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Mihir Gupta Co-Founder & CEO, Teachmint
“Build build build- this really got unlocked for us through the early conviction from Better Capital. Better's investment is hands down the most value adding first cheque a founder can hope for.
We have partnered with Better and Vaibhav from our founding stage and they’ve really walked the talk in building Teachmint with us day in and day out- be it strategy, execution or just opening any doors in the ecosystem. Grateful to be in this journey with them.”
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!"
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.
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.”
Imbesat & Shadman Founders, Filo
“Getting Better on board was the landmark moment in the journey of Filo, not because Filo got pre-seed funding but as founders, me & Shadman got Vaibhav to brainstorm with us together over WHAT, WHEN & HOW of Filo for weeks. If you are an early stage founder with strong conviction over your product/idea - unconventional, not experimented or proven yet, which normally VCs find difficult to bet on, there is a chance Vaibhav may give you a shot. He has an eye for disruptive solutions which comes from his diverse & deep understanding of the startup ecosystem. You will be asked the right sets of questions, not the typical rhetorics but the ones which will actually ensure your business is moving on the right track and at a higher pace. Once Vaibhav backs you, he does it with full force, shares your vision, becomes part of your team, complements your strength, values your perspectives and time, pushes you to think & innovate, understands your problems, utilises his network to connect you to the best of the people on the planet... there is actually a long list :) ”
Arjun Ahluwalia Founder & 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."
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.”
Anikesh & Pooja Founders, Turnip
“Our partnership with Better Capital has been just amazing from Day1. Vaibhav is one of the smartest VCs in the ecosystem, very bold and amazing at product. Working with Better feels like working with an extended team. Whether it’s deciding product roadmaps, business strategy or long term vision, Vaibhav has been our sounding board.
I would recommend Better to anyone who wants to build an amazing company out of India. Especially if you are building a product first company. Having Vaibhav on-board, will make a lot of difference.”
Saumya Yadav Co-founder & CEO, Udayy
“Our relationship with Vaibhav has been amazing and fulfilling from the first conversation onwards. He's very smart, founder-first, product-oriented, and very articulate.
It's always inspiring to discuss product roadmap, business strategy, and vision with Vaibhav. I would recommend Better to any early-stage founder who's looking for not just an investor but a true partnership.”
Saurabh Saxena Founder, Uable
“We were looking for early-stage investors who would align with our mission of bringing a much-needed transformation in education. It’s not easy to have a long-term conviction on the kind of product we are building because nothing like this exists. But one conversation with Vaibhav and I was clear that he already understands what we are trying to do and why. I got great inputs and the much-needed push towards a bolder approach. Investors who can push founders in the right direction and help them declutter their own thought process are precious and that's what Vaibhav brings on board!”
Mohit & Vibhu Founders, Rocket
“Within the first 10 minutes of our discussion, we knew that Better Capital would be just right for us. The alignment in vision was uncanny, and Vaibhav's conviction was a true motivating factor for us. Good investors give you capital, great ones provide you much more than just capital, and Better Capital has been nothing but a great investor at every moment.”
Dinesh Godara Founder, TREAD
“Better has played a significant role and has been the mainstay for the growth of TREAD in its very initial stages. Vaibhav is on the lookout for great ideas and always ready to help wherever needed. The level of understanding and opinions have been a valuable addition to the growth and development of the brand. If you have a vision, better is there to show you the path that leads right to it.”
Saransh Garg Co-Founder, Nova Benefits
“Vaibhav moves fast and leads with conviction when making investments. He is conscious of founder's time and proactively ensures you're spending maximum time building the company. Being an entrepreneur himself, he is able to empathise with you well and he understands how ambiguous situations are to be navigated. He is also internally driven by the metric FounderNPS and that comes across in his interactions. Vaibhav makes very relevant introductions helping with direct business development, partnerships and introductions to investors in his network. 90% investors don't add value, in my view, Vaibhav is amongst the best of the remaining 10%”
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Shailendra Singh Founder, HyperTest
“Vaibhav has always been the go-to man for everything and anything strategy, growth and direction for us. Strongly recommend him to all early-stage founders. Easiest person to talk in good or bad times, never coming across as an investor. If he decides to invest in your company, more often than not he decides to invest in you.”