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

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. 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 $100/yr or $10/mo.

4000+ Techies

64+ Countries

1 Aligned Community

Member Perks

Exclusive Events

Member-Only Events & Networking: 2-4+ online and in-person networking events per month for sector-focused and local networking & collaboration

Resources & Access

Unlimited access to our other databases & resources (climate VC database, climate solutions database etc...)


Unlimited access to our entire exclusive Slack & Whatsapp community (4k+ members), including sector-based, location-based and fundraising subchannels


2-4+ events per mo, facilitated intros, database list and community access to 1000s of potential partners, investors, clients and govts looking to meet and work with companies just like yours.

Database Listing

Premium Listings in our Member Databases for Climate Solutions, Climate VC or Service Providers (depending on member type)

Newsletter Shoutouts

Random member shoutouts to 11k+ subs in ALL future non-automated emails = MASSIVE exposure “lottery” system to get your company, fund, service provider etc… in front of our huge Climate Techies audience.

Local Meetups

Want to meet other Climate Techies in your city? We're launching Member-Only monthly networking sessions in most major cities!

Increased Exposure

Possible inclusion in our monthly corporate & climate VC tech share newsletters

Technical Support

Access to our world-class network plus monthly member-only Mentor Office Hours to get help and support building & growing your business, developing your tech or practicing your pitch...

Plus helping make 4WARD.VC sustainable so we can keep supporting you and fostering community collaboration of course… And much much more 🙂

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

About The Startup Tank

The Ultimate Climate Investor Pitch Show

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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.