in startups that
move the world forward!

Investment / Advisor Portfolio
EExion EV Battery Startup
Public Goods DTC 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 Growth Program

4WARD.VC partners with elite climate & sustainability investors & funds to offer our “Partner in Clime” Growth Program for promising pre-seed to Series A climate companies – because “founder friendly” isn’t enough these days and VCs (and their portfolio companies need an unfair advantage!) 

The Partner in Clime program is a disruptive 12 week sprint where we work ultra hands-on with only 1-2 elite climate startups (from our select climate VC partners) per month to drive major business development, traction and growth – boosting valuations, survival rates & exit outcomes.

By leveraging our world-class climate tech & corporate network plus that of our 250+ mentors (at places like Porsche, Lufthansa, Johnson Matthey, Jetblue, DOE, Hitachi etc…) plus Climate Techies (the largest local-to-global climate community with hubs in 45 cities) 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 a top climate fund or accelerator, or a prolific family office or foundation interested in helping your portfolio companies succeed and 10x their impact in less time – ie. looking for a true Partner in Clime to power your major portfolio support and scaling, please contact us today. Space is quite limited as we can only partner with 3-5 elite funds.

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

About Climate Techies Membership

We are a platform of founders, funders, corporates, consultants and climate techies focused on moving the world forward through collaborative partnerships and business opportunities. If you’re interested in joining our 4k+ Climate Techies community (on Slack and Whatsapp), being listed in our various Climate VC, Climate Solution or Service Provider databases and networking with the 1000s in our community, be sure to become a member of Climate Techies today for just $120/yr or $12/mo.

4000+ Techies

64+ Countries

1 Aligned Community

Member Perks

Networking Events

20+ online and in-person events/mo

Meet Top Investors

1000+ Climate VC & Accelerator database

Community Groups

Exclusive Slack & Whatsapp channels: 4k+

Scout Climate Solutions

Access 420+ Climate Solutions database

43+ Local Meetups

Incl. NYC, LA, SF, London, Paris, Munich...

Startup/VC Dating

Regular sessions to pitch startup to VCs

Member Support

1000s of collaborative Climate Techies + office hours

Set Up Partnerships

Access 500+ top corporate database

Global Exposure

List your fund or startup in our databases

By joining Climate Techies, you’re also helping make 4WARD.VC sustainable – so we can keep strengthening the climate tech ecosystem, supporting you and continue fostering high-impact collaboration opportunities.

Everyone wins when everyone is winning – join our climate community today to start winning bigger in your/our collective climate fight!

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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.