Brainstorm

Brainstorm is our personalized advice program where we work with early stage founders to help them unlock the true potential of their ideas and help to evolve them into truly “investible” companies. We are very selective but want to talk to every gritty founder who is solving a hard problem. If you are looking for a conviction-driven investor mentor, please talk to us about Brainstorm today.

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Brainstorm In-a-nutshell

Brainstorm was conceptualized from Better Capital’s experience of investing in 40+ early stage startups - like Open, Rupeek, LeanAgri, ShopKirana, Paper & more. The learnings from working with 150+ founders during this time to help several of them evolve rapidly and become “investible” are at the core of Brainstorm. The failures were equally educating, if not more.

  • Insights to uncover correct market positioning
  • Global experts network for crucial inputs
  • Story building to create high-impact decks
  • Right-stage investor meetings to close funding
Brainstorm is the Anti-Shark Tank. We believe in sitting on the same side of the table as you, understand the gaps (instead of seeing them as problems) and iterate continuously to figure out the correct market positioning, product and GTM by brainstorming closely with you and calling on the experts in our network as and when needed. We’ve spent weeks as well as months with founders to get to what we call as “highly investible”. We then stage-match you with the best-in-class investors. Brainstorm is a work-in-process and we intend to learn & iterate with you to scale the core vision. Please apply here to start a conversation.

Brainstorm for Investors

If you are a super angel investor, a family office, a seed fund or a Series A fund, then think of Founderlist as a source of discovering highly curated early stage startups that are stage-matched to you. Founderlist connects you to stellar founders after we have worked with them for weeks or months or quarters and when we truly believe they are “investible” and deserve a high quality investor audience that actively invests. If this appeals to you, then please request access here to learn more.

What Founders Say

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta Co-founder & CEO, Yulu Co-founder of unicorn InMobi, IIT Kanpur Alum

"Vaibhav was introduced to me by one of my trusted friends a few months ago, we later discovered so many common connections. Now I consider him as my good friend. 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 YCombinator W2019

"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 Co-founder of TastyKhana
(acq. by Foodpanda)

"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.

Aakash & Siddhant

Aakash & Siddhant Co-founders, SwiftAce YCombinator W19, Ex-Twitter, IIT Bombay

"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.

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