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The Best Tools & Offers for Explosive Startup Growth

Do you find The Startup Tank and our Climate Tech Startup Slack group valuable? Want to support us in our mission to bring more funding and collaboration into the climate space as a whole?

Well, everything we do is free for you and the climate community. But somehow, we have to keep the lights on as well.

So, if you’re building a business and looking to grow and scale, we’d appreciate if you checked out some special tools and affiliate offers we have just for you — things like hosting, cloud services, email automation, project management etc… everything you need to set up and grow your business.

NOTE: None of it costs you a dime more and is a great way of saying thanks and helping us keep the lights on.

Check out our full list of offers and resources:

Here are some of our favorites:

Web & Setup Resources

  • Namecheap: The cheapest, easiest way to get a domain name for your site.
  • Google Cloud: The #1 web services platform for building businesses that scale.
  • SiteGround: The hosting services provider we trust for our domains (much better than Bluehost for quality, security and support)
  • Squarespace: The easiest hosted website builder to get your business up and running.
  • WP Engine: The simplest way to set up a hosted WordPress site.
  • Shopify: The fastest, easiest way to start your online store
  • Zapier: The superhuman no-code automation tool to build complex businesses and processes.
  • Canva: The best online photo editor & graphic design templates for just about anything

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.

Team & Project Management Resources

Fundraising Resources

Investor Resources

If you happen to need any of those or the other business critical tools on our Offers & Resources page, we’d really appreciate if you’d support us by supporting our partners.

And yes, it is a bit embarrassing asking for help and support to keep The Startup Tank going, but as most of you know, unlike a VC fund, 4WARD.VC’s Climate Syndicate has no management fees and we NEVER would charge companies to pitch.

So help us keep doing what we’re doing in any way you can — be that leaving a review on Spotify or Apple Podcast, subscribing on Youtube, sharing with a friend or using our partner links whenever you need a new domain, social media marketing tool or site upgrade :)

Have a great day and keep up the good fight!


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PS. Btw, do you angel invest? Would love if you’d check out our accredited climate investor syndicate as we have a few super interesting deals we’re looking at currently:



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Matt Ward

Climate Syndicate Lead @ 4WARD.VC | Startup Strategy & Growth Advisor @ | Serial Founder: 3 Exits | Looking to join top Climate/Impact VC Fund