Join Our Investor Syndicate

Invest in companies that move the world forward!
Investment / Advisor Portfolio
EExion EV Battery Startup
Assure SPV Fund Administration and Management
DOTS Fertilizer Agtech
Public Goods DTC Startup
Raise Green Energy Project Crowdfunding Platform
Tesseract Space satellite startup
Crosstown Power Hydrogen Removal
Zario Digital Wellbeing app

Frequently Asked Questions

Investor FAQs

1
Why invest via 4WARD.VC' syndicate?

In addition to increased deal flow and exposure to promising companies, investing via a syndicate is just more convenience. We find great startups, negotiate good terms, diligence the company and provide you with a deal memo and manage all of the legal aspects of setting up and running the SPV.

2
What is an SPV?

An SPV is a Special Purpose Vehicle, i.e., an LLC investment vehicle that we use to invest collectively in a startup.

3
Will I be on the cap table?

No. By joining our syndicate, you’re investing in membership of the SPV, which then invests in the company on your behalf – meaning no additional legal complications/obligations/fees for you.

4
What is the minimum I can invest?

The minimum is $3,000+ per deal, depending on the allocation we secure in the round.

5
Is it mandatory to invest or take my pro-rata rights?

No. All investments are 100% optional for all members.

6
Is there a setup fee?

Yes.

For most deals, we use Vauban and there is a variable per deal fee starting at $4.9k + 1% of funds raised.

7
What does it mean to be an accredited investor?

While accreditation laws vary based on jurisdiction, in the USA, an accredited investor is designated by the SEC to mean either you’re net worth (excluding your home) is > $1M or you earned more than $200k/yr for at least the past two years.

8
Can non-accredited investors invest?

Yes, for certain deals (depending on jurisdiction).

NOTE: That Americans must be accredited investors in order to participate.

9
What is carry?

Carry stands for carried interest, which is a share of the profits. We charge either a ) a standard 20% for our syndicate or b) 2% mgmt fees and a 10% carry, which is paid out in exchange for negotiating the deal, performing due diligence, crafting the deal memo and setting up/running the SPV.

Startup FAQs

1
Does it cost anything?

Of course not! Investors cover the small fees of setting up each SPV.

2
What is the advantage of an SPV over individual angels?

With an SPV, there is only ONE line on your cap table – which keeps things clean for future investors. It also connects you with up to 249 investors who become vested in the success of your company and can be super helpful for your business in the future.

3
How does it affect our the cap table?

Because our syndicate creates a separate SPV which then invests in the company on our members’ behalf, that means only one new entry on your cap table and only one investor to report to 🙂

4
How much does the 4WARD.VC group invest?

It depends on allocation and investor interest, but typically $100-500k.

5
Can I pitch on The Startup Tank?

About 4WARD.VC's Investor Syndicate

Are you an ex-operator, tech professional or other high net worth individual interested in diversifying your portfolio and investing in high-growth tech startups looking to change the world? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

4WARD.VC’s climate syndicate allows you to invests in the most-promising, world-positive climate startups actively building a better world.

Investment Criteria: Our angel group invests alongside our leading climate funds and accelerators in breakthrough pre-seed and seed stage climate startups led by world-class, crazy founders tackling MASSIVE problems in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Construction & Manufacturing, Commerce & Circular Economy, Recycling & Waste Reduction, Energy & Renewables, Transportation & Mobility and anything with positive “climate-economics” that has the opportunity to massively better our world.

NOTE: Certain startup investment opportunities are only available for accredited investors (folks with net worth > $1M or yearly income of at least $200k).

NOTE: By applying to join our investor network, you are actively approaching us and by no means legally represents a solicitation of investment opportunities.

Protecting our planet and world
Investors We Work Closely With
Launch Fund by Jason Calacanis
Draper Associates
At One Ventures
Peak Capital
Nomea VC
Future Energy Ventures
Pale Blue Dot
C3 Climate Capital
Climentum Capital
extantia net zero circle
Nucleus Capital
Ubermorgen Ventures
Pirate Impact VC
WiVenture Climate VC
UVC Partners
Capital Nature Israeli Cleantech VC
Buoyant Ventures
Zero Carbon Capital

Invest alongside us in top companies moving the world forward!

Our Incubator & Accelerator Partners
gener8tor - climate accelerator and VCgener8tor - climate accelerator and VC
carbon13 climate venture builder program
HAX hardware accelerator from SOSV
IndieBio biotech accelerator
labs:02 Israeli climate accelerator
techstars climate accelerator
Third Derivative Climate Accelerator
Greentown Labs climate incubator
Cleantech Open
Elemental Excelerator
Joules Accelerator