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Sales & Marketing Resources
Mailerlite: The fastest, cheapest, easiest way for startups to build email newsletters and marketing automation.
Hubspot: The all-in-one CRM and marketing suite we use to run 4WARD.VC‘s climate syndicate, outreach and deal flow.
Meet Alfred: The simplest tool to manage and automate your social media posting.
GrowTal: The best place to find and hire pre-vetted marketing experts fast.
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Team & Project Management Resources
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Asana: The simplest project management system to run your startup and get things done.
Notion: The best system for building out your team’s processes and system documentation.
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DocuSign: The most popular and trusted pitch deck and template contract platform for startups.
Vauban/Carta: Our preferred system for managing your cap table & ESOPs as well as setting up SPVs (for our syndicate or your F&F round)
Our 780+ Climate Database: The most useful climate VC & accelerator database filterable by stage, sector, geo and check size
The Ultimate Guide to Non-Dilutive Startup Funding
Enduring Planet: Our preferred partner for revenue-based financing (RBF) and/or grant advances (see this article for more details) – PLEASE tell them 4WARD.VC sent you
Our 5-Series on the Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising
4WARD.VC’s Climate Syndicate – The biggest hustler, most value add investor for any early stage climate company!
Flowlie: Our preferred system for managing deal flow and startup inbound
Vauban by Carta: Our preferred system for setting up SPVs (for our syndicate or your F&F round)
Fundrise: The 1st investment platform to make it easy for anyone to invest in real estate.
3Ts + A Proven Framework for Climate Tech Investing
The Top 8 Climate Syndicates for Returns-Focused Angel Investors
My 25 step angel investor checklist