Pay It Forward

Raaid Hossain, General Partner of Pay It Forward, discusses their journey towards unlocking their network’s full value.

“4Degrees has allowed us to better take advantage of our opportunity costs, and unlocked our network’s full value.”

– Raaid Hossain

4Degrees streamlines sourcing, relationship building, and portfolio support –
tailored to the unique needs of venture capital firms.

Challenges

Most CRM products on the market make maintaining relationships less intuitive.

Goals 

Find a way to best share information, update status on relationships, and manage their pipeline all in one place.

Results

4Degrees provides a single place where everything exists, which makes it easier to share important updates with the team, manage pipeline, and complete core business activities. 

The Challenge

Raaid Hossain, general partner of Pay It Forward (PIF), understands the concept that your network is your net worth–especially during difficult circumstances. It’s through this lens that the singular goal becomes getting through hard times with good outcomes. To do that effectively, and consistently, requires great connectivity muscle with partners, investors, and portfolio companies.

Most CRM products on the market make maintaining relationships more difficult as basic action items such as reading emails and rewriting the information into the CRM require additional legwork and extra configurations of the software itself. Even linking and communicating with external social media sites such as LinkedIn is a time-consuming chore. 

Without an easy-to-use relationship management software, nurturing strong relationships becomes materially more difficult.

The Solution

First, the 4Degrees platform allows team members to act as one when working together. Teams review shared histories of statuses, mutually manage reports, and look at the same data while conversing. Email account content feeds back into singular records allowing additional open viewing of critical affiliate movements.

Additionally, 4Degrees provides a single place where everything exists, which makes it easier to share important updates with his team, manage his pipeline, and complete core business activities.

Individually, the program maximizes relationship potential by enriching data seamlessly while browsing, capturing profiles, or updating records automatically. The intuitive intelligence correlates disparate data and takes the friction out of manually updating the CRM system itself.

The Results

By choosing 4Degrees for their CRM needs, Raaid feels they’re better able to take advantage of the opportunity cost of a very well-managed and intelligent approach to unlocking their network’s full value. 

Most significantly, it has given every single team member the ability to cultivate rich network management skills that stand the test of time and circumstances.

About Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward is a top-decile portfolio formed by cross-discipline partners who have been building it with personal capital since 2014.

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