in startups that
move the world forward!

Investment / Advisor Portfolio
EExion EV Battery Startup
Public Goods DTC Startup
Tesseract Space satellite startup
Applied Bioplastics
Mycocycle Construction Biotech white
Innovia GEO geothermal HVAC
Dirtsat rooftop greenification -w hite
REplace Energy
Maas Loop white
DOTS Fertilizer Agtech
Climate Crop Genetic Seed Agtech Company

About 4WARD.VC

We’re building the ultimate climate tech ecosystem – because when you’ve got a dream, it takes a team – and with fighting climate change, we’re all on Team Planet together.

That is the core of what we believe and how we move the world forward!

EVERYTHING that we do is centered around removing friction and increasing collaboration to decarbonize industry and our world faster. Because we’re running out of time!

About Our Accelerator

4WARD.VC’s “Partner in Clime” Accelerator is a disruptive 12 week program where we work ultra hands-on with 1-2 elite climate startups per month on major business development, traction and growth.

By leveraging our world-class climate tech & corporate network plus that of our 210+ mentors (at places like Porsche, Lufthansa, Johnson Matthey, Jetblue, DOE, Hitachi etc…) in systematic way (which we call “networked growth hacking”), we help help companies prove out their technology/product, land 2-5+ major pilots/customers and decarbonize industry at scale

If you’re interested in more than just cash and looking for a true Partner in Clime to help grow your climate impact and ambitions, apply now.

Why Choose 4WARD.VC?

We like to say to founders: “we won’t be the biggest check on the cap table, but we will bring the biggest heart, hustle and network.”

Because VC is no longer about just cash, it’s about value, hustle and TRULY helping portfolio companies succeed. And you can ask our founders: NO ONE does it better.

We aren’t just “founder-friendly”, we’ve built the world’s largest network of engaged, active climate investors, corporates and LPs through pure grit and outreach and continue to grind everyday for our companies with intros, media, partnerships, pilots and more.

“Of all the people I have worked with so far, Matt’s been the most active and helpful in terms of introductions.”

– Yehuda Borenstein, CEO of Climate Crop

Become Climate Techies Member

Get access to our entire Climate Techies ecosystem to accelerate your climate journey
Membership Perks
  1. Listing in our relevant database of choice: Climate Solutions, Climate VCs, Climate Service Providers etc… depending on member type (plus some additional new features we’re launching such as including pitch decks, testimonials, portfolio company perks and more…)
  2. Access to our exclusive Slack & Whatsapp community (4k+ members)
  3. Unlimited, unfiltered access to our various databases & resources (climate VC database, climate solutions database, Climate Techies and/or Corporate Resource Hubs etc…)
  4. Invites to our 2-4 monthly Climate Techies live events
  5. Monthly Member-Only events like mentor office hours, member networking and investor speed dating
  6. Occasional intros to relevant startups or partners or potential investors to accelerate your path
  7. Possible inclusion in our various investor, corporate or consultant deal share emails
  8. Early access and opportunities with 4WARD.VC and our community members

Plus everything else we create for our Members-Only community over time

About The Startup Tank

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Startup Grind
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Matt Ward - General Partner at 4WARD VENTURES

About The TeamMatt Ward

Matt Ward is the Founder of 4WARD.VC, the “Partner in Clime” Accelerator and The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show. Before launching 4WARD.VC, Matt was a serial entrepreneur (with multiple modest exits), an occasional angel investor and syndicate lead, a deal scout for various climate VCs, a recognized top 50 futurist and a strategic advisor and growth hacker for high impact startups.