Better Net+work

Better Net+work connects curated startup founders with institutional investors and family offices. Our goal is to create an efficient platform for stellar founders to raise their pre-seed and seed rounds from institutional investors.

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FOUNDER FAQ

Better Net+work was conceptualized from our first hand experience at Better Capital where we saw top notch founders spend months trying to raise their early rounds with a combination of angels, networks and a small fund sometimes. The raises took a long time, finalizing terms across investors was hard and it was a loose-loose situation for all. With the Better Net+work, we aim to connect highly curated founders with like-minded and whetted institutional investors and family offices who are actively investing at pre-seed and seed stages.

Aakash & Siddhant

Aakash & Siddhant Co-founders, SwiftAce

"Vaibhav has been extremely helpful & supportive right from the start, when we had little more than an idea and a prototype. He 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.

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta Founder of Yulu

“Vaibhav was introduced to me by one of my trusted friends a few months ago, we later discovered so many common connections. He 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. He helped me with my seed stage funding where he 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 him to help with your funding.”

Amit Gupta

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

"Vaibhav has been one of our very early backers. He 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, he will be a strong backer who gives the right introductions to people who will invest. He has a strong network, which he uses wisely.

Shachin Bharadwaj

Shachin Bharadwaj Co-founder & CEO, Sminq

"Vaibhav has been an ideal early investor for us. As a product person himself, he 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.

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.

I am raising a round. How can I get started?

Just hit the Start a conversation button above and we will be in touch to learn more about your company, stage, traction and other aspects that help us evaluate a fit.

How do you evaluate startups?

We evaluate startups with the same lens that we make investments at Better Capital. We are market-first and founders-close-second type investor and build deep conviction in the startups that we invest in. The Better Net+work will apply the same process and it is also one that is valued by our investor network who are open and keen to meet with startups we like.

I already have a lead and now looking to fill the rest of our round. Is this apt for the Better Net+work?

Yes, most definitely. Infact, we have actively helped some of the founders (where Better Capital invested) fill out their rounds and save a lot of time and effort that it would have taken otherwise. We have created a curated list of institutional investors who do not lead but actively co-invest in rounds and are apt for such a situation.

I have a few more questions. Who can I contact?

Darshan Doshi leads all operations at the Better Net+work and would be glad to go over any questions you may have. You can reach him at dd-at-betterlabs.net.

INVESTOR FAQ

The Better Net+work is a systematization of our efforts at Better Capital to build early stage rounds from scratch. Our goal is to connect institutional investors and family offices with pre-seed and seed stage startups based on category, stage, round size and other aspects. As an institutional investor, The Better Net+work aims to be your highest quality channel for discovering the best-in-class founders at the earliest stages.

Melissa Frakman

Melissa Frakman

Founder & Managing Partner at EMVC

"Vaibhav is an inciscive, thoughtful partner to founders and investors. We've enjoyed collaboration across early-stage opportunities. Founderlist is a valuable addition to the growing Indian startup community.

Raveen Sastry

Raveen Sastry

Multiply Ventures
Co-founder of Myntra, NudgeSpot

"Better Capital has been an incredible partner for us. Better’s access to founders, thesis around investments and the due diligence are unparalleled.

We are a family office that is actively investing in startups. How do we get started with The Better Net+work?

We are glad you are here. Simply hit the Start a Conversation button above and we will be in touch with you to learn more, explain the Better Net+work and get the on boarding process started.

We are an international fund with a thesis around India & primarily co-invest with local investors. Is this apt for us?

Yes, in fact, we believe we would like to enable all such international funds ( from US, Japan, China etc.) discover early stage founders as well as pre-seed and seed rounds that may be apt for your focus area, stage etc.

We are an India-based VC fund - can we leverage the Better Net+work for deal discovery?

Yes, absolutely. Our goal is to be the highest quality deal flow for institutional investors who are “actively” investing in Indian startups.

I have a few more questions. Who can I contact?

Darshan Doshi leads all operations at the Better Net+work and would be glad to go over any questions you may have. You can reach him at dd-at-betterlabs.net.

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