Hard Problems. Gritty Founders.

Better invests in mission-oriented founders who are solving some of the hardest problems in our world today. We are not afraid to be the first check in these companies and lead with a conviction-driven approach to investing. If you are building towards a large vision, we would love to speak with you.

FOUNDER STORIES

Nukul Upadhye

Nukul Upadhye Co-founder of Bijak

“Better Capital has been the perfect backer for us right from the start. Vaibhav truly cares for his portfolio companies and is always trying to help. He made numerous introductions and helped us connect to the right mentors and partners. He is very comfortable to talk to and that makes it easier for us to be candid with him when things haven't been going well. Bijak is fortunate to have an investor with such superb business understanding and helpful attitude.”

Rajan Bajaj

Rajan Bajaj Co-founder & CEO at Slice

"To achieve great guidance, success and growth in your business definitely reach out to Better.

Vaibhav has a keen eye for product & sales and that is what makes him the go-to person for all the potential entrepreneurs. Apart from giving comprehensive feedback, he walks an extra mile to assist you in this uphill climb of starting something of your own.

If you have got a bunch of enthralling ideas that can change the world, I'd recommend reaching out to Better because there's nothing better than Better!"

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta Founder of Yulu

“Better was introduced to me by one of my trusted friends a few months ago, we later discovered so many common connections. Better is one of the few seed stage investors in India who can see the big picture and able to ask the right question to judge the potential of the team. Better helped me with my seed stage funding where they exceeded the funding goal by 140% in a matter for 5 days. If you have a crazy dream, determination to chase it and can build the right team to execute, I strongly recommend talking to Better.”

Arjun Ahluwalia

Arjun AhluwaliaFounder & CEO at Jai Kisan

"Better and I were introduced through a close friend and in the first call itself - I was pulled towards Vaibhav's blunt attitude, operator-like thinking and passion to help founders and businesses scale.

He is able to step into founders' shoes to get a deeper level of understanding of the space and the business. Vaibhav's patient listening skills, operators experience, insights, and perspective, nurturing nature, and widespread network of investors and founders - makes him an invaluable investor and resource for an early-stage entrepreneur.

Once convinced, he is a strong backer through thick and thin. If you are an early stage passionate founder - building in a large disruptive, I highly recommend speaking to Better."

Surya P. & Sarang I.

Surya P. & Sarang I. Co-founders, Skill-Lync

"Better has been one of our very early backers. Vaibhav did his research before taking our meeting and knew the questions he wanted to ask us. He heard us out, asked his questions, he allowed us to speak and made a commitment of participating in our round during the first meeting itself. Post that he went on and gave us very strong introductions to other investors and built conviction amongst them as well. From what we have seen, if Vaibhav likes a company, Better will be a strong backer who gives the right introductions to people who will invest. Better has a strong network, which Vaibhav uses wisely.

Shachin Bharadwaj

Shachin Bharadwaj Co-founder & CEO, Markk

"Better has been an ideal early investor for us. As a product person himself, Vaibhav has been our goto guy to help us with goto market and product market fit strategies. He understands board dynamics (with VCs) very well and advices founders keeping both sides in mind. He gives honest & blunt feedback which I personally think is very important for founders to hear in early days.

Pallavi Singh

Pallav Singh Co-founder & CEO at Kruzr

"Vaibhav was one of our first true believers, helped us shape our story and positioning, and guided us on our path. But it obviously does not stop there. We could not have asked for a better mentor, someone we can rely upon for advice in challenging situations and to brainstorm solutions and strategies for the future. Vaibhav says things as they are, and at times his advice might seem harsh, but always what we need to see and hear.

I am glad and thankful to share our journey with him."

Devesh Varshney

Devesh Varshney Founder & CEO at Healthy Cravings

"When people click, they click. From the very first call with Vaibhav to our last one, Vaibhav has been one of the top guiding forces. His super high emotional quotient will let you be vulnerable in his company & he’ll help you untangle your own thoughts & break them down to the last bit.

The whole process around always having a Plan A > B > C > D > E & so on in every possible situation has helped us immensely in solving problems during the pandemic & otherwise.

If you’re a budding founder passionate about building your product, I’d highly recommend Better :)

Also, you will always have a very genuine person, checking on you to make sure you’re doing okay, especially when you’re stuck & help you in multiple ways beyond your thinking / network.

Better for the Win!"

Mayank Batheja

Mayank Batheja Co-founder at Credenc

"Working with Vaibhav is very easy -- he is more a partner than an investor. In our tough times, he pulls us up and in the good times shows us caution. He has a very real, grounded, and global understanding of business. All discussions with him have been honest and insightful. Better is an ideal investor for all early-stage companies"

Rushabh Sheth

Rushabh Sheth Co-founder & CEO at DocSumo

"Vaibhav truly cares about you as a founder and the growth of the company. We got introduced to Better via a common connection. From the start, Vaibhav understood about our space. He asked the right questions, listened carefully and gave us really good strategic advice. While we were very early in our journey, Vaibhav recommended us for Techstars London which changed the course of our startup. Unlike most VCs, Vaibhav is really helpful even if you are just two founders with an idea. He believes in you. Beyond capital, Vaibhav connects you to the right people and shares his in-depth knowledge to help you move the needle. We are really proud to have Better as our investor."

Aakash & Siddhant

Aakash & Siddhant Co-founders, Jovian.ml

"Better has been extremely helpful & supportive right from the start, when we had little more than an idea and a prototype. Vaibhav was one of the few people who could see the big picture, & made relevant introductions with data science leaders in India & Silicon Valley. This helped us validate our hypotheses & define our direction. Vaibhav also helped us closely with every step of the fundraising process: deciding how much to raise, finding the right investors, finding the right partners for accounting & legal paperwork & much more. Apart from being an investor, we’re really lucky to have Vaibhav as a friend, mentor & advisor.

Bhasker “Bosky” Kode

Bhasker “Bosky” Kode Founder & CEO, Bon.pe

"Vaibhav will listen, support and then add his unique perspective no matter what stage of your entrepreneur journey - from a coffee to discuss your next gig; to fund raising globally.