Join Our Investor Syndicate

Invest in our post-accelerator companies moving the world forward!
Investment / Advisor Portfolio
EExion EV Battery Startup
Climate Crop Genetic Seed Agtech Company
DOTS Fertilizer Agtech
Public Goods DTC Startup
Tesseract Space satellite startup
Green Jets Emissionless Electric Jet Engines
Flowlie VC startup investment platform

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 alongside our climate accelerator in our most-promising post-program portfolio companies focused on building a better 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.

Our Investment Criteria

4WARD.VC’s Partner in Clime Accelerator program invests in CRAZY ASS, world class climate founders tackling MASSIVE problems in areas including Food & Agriculture, Construction & Manufacturing, Commerce & Circularity, Recycling & Waste Reduction, Energy & Renewables, Transportation & Mobility and open up our network and that of our 250+ industry expert mentors to unlock unparalleled growth and scaling through a process we call “networked growth hacking” involving warm introductions to dozens (if not hundreds) of potential customers, corporates, partners and investors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Investor FAQs

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Why invest via 4WARD.VC's syndicate?

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.

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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.

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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.

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What is the minimum I can invest?

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

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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.

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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.

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Can non-accredited investors invest?

Yes, for certain deals (depending on jurisdiction).

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

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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.

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Can I also invest into the accelerator itself?

If you are interested in learning more about our Partner in Clime Accelerator, please send me an email 🙂

Startup FAQs

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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.

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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 🙂

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How much does the 4WARD.VC group invest?

After the initial $100k check as part of 4WARD.VC’s Partner in Clime Climate Accelerator program, our syndicate members will have the opportunity to take part in your larger post-program round (depending on allocation and your existing interest from other investors and LPs). Typically we look to add ±$50-200k via our syndicate into your Seed round.

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Can I pitch on The Startup Tank?
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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.”

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

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