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YCombinator popularized startup demo days. Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den revolutionized investor pitching. The Startup Tank (by 4WARD.VC) brings best of both, as top sustainability, cleantech and eco-friendly startups pitch leading climate impact VCs for early stage funding

If you’re a founder or entrepreneur combating climate change with breakthrough deeptech, sustainable development (SDG) or a future circular economy unicorn looking to fundraise from top climate tech venture capitalists & angel investors, you're in luck

For Founders: http://thestartuptank.com

For Investors: http://4WARD.VC

The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show - Climate Tech, Cleantech & Sustainable Venture Capital Matt Ward - Climate Investor @ 4WARD.VC

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YCombinator popularized startup demo days. Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den revolutionized investor pitching. The Startup Tank (by 4WARD.VC) brings best of both, as top sustainability, cleantech and eco-friendly startups pitch leading climate impact VCs for early stage funding

If you’re a founder or entrepreneur combating climate change with breakthrough deeptech, sustainable development (SDG) or a future circular economy unicorn looking to fundraise from top climate tech venture capitalists & angel investors, you're in luck

For Founders: http://thestartuptank.com

For Investors: http://4WARD.VC

    The Future of Urban Farming, Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Generation: TST Climate Investor Pitch Show Nov 21st with Ananda Impact and Yabeo

    The Future of Urban Farming, Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Generation: TST Climate Investor Pitch Show Nov 21st with Ananda Impact and Yabeo

    Welcome to The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show presented by 4WARD.VC, the ultimate startup investor pitch contest where top climate tech founders pitch to a panel of VCs looking to fund world-positive cleantech & sustainability startups looking to move the world forward.

    If you've ever wanted a chance to pitch your company or get in front of VCs and angel investors, now is your time to shine.

    https://thestartuptank.com/apply

    Climate Investor Panelists Include: 

    - Mascha Bonk @ Ananda Impact Ventures 

    - Sara Böcking @ Yabeo Impact



    Presenting Companies:

    - Bing Klima: Future of urban farming in a dual use rooftop solar + micro garden system 

    - Perse: The Visa of carbon and energy to predict, recommend and reconcile transactions 

    - Solar Gaps: Smart solar blinds to power your building and reduce energy usage

     - Loop Farms: Building our zero waste urban farming infrastructure 

    - Mondra: Connection every part of the sustainable food supply 

    - Otailo: End-to-end, sustainable product returns platform



    --  The Startup of the Night Award - Presented by Yugen - The Design Agency for Climate Tech Startups

    As a startup, nothing's more important than appearing professional and getting prospects in your pipeline. That's why we're thrilled to be partnering with the Yugen Design Agency on an AWESOME prize for the winner of tonight's program.

    1st Prize: A free custom-built, high-conversion landing page for your product/service OR an Investor Ready pitch deck

    Consolation Prize: Free 1-1 Discovery Workshop on how to position your brand for the best chance of investment success

    For more details, visit https://4ward.vc/design and tell them The Startup Tank sent you :)

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    The Startup Tank is brought to you by 4WARD.VC:

    4WARD.VC’s climate syndicate invests alongside 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.

    For more information, please visit: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

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    BONUS: Free 750+ Climate VC & Accelerator Database

    4WARD.VC made a searchable index of 750 climate, sustainability and impact investors, LPs, incubators, accelerator programs and angel investor groups worldwide.

    Filter climate tech VCs by stage, sector, geography & check size to find your ideal investor and/or co investors!

    https://4ward.vc/VCdatabase

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    About The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show

    If you’re combating climate change by building the next sustainable development (SDG) superstar or circular economy unicorn and looking to fundraise from top tier VCs and angel investors, you’ve come to the right place

    Founders apply: http://thestartuptank.com

    Investors apply: http://4WARD.VC

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    Presented by Vauban from Carta - 4WARD.VC's Preferred SPV Provider

    At 4WARD.VC, we use and love Vauban's simple, investor-friendly SPV platform for managing our group investments. The hands-on, high-touch service helps us guide our syndicate members through the legal and tax hurdles of startup investing while offering us the most robust platform for flexible global investments.

    To find out why 4WARD.VC uses Vauban from Carta and set up your first SPV or manage your cap table and shareholder comms, please visit: https://4ward.vc/carta

    Be sure to tell them The Startup Tank sent you so they keep supporting us :)

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Reusable Packaging, Bio Epoxiesand Replacing Single Use Plastics: TST Climate VC Pitch Show Nov 7th with Include Ventures, Prepare 4 VC and Vectors Capital

    Reusable Packaging, Bio Epoxiesand Replacing Single Use Plastics: TST Climate VC Pitch Show Nov 7th with Include Ventures, Prepare 4 VC and Vectors Capital

    Welcome to The Startup Tank Climate Investor Pitch Show presented by 4WARD.VC, the ultimate startup investor pitch contest where top climate tech founders pitch to a panel of VCs looking to fund world-positive cleantech & sustainability startups looking to move the world forward.  

    If you've ever wanted a chance to pitch your company or get in front of VCs and angel investors, now is your time to shine.



    https://thestartuptank.com/apply

    Presenting Companies:

    - ZILA Works: Developing bio-epoxy resins to help manufacturers decarbonize 

    - FlexSea: Replacing single-use plastics with sustainble seaweed solutions 

    - Infinite Polymer Solutions: Turning waste plastic into valuable building construction materials 

    - Pawprint: Employee engagement to empowering organizations to make net zero a reality 

    - 13 Mari: Decreasing the energy use and carbon footprint of ships 3-7% by reducing drag 

     - Dizzie: Systematized reusable packaging to transition beyond single use



    Today's Investor Panelists Include:

    - Matt Morris @ Vectors Capital 

    - Jason Kraus @ Prepare 4 VC 

    - Taj Ahmad Eldridge @ Include Ventures



    The Startup Tank is brought to you by 4WARD.VC:



    4WARD.VC’s climate syndicate invests alongside 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.

    For more information, please visit: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

    Presented by Vauban from Carta - 4WARD.VC's Preferred SPV Provider

    At 4WARD.VC, we use and love Vauban's simple, investor-friendly SPV platform for managing our group investments. The hands-on, high-touch service helps us guide our syndicate members through the legal and tax hurdles of startup investing while offering us the most robust platform for flexible global investments.

    But Carta offers so much more like managed fund administration (which we may need soon :), cap table and employee perks/HR management, legal and finance consulting and more...

    To find out why 4WARD.VC uses Vauban from Carta and set up your first SPV or manage your cap table and shareholder comms, please visit: https://4ward.vc/carta

    Be sure to tell them The Startup Tank sent you so they keep supporting us :)

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    BONUS: Free 750+ Climate VC & Accelerator Database

    4WARD.VC made a searchable index of 750 climate, sustainability and impact investors, LPs, incubators, accelerator programs and angel investor groups worldwide.



    Filter climate tech VCs by stage, sector, geography & check size to find your ideal investor and/or co investors!



    https://4ward.vc/VCdatabase

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Decarbonizing Finance, Revolutionizing Recycling, Energy Management & Healthy Soil Microbes: TST Climate VC Pitch Show Oct 24th w/ Mighty Capital, East Ventures and ClimatEU

    Decarbonizing Finance, Revolutionizing Recycling, Energy Management & Healthy Soil Microbes: TST Climate VC Pitch Show Oct 24th w/ Mighty Capital, East Ventures and ClimatEU

    Welcome to The Startup Tank presented by 4WARD.VC, partnership with Mighty Capital, ClimatEU, East Ventures and 4WARD.VC, a special climate and sustainability-focused startup pitch competitive where founders building companies that move the world forward get to pitch their project to a panel of prospect impact and climate focused investors.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    Presenting startups:

    - DODO: Helping banks rapidly measure their borrower emissions and unlock sustainable finance

    - Brain4Energy: Real-time HVAC equipment operating to reduce building CO2 footprint and energy consumption 30% 

    - TrueAlgae: Algal-derived metabolite to boost healthy soil microbes and crop yields 

    - Palau Project: Food scanning app to help consumers reduce their planetary impact up to 70% 

    - Farmaissance Innovation: Vegan upcycled bioleather that's better than the real thing  



    Today's Investor Panelists Include:  

    - Matthias Weber at Mighty Capital 

    - Tim Steppich ClimatEU.Earth 

    - Avina Sugiarto at East Ventures



    About 4WARD.VC's Climate Syndicate:

    4WARD.VC’s climate investor syndicate invests alongside 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.

    For more information on 4WARD.VC and our angel syndicate: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

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    Presented by Vauban from Carta - 4WARD.VC's Preferred SPV Provider

    At 4WARD.VC, we use and love Vauban's simple, investor-friendly SPV platform for managing our group investments. The hands-on, high-touch service helps us guide our syndicate members through the legal and tax hurdles of startup investing while offering us the most robust platform for flexible global investments.

    To find out why 4WARD.VC uses Vauban from Carta and set up your first SPV or manage your cap table and shareholder comms, please visit: https://4ward.vc/carta Be sure to tell them The Startup Tank sent you so they keep supporting us :)

    BONUS: Free 780+ Climate VC & Accelerator Database

    4WARD.VC made a searchable index of 780 climate sustainability investors, LPs, incubators, accelerators worldwide.

    Filter climate tech VCs by stage, sector, geography & check size to find your ideal investor and/or co investors!

    https://4ward.vc/VCdatabase

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Green Loans, Energy Generation, Sustainable Biotech and Reuse/Recycling - TST Climate VC Pitch Show OCT 10th with Vala Capital and Aegon Asset Management

    Green Loans, Energy Generation, Sustainable Biotech and Reuse/Recycling - TST Climate VC Pitch Show OCT 10th with Vala Capital and Aegon Asset Management

    Welcome to The Startup Tank presented by 4WARD.VC, partnership with Vala Capital, Aegon and 4WARD.VC, a special climate and sustainability-focused startup pitch competitive where founders building companies that move the world forward get to pitch their project to a panel of prospect impact and climate focused investors.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    Presenting startups:

    - Fonto Power: AI-powered Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Generation & Mgmt System

    - Lasso Loop Recycling: The world's first at-home recycling solution to increase recycled value 

    - Nyoka: Replacing chemical lights with sustainable protein bioluminescence 

    - Myro: Reusable, refillable bodycare products that eliminate plastic waste 

    - HeavyFinance: Borderless lending marketplace to fund sustainable farms 

    - PipePredict: Reliable, plannable pipe networks with no water or energy loss  



    Esteemed Investor Panelists: 

    - Jake Wombley-Poley @ Vala Capital 

    - Brian Wayne at Aegon Asset Management



    About 4WARD.VC's Climate Syndicate:

    4WARD.VC’s climate investor syndicate invests alongside 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.

    For more information on 4WARD.VC and our angel syndicate: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

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    Presented by Vauban from Carta - 4WARD.VC's Preferred SPV Provider  

    At 4WARD.VC, we use and love Vauban's simple, investor-friendly SPV platform for managing our group investments. The hands-on, high-touch service helps us guide our syndicate members through the legal and tax hurdles of startup investing while offering us the most robust platform for flexible global investments.  

    To find out why 4WARD.VC uses Vauban from Carta and set up your first SPV or manage your cap table and shareholder comms, please visit: https://4ward.vc/carta Be sure to tell them The Startup Tank sent you so they keep supporting us :)



    BONUS: Free 780+ Climate VC & Accelerator Database  

    4WARD.VC made a searchable index of 780 climate sustainability investors, LPs, incubators, accelerators worldwide.  

    Filter climate tech VCs by stage, sector, geography & check size to find your ideal investor and/or co investors!  

    https://4ward.vc/VCdatabase

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Renewable Energy, Quickbooks of Carbon Accounting and Decarbonizing Mobility - TST Climate VC Pitch Show Sept 27th with Energy Transition Ventures and 4WARD.VC:

    Renewable Energy, Quickbooks of Carbon Accounting and Decarbonizing Mobility - TST Climate VC Pitch Show Sept 27th with Energy Transition Ventures and 4WARD.VC:

    Welcome to The Startup Tank presented by 4WARD.VC, partnership with Energy Transition Ventures and 4WARD.VC, a special climate and sustainability-focused startup pitch competitive where founders building companies that move the world forward get to pitch their project to a panel of prospect impact and climate focused investors.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    Presenting startups:

    - HelioRec: Innovative floating solar that outperforms the competition

    - 3F Waste Recovery: Turning fish leftovers into high quality collagen

    - Windscape AI: Low-cost sensing to increase wind farm yields and decrease maintenance cost

    - CARNOT: The world's most efficient, zero emission, fuel agnostic powertrain to decarbonise heavy industry

    - H2 Refinery: Reducing waste, capturing carbon and creating clean ammonia fertilizers

    - itselectric: Bringing EV charging to the millions that park on city streets

    - Carbon Calories The Quickbooks of product based carbon accounting

    Today's Investor Panelists Include:

    - Craig Lawrence with Energy Transition Ventures

    - Matt Ward with 4WARD.VC's Climate Syndicate

    About 4WARD.VC's Angel Syndicate:

    4WARD.VC’s climate syndicate invests alongside 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.For more information on 4WARD.VC and our angel syndicate: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

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    About The Startup Tank:

    YCombinator popularized the demo day. Shark Tank revolutionized the investor pitch. We take the best of both worlds combined with the Covid-fueled remote nature of everything to bring you The Startup Tank Demo Days presented by 4WARD.VC, the startup pitch fest where founders get to pitch to prospective investors, possible cofounders and the tech ecosystem as a whole.

    If you’ve ever wanted a chance to pitch your company or get in front of VCs and angel investors, now is your time to shine.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Carbon Capture, Green Hydrogen + Methanol and Doubling Solar Energy - TST Climate VC Pitch Show Sept 12th with Shell Ventures, Leanox and Wi Venture:

    Carbon Capture, Green Hydrogen + Methanol and Doubling Solar Energy - TST Climate VC Pitch Show Sept 12th with Shell Ventures, Leanox and Wi Venture:

    Welcome to The Startup Tank presented by 4WARD.VC, partnership with the Shell Ventures, Leanox & Wi Venture, a special climate and sustainability-focused startup pitch competitive where founders building companies that move the world forward get to pitch their project to a panel of prospect impact and climate focused investors.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    Presenting startups:

    - GenHydro Inc: Producing scalable green hydrogen from Aluminum waste

    - MAXUN Solar Inc.: Doubling solar energy production through dual-axis tracking technology

    - Finch: Sustainability ratings on all your favorite products

    - TeknTrash: Incentivized recycling data platform for sustainable consumption

    - Equil: Capturing CO2 and turning it into sustainable bioproducts

    - CapCO2 Solutions: Capturing waste CO2 to create green methanol and biofuels infrastructure

    Today's Investor Panelists Include:

    - Liliia Chechel @ Shell Ventures

    - Jonas Hornung @ WiVenture - Thore Vogel @ Leanox

    About 4WARD.VC's Angel Syndicate:

    4WARD.VC’s climate syndicate invests alongside 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.For more information on 4WARD.VC and our angel syndicate: 4WARD.VC/syndicate

    --

    About The Startup Tank:

    YCombinator popularized the demo day. Shark Tank revolutionized the investor pitch. We take the best of both worlds combined with the Covid-fueled remote nature of everything to bring you The Startup Tank Demo Days presented by 4WARD.VC, the startup pitch fest where founders get to pitch to prospective investors, possible cofounders and the tech ecosystem as a whole.

    If you’ve ever wanted a chance to pitch your company or get in front of VCs and angel investors, now is your time to shine.

    thestartuptank.com/apply

    • 2 hr 21 min

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