The Social Innovation Podcast sat down with Matt Ward a Partner and Syndicate Investment Lead at 4Ward VC. 4Ward.VC is a sustainability-focused investing syndicate.
In this episode, we asked Matt all the questions that early-stage companies would want to ask about raising money from investors. If you have recently started a company or are thinking about doing so, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Matt gives great advice for companies that are looking to raise their Seed or Series A funding.
Some of the details that Matt discussed:
  • Team, TAM, and Time
  • The power of an amazing team
  • How to value your startup
  • How to properly assess investors
  • How to get the attention of investors
  • Syndicate investing versus more traditional venture capital investing
Other titles we considered for this episode:
  1. The Valuation Doesn’t Matter Just Get the Round Done
  2. Great Product, Great Traction Trumps Everything Else
  3. The Only Way We Are Successful Is by Helping Our Startups Succeed
  4. Venture Investing Is a Hits Driven Business
  5. If You Can Survive the Next 3-5 Years There Will Be Unlimited Funding
  6. We Are All on Team Planet Together
  7. Everything Else Came Second

Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):