This isn’t your “typical accelerator.” We’re not here to give generic advice. We don’t take cohorts of 10-50+ companies (and index the market). We go 100% all-in on you with 1-2 companies per month. PERIOD.
Welcome to a new type of venture accelerator – “The Partner in Clime Program” where we’re your hands-on hustler/partner in crime, ready to share EVERYTHING we’ve learned building & scaling startups, strategy & growth hacking, fundraising, networking and 50+ major intros to unlock pilots, customers, investment, grants and more…
- Powering YOUR Growth 🚀 with 50+ warm intros to corporates, clients, customers & pilots to land you serious traction (goal of 2-5 major pilots/customers) and prove out your tech – because once ABinBev, Johnson Matthey, Pepsi, Porsche or Unilever are onboard, it’s easy to get the other clients.
- Amplifying YOUR Network 🌱 with 250+ mentors (places like Honda, HSBC, Lufthansa, DOE, Shell, Bayer etc…) looking to help you and make connections, 13k+ Climate Techies (seeking partnerships, decarbonization and potential investments) and our systems and process to help you scale your outreach, sales & marketing.
- Building YOUR Sales Engine 🔥 with our cold outreach, sales, marketing and partnerships templates and playbooks.
- Raising YOUR Round 💰 with helping on pitching and pitch decks, dozens of warm intros to world class VCs (you’ve seen our VC database), featuring you on The Startup Tank and promoting you in our various newsletters and Climate Techies channels.
- Landing YOUR Grant Funding 💸 with sessions from our experts to help unlock billions in governmental grants and tax credits.
- Unlocking YOUR Expert Team 👨💻 with free personalized sessions with our sales & corporate relations, legal & IP, financial model, hiring & HR and deeptech/industry specialists.
The 12 Week Program
CRITICAL NOTE: Everything here is 100% customizable to you and your company/stage/needs… we are not some template program for two dozen founders, but a completely personalized partner in clime here to help you dominate!
- Program onboarding (with Notion, Airtable, templates, automations etc…)
- Goal Setting & strategic outlining
- Getting set up for growth & scaling
- Intense Climate Tech networking
- Mentor networking and helpful introductions
- Systematic biz dev outreach (Email + Linkedin with provided templates)
- Access to ALL of our unfiltered corporate/client/govt/consultant databases for warm intros
- Strategic corporate intros: 50+
- Setting up/perfecting your investor updates emails
- Continued outreach/biz dev
- All Things VC Funding: Pitching & Pitch Decks
- Free Personalized Sessions:
- With our legal counsel on DD and IP issues
- With our climate tech patent attorney
- Building your fundraising strategy
- Finalizing initial pitch deck
- Identifying target VCs
- Preparing investor outreach (with provided templates & tricks)
- Free Personalized Session with our climate grants specialist
- Continued business development push
- Closing 1st new pilots / customers?
- Unfiltered access to our Climate VC network (for intros)
- Free Personalized Session with our Fractional CFO on Building your Financial Growth Models
- Perfecting your Deck
- Practicing your Pitch
- Free Pitch Deck audit with our design team
- Systematic investor outreach
- Strategic intros to at least 20-50+ Climate VCs
- Continued fundraising
- More introductions to partners, investors & clients
- Free Personalized Session with our Climate Tech HR specialist on hiring
- Hopefully getting several terms sheets and/or in Due Diligence with investors
- Post-fundraise strategy and KPIs to hit
Weeks 11&12: Kicking ass and taking names + Program Wrap Up and next steps…
For Seed companies (have a product and raised > $500k): $100k SAFE for 5%
For Pre-Seed companies (raised < $500k): $50k SAFE for 5%
Plus, 4WARD.VC’s LPs & syndicate will have the chance to add $100-200k to your round if they choose to participate and you want us in the round 🙂
Because NO ONE works harder or smarter for their companies, no one’s better connected in the climate space and NO ONE wants it more.
We spent the last year building 4WARD.VC up to 190+ LPs and one of the leaders in the climate tech space, launching The Startup Tank into the top climate startup pitch show, connecting with 1000+ climate funds, incubators, accelerators, corporates & CVCs, networking with 3-5k other investors & players in the space – all while being paid ESSENTIALLY nothing other than advisor shares etc…
And we/I did it with one goal in mind: to become the most connected and helpful player in the climate tech space and make everyone else win. Hence why we shared 100s of top companies with fellow investors, built climate VC and climate founder slack communities total 1600+ members and shared our Climate VC database (the result of brute force outreach & networking).
Add to that Matt’s background as a serial entrepreneur with multiple modest ecommerce & media exits and the 100s (probably 1000s depending on how you count) of startups and businesses he’s coached on strategy, growth hacking, product and fundraising, and you can see why EVERYTHING done has culminated in this “program.”
So, are you ready to become Partners in Clime? Apply now if you’re ready for some intense rocket fuel and aren’t afraid to give 110%.
If you’re a good fit, I’ll let you know and let’s get to work.