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21
Deals Last 12 Months
156
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Better Capital

I invest in the fast growing Indian startup ecosystem and discover promising companies and founders at the pre-seed, seed and pre-Series A stages through my network of founders and seed investors spread across Silicon Valley and India.

You will get access to some of the best-in-class deals in the Indian startup ecosystem as part of this syndicate. There are 3 types of deals I primarily look for and invest in.

ONE: I invest in founders chasing big ideas that are “go big or go home” type companies. These founders are high quality and if they pull of their vision these companies can return many x. These are tough to find in India but they are there. Sminq is one such deal where we went to an idea discussion over lunch to the largest seed round in 2015 to traction in 18 months and the vision is yet to unfold.

TWO: I find out teams that are perseverant, hustlers in execution and have shown perseverance to make it happen. These founders & their execution are a bigger bet than the market. Testbook is one such deal where I bet on the founders’ perseverance and they went from a small seed to Series A & B from Tier 1 investors and market leadership in 3 years.

THIRD: I am passionate about funding India-specific ideas and teams that are passionate about the so-called “Bharat” opportunity, to solve very large problems in the domestic Indian market in the B2B or B2C spaces.

There is no spray-and-pray here.

I am sector-agnostic.

I am not a pattern matching fan either.

I intend to bring all my high quality deals to the syndicate everywhere possible so you get access to the highest quality deals I am part of.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

  • Early stage investing comes with 100% risk and you should invest only if you are comfortably loosing your entire investment.
  • You can opt-out or opt-in on a deal by deal basis.
  • Better Capital may not be able to provide updates on companies.
  • In deals with short deadlines or smaller allocations, the most active LPs get early access.
  • Better Capital covers our full set of investments & updates on an annual Medium blog.
  • No guarantees on returns or success metrics for these investments.
  • You can email any questions on our investments & I am happy to answer those.


Dealflow

I’ve built & continue to build a strong channel of discovering high quality early stage founders through a tight-knit network of like-mind founders and seed investors in Silicon Valley and India. This network includes Berkeley & Stanford alumni, second time founders I’ve work with in the past as well as close friends at Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.

Vaibhav has been an ideal angel 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...more
Vaibhav is one of the best advisors. He has amazing experience with SAAS business; from Product to Go To Market . Opens his network and helps get advice from right mentors.

Has been a great experience having him onboard as an investor and advisor.
Team
Vaibhav Domkundwar
Sales
Founder & CEO of Better Inc. | Entrepreneur & Seed Investor | Growth Hacker | Product Geek | Marathoner
Investments
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LPs
Vikram Chachra
Managing Partner
3X founder and VC at 8i Ventures, an early stage VC firm. Investor @CarWale @Ezetap @MoneyTap @Signzy @Bluetokaicoffee Roasters
Pankaj Jain
Advisor
@FounderCraft @BlockHack @500 Startups, @Twilio Fund, Long-Term Capital Management, GlobeOp Financial Services • Studied at @Stern School of Business
Saurabh Garg
Product Manager
Founder @C4E, @The Red Sparrow; 12+ years of marketing experience; MBA from @Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon; Investor @Paper.vc,
Varun Jain
Co-founder @Zoomtail. Worked as Lead PM @Myntra. IIT Kanpur B.Tech and Stanford MBA. Angel investor and startup advisor.
Kartik Mandaville
Advisor
Building a crowdsourced recruiting marketplace at @SpringRole,@Carnegie Mellon University CS Grad, previously Director of Tech @Science
Shrishti Sahu
Investor
Currently at Facebook. Ex- Entrepreneur + Ex- Private Equity and 10+ years of tech ecosystem/start-up experience.
Prasun Jain
Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur • Product @GO-JEK Indonesia • Two exits • @IIT Delhi
Misbah Ashraf
Product Manager
Building @Marsplay | Former Product Growth @Pulse Q&A @Toymail @Cibola | Fellow @Kairos
Can help with
“1. BuildingMinimum Delight-able Product (MDP))
2. Growth and retention loop inside the product
3. Getting your first 100k users without $$ spent”
References
Vaibhav is one of the best advisors. He has amazing experience with SAAS business; from Product to Go To Market . Opens his network and helps get advice from right mentors.

Has been a great experience having him onboard as an investor and advisor.
Vaibhav has been an ideal angel 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...more
Vaibhav is an awesome investor and advisor. He's an entrepreneur and hustler first, and he will go above and beyond to deliver value.

He is the exact kind of angel investor you will want: not too pushy, doesn't require a lot of management and time, but always ready to use his...more
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...more
Vaibhav is a great early stage investors with the ability to think for the founders and the dream they are chasing. His ability to provide strategic direction, insightful product inputs and the connects to build the right ecosystem to play in, makes him an awesome asset to the organisation....more
Vaibhav was introduced to me by one of our investors. He has been a great thought parter and someone who can see the bigger context. Has a keen sense of product and is always willing to lend a helping hand.

If you are trying to tackle a big problem via tech and looking for right partners to...more
Vaibhav will listen, support and then add his perspective and landscape view no matter what stage of the entrepreneur journey you are - from a coffee to discuss your next gig; to fund raising globally.
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