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Wes Selke

Wes is Managing Director of Better Ventures, a venture firm that backs early-stage technology companies creating innovative solutions to big and important problems.

Website: better.vc
Oakland, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since April 21, 2011
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I believe in (and invest in) the power of business and technology to solve real and important problems. Quote_down
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Investor interests
Type of investor Seed Fund
Typical investment size $100k - $250k
Typical investments in a year 10
Investments partners Renewal Partners, Serious Change Fund, Fiore Capital
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser
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Investments made
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Iris Plans
Education
2007 UC Berkeley Haas School of Business , MBA , MBA
1999 University of Michigan , BA , BBA

I am a(n):

Investor

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Waiting for the breakout moment.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Hiring the wrong people.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Importance of collaboration
2. Find a kick-butt co-founder
3. Patience and tenacity are virtues

Full bio

Wes is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Better Ventures, a venture firm that backs early-stage technology companies creating innovative solutions to big and important problems.  We help passionate entrepreneurs build successful businesses that can generate 10x returns with 10x impact.  He's the resident "numbers guy" and enjoys helping startups figure out how they're going to make and raise money.  Wes has 15 years of venture capital and financial advisory experience with Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, William Blair, and Ernst & Young's Mergers & Acquisitions group.  He earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BBA from the University of Michigan.  Wes has volunteered with organizations around the globe, which has fueled his passion for applying his business skills to build a better world.  He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two young kids and enjoys road cycling in the East Bay hills and Sunday trips to the farmers market.