EExion has developed breakthrough supercapacitor battery technology at the renowned Bar Ilan University that requires no pollutive or expensive rare materials like Lithium or Cobalt, charges scooters and EVs in minutes, not hours and lasts 20-30x longer without degradation. EExion’s technology is going to revolutionize both the constant-use e-mobility and energy storage markets.
SEED – Jul 2022
Mycocycle has developed truly circular sci-fi technology, mushrooms that consume petrochemical-based trash from construction & demolition and turn it into valuable, sustainable fillers for construction materials. Their nature-based, patent-pending, scaleable solution transforms trash into treasure, tackling the $212B+ C&D waste management industry while preventing 2.94tons of CO2 per ton of trash processed.
SEED – Oct 2022
Myro – Reusable, refillable cosmetics & hotel toiletries backed by some of the world’s top athletes and celebrities.
Jan 2023 | LEARN MORE
Aqualitas – Self-aware water quality sensors to help farms, factories and water processors reduce energy use
Feb 2023 | LEARN MORE
REplace Energy – Helping energy developers find ROI-optimized renewal project sites faster
Feb 2023 | LEARN MORE
Public Goods is a DTC subscription consumer brand producing and selling premium, sustainable, paraben/toxic-chemical free personal care, grocery and household products at an everyday affordable price.
SEED – Aug 2017 | LEARN MORE
Climate Crop is a biotech seed company fighting climate change by drastically increasing carbon capture and crop yields across all plant species (incl. 2x CO2 capture in trees) through genetic protein modification developed at Israel’s acclaimed Weizmann Institute.
SEED – Aug 2022 | LEARN MORE
DOTS is a spinout from the prestigious Ben-Gurion University and have developed an IoT sensing device/system for real-time nitrate and fertilizer monitoring, allowing farmers to increase margins 2.5x by preventing $80B/yr in overused fertilizer waste, which would otherwise end up contaminating local water supplies.
SEED – Jul 2022 | LEARN MORE
Kush.com is the go-to marketplace for B2B Cannabis Buyers in the US, connecting cannabis and hemp producers/processors with the professional retailers commercializing legal cannabis sales.
PRE-SEED – Feb 2018 | LEARN MORE
Applied Bioplastics has pioneered a patent-pending recyclable bioplastic created from mixing 30-40% ordinary plant fiber with traditional polymer resins for a resulting bioplastic that’s at cost or cheaper than conventional polypropylene with 30-40% less CO2 emissions!
SEED – Oct 2022 | LEARN MORE
Flowlie is disrupting the outdated venture capital industry with a simplified deal flow and back office management system for startup fundraising to reduce the friction in startup fundraising and VC investing, especially for syndicates like 4WARD.VC.
SEED – Sept 2022 | LEARN MORE
Tesseract designs and builds ultra sustainable, high-performance spacecraft propulsion systems for next generation micro cubesat installations.
PRE-SEED – Jun 2018 | Learn More
In addition to getting access to our most promising post-accelerator companies, investing via a syndicate is just more convenient for most accredited investors as we vet startups, take them through our 10 week grow & scaling program and manage all of the legal aspects of setting up and running the SPV.
An SPV is a Special Purpose Vehicle, i.e., an LLC investment vehicle that we use to invest collectively in a startup.
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.
The minimum is $3,000+ per deal, depending on the allocation we secure in the round.
No. All investments are 100% optional for all members.
For most deals, we use Vauban and there is a variable per deal fee starting at $4.9k + 1% of funds raised.
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.
Yes, for certain deals (depending on jurisdiction).
NOTE: That Americans must be accredited investors in order to participate.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about our Partner in Clime Accelerator, please send me an email 🙂
If you read the details about 4WARD.VC’s Partner in Clime Climate Accelerator program and know Matt Ward, you already know the answer. You won’t be part of some nameless, faceless cohort – we’ll be down & dirty partners in crime, leveraging our network, systems, hustle and 50+ mentors to help you power your business forward.
It’ll be intense, but it will be worth it 🙂
For seed stage companies, we invest $100k for 5%.
For pre-seed, we do $50k for 5%.
And after the program, we open the round to our syndicate as well which can add anywhere from $50-500k, depending on LP interest.
No – see our 4WARD.VC’s Partner in Clime Climate Accelerator program page for more details.
If I/we don’t bring 10-100x the value of a measly 5% of your company, we’re doing something wrong. Between clients, investors, grant funding and scaleable growth, we plan to 2-4x your valuation within 10 weeks – no scammy Google/FB ads to “fake” your J-curve growth necessary!
Is that a joke? Of course not!
Any accelerator that charges you money is a scam.
Next to helping you get 2-3+ major new clients and/or pilots during the program, helping you with fundraising is the point
Our goal’s to help you raise your round within 2-3 months of completing the program and we introduce you to 20-40 targeted investors (and CVCs) in our network to get you in the door and get great co-investors onboard.
Yes, we will definitely try. That’s part of the program as well, equipping you with the help, resources and programs you need to non-dilutively fund your company and drive your business.
You will get your chance once you’ve finished the program and are ready for primetime.
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.”
Becuase 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