software, data science, and life sciences startups that are innovating across industries in ways that will deliver big profits and measurable progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our core investment thesis is that mission-driven companies outperform the market thanks to the magnetic force of purpose, which fuels intrinsic founder motivation and drives key competitive advantages in hiring, attracting resources, and building an enduring brand.
We invest early and typically write checks of $500k in pre-seed stage startups with strong technical teams working on innovative solutions that can generate big impact in large markets. We take a hands-on approach with our portfolio companies, helping them achieve key milestones for the next round of financing, attract high quality follow-on investors, and leverage their mission as a competitive advantage. We are actively sourcing investment opportunities in the following themes: