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The Grow Forward Syndicate

The Grow Forward syndicate offers exclusive access to participate in private deal flow alongside institutional investors.

How can you invest?

1. You can invest when new companies join the Grow Forward portfolio.

2. You can invest when we make follow on investments in later rounds of existing portfolio companies

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Apply to join the Grow Forward Syndicate

Grow Forward is committed to finding forward-thinking companies, partnering with founders that champion sustainable practices and seizing strategic opportunities that invest in the growth of sustainably produced food.

For new investors, joining a syndicate is a good way to begin angel investing without having to go it alone.

Experienced angel investors can participate in Syndicates to increase their dealflow and gain access to later stage deals where minimum check sizes may otherwise be outside their range.

Members have access to deals that have been thoroughly diligenced by our team and can participate in private deals they may not otherwise have access to.

It works like this:

Syndicate members get to decide what deals (if any) they want to participate in. We share our diligence documents and arrange for investors to meet the leadership teams before making their decision to invest.

Grow Forward manages all aspects of creating a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) (which holds the capital), making the investment, and paying out returns to investors. Grow Forward sends tax documents and information to SPV participants.

Deals that are brought to the syndicate have been thoroughly vetted by the investment team and our advisors to deeply understand the business model, the operations, scalability and impact. This often includes many due diligence meetings with management and on-site visits to see and understand the business operations.

Because we invest from an evergreen investment pool, we are patient with deal flow and instead focus on finding the best investment opportunities at the right valuation.

But there are risks.

It’s important to remember that early stage investing is very risky and we urge everyone in the syndicate to remember that they should not be investing money they are not prepared to lose.

Accredited Investor Qualifications:

Earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse or spousal equivalent) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year.
Or has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse or spousal equivalent (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence)
Or holds in good standing a Series 7, 65 or 82 license

The Grow Forward Syndicate is the newest part of the Grow Forward ecosystem and we are still shaping the best way to grow and our community and create collective impact together.