Connecting hand-picked founders and investors


As a startup entrepreneur for 25 years, I have created two multi-million pound businesses from zero, advised other founders and experienced the ups and downs of startup life.I now seek out the best early-stage startups and founders who are fundraising, and support them by connecting them to the right investors from my extensive and growing private network.

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Hand-picked investor connections

Welcome to Venture Cards
  • My private network of 350 investors (and growing) is looking for promising startups and founders that stand out

  • I regularly contact investors to understand their needs and introduce them to my hand-picked selection of startups

  • I send investors intros for startups relevant to them. I do not bulk send startup and founder details

  • I help great founders with a great idea and a great investment opportunity but who lack the right investor network

Supporting great startups & founders

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  • If you are a startup founder and want better investor intros, please submit your details and request a discovery call

  • If I believe I can help, we can arrange a discovery call for me to learn more about you and your startup

  • I am unable to work with all startups. Our free discovery call will help us both see if there is a mutual fit

  • If we go ahead, I will introduce your startup to existing investors in my private network and actively seek other investors too



25-years envisioning, building and running startups


I've been in tech for 40 years, creating business startups for 25 of those and also advising other founders. As a veteran entrepreneur and technology architect, I spot opportunities and create visions for something better.As a startup CEO and CTO, I've created some big firsts, achieved success twice and gone from zero to multi-million pound turnovers, from nothing to 100,000 business clients, 30+ staff and 1 million daily transactions.

I now offer my experience to help other early-stage startup founders achieve success


Steve Procter •• 40 years in tech


Before the internet

  • 1982-1986: Discovered computers! Everything from a Vic 20 and BBC micro to an ICL 2900 mainframe

  • 1986-1989: Computation degree, UMIST (University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology)

  • 1989-1999: IT consultant & project manager:Logica, IBM, Reuters, Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank

  • 1994-1997: started first side hustle as a scuba diving instructor with own dive school in London


Welcome to the web

  • 1996: published my first website and first ever disk-mounted website on the cover of a UK magazine

  • 1999: developer and project manager at two very early digital agencies in London


The dot-com boom days

  • 1999: vision, architect & investor. created first UK under-a-tenner domain name business, Easily

  • 1999: built and launched early/successful dot-com, a domain, email and web hosting ISP

  • 1999-2001: ceo. managed growth from zero to 100,000 business clients and 30+ staff

  • 2000: invented the web-based DNS dashboard for domains

  • 2000: devised early no-code solution for one-page websites, £100k ARR from a single £300 server

  • 2001: ran one of the first successful web affiliate schemes, generating 40% of our revenue

  • 2004: negotiated a successful multi-million pound dot-com exit and sale of Easily


And then there was mobile

  • 2002: vision & investor. launched one of the first-ever B2B mobile text marketing services at SMS Expert

  • 2007: an early digital nomad, running a B2B Saas startup from a beach and the desert

  • 2007-2019: ceo. successfully ran leading text marketing B2B Saas from zero to multi-million turnover

  • 2007-2019: cto & architect. developed 850k lines of code & supported 1mil daily transactions & API calls


Video, proximity and contactless... a roadmap to the future

  • 2020-...: vision, architect, advisor, investor & cto. Clickacall, "instant video calls from anywhere with a single click"

  • 2020-...: vision, architect, advisor, investor & cto. Nearevo, "proximity discovery for the internet of things"

  • 2020-...: vision, architect, advisor, investor & cto. Scan + Click, "contactless business cards"


Founder & investor matchmaking re-imagined

  • 2021-...: sole founder, cto, ceo, vision, investor & architect for Venture Cards


Supporting other founders

  • 2021-...: helping other founders with fundraising and connecting them with investors, here at SteveProcter.com



My testimonials and feedback


A common difference between good and bad startups is the people. Ideas are easy, but people add the magic.Whether as clients, colleagues, co-founders or investors, I've worked with people that helped make a big difference. Between us, we've seen ideas come and go. Some good and some bad ideas. Some brilliant but too early, and some good but too late. And occasionally, ideas that stood out and had a chance,... because of the people.

Ideas are great, but people matter


Harvey Cuthbert, Saas Startup Founder

"Steve has been an invaluable mentor during our businesses journey. He always thinks ahead and outside of the box. A very supportive and highly experienced mentor that is a great asset for anyone looking to grow"

Adam Evans, Sales Director

"Steve is one of those people who can analyse new requirements and visualise smart new digital ways of doing things way before most others. But not just tech for tech's sake. His solutions are well thought out to benefit all parts of a business, from the customer offering to all operational processes. He knows how to communicate all this new tech to non-techies too!"


Martin P., Founder, ALXI

"I've worked with Steve a number of times over 12 years. He's always extremely diligent, looking to provide the most streamlined technical solution possible, with support that goes above and beyond. He's constantly looking outside the box, thinking about things from all angles and ready to offer clear-headed business analysis & reporting whenever needed"

Mark Birch, Software Developer

"Steve is probably the most tenacious, diligent, hardworking and knowledgeable person I've ever met. He always sees things through to their conclusion, and will make sure that even the smallest details are considered and catered for. Steve excels at managing others and keeps a high-level perspective"


Greg Sellam, Sales Director

"I worked with Steve on the migration of SMS Expert to Qadex. Steve was calm, clear, positive and thorough during the very busy period of documenting the system and training the new Directors, Helpdesk, Business Analysts and Offshore technical teams. Steve has the skills and experience to engage with stakeholders at every level"

Tony Peters, Digital Consultant

"Steve is a dedicated entrepreneur with the drive and ambition to move forward and stay ahead of the pack. I enjoyed working with Steve both when his role was project manager and when he was CEO. His attitude is excellent and if the opportunity arose, I would definitely consider working with him again"


Luke Antins, Software Consultant

"Steve has always been a pleasure to work with. Always on the ball, quick to respond and a very nice chap to discuss solutions with over the phone"

Alex Shepherd, Support Specialist

"Working with Steve in the early days of Easily.uk and automated domain registration, I found him to be an innovator who likes to keep things simple. It seems to me that a lot of technology companies learnt from him"


Kevin Parker, Long-term Client

"Superb service from Steve. He built an easy online portal and had a real 'can do' approach to help develop our business. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve and he works in a pro-active manner"

Nathan Hudson, Transformation Specialist

"I worked with Steve for over 5 years. Highly diligent with a no nonsense attitude, whilst being highly personable, Steve is a pleasure to work with"



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I will provide my 25 years of startup experience to support your fundraising plans, carefully matching your startup and sending warm intros to hand-picked investors in my private and growing network and through other extensive connections. I will follow up with investors and, when they request, formally connect you via an intro email.I will review your pitch deck, have another founder call and provide ongoing ask me anything WhatsApp support.

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  • Unique AMA, Ask Me Anything support from a veteran startup founder via daily WhatsApp chat and weekly calls

  • Add an experienced entrepreneur to your advisory team, and seek guidance with daily and strategic challenges

  • Get personalised advice and mentoring, quick research and feedback or access to my contacts and resources

  • A sounding board, on tap, to offer a fresh perspective on your focus, roadmap, objectives or other thinking

  • A regular weekly Zoom call is a fantastic time to delve into current issues, catch up and review how things are going

  • I will listen, guide you, help avoid common pitfalls and instil renewed vigour to move your startup to the next level

  • I'll do a deep dive to get the big picture, so I can proactively make observations and raise questions

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  • I understand how being at the top of the tree makes it difficult to share your ideas. I am here to listen and support you


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Hand-picked and personalised deal flow for investors


With 25 years of startup experience, I support early-stage founders wanting to connect with investors. I speak with and get to know all founders I work with, reviewing their pitch deck and plans before taking them on.If they stand out and there is a fit, I match them with investors like you from my private network. You'll receive a personalised email if there are any matches (and never more than once per week), linking to my blind teaser Intro Cards. If any pique your interest, request an instant founder intro or more info. Or ask for traction updates if you'd prefer to monitor them for a while.

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Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 123

App for identifying songs

£1.5m Seed Consumer internet Music Industry App B2B B2C UK


A consumer app from two female founders that helps anyone identify a song by listening to a short clip with your mobile phone. It is already off the ground, pre-revenue and ready to scale and monetise...

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 306

Financial wellbeing app

£300k Pre-Seed S/EIS Financial Services Personal Finance B2B2C UK


An innovative employee personal financial wellbeing platform, at the pre-revenue MVP stage but with significant attention from several corporate clients who are ready to go live with the pilot. It was started by two London-based founders, with an MBA, 11+ years in financial services, extensive technical knowledge and a successful IT services company exit between them.



Hand-picked and personalised deal flow for investors


With 25 years of startup experience, I support early-stage founders wanting to connect with investors. I speak with and get to know all founders I work with, reviewing their pitch deck and plans to see if they stand out before taking them on.Please see the startups I'm currently working with below. I can also send you personalised matches. Email or WhatsApp any time to discuss your investment criteria and request hand-picked deal flow.

With 25 years of startup experience, I support early-stage founders wanting to connect with investors. I speak with and get to know all founders I work with, reviewing their pitch deck and plans to see if they stand out before taking them on.Please see your personalised matches below. Email or WhatsApp any time to discuss your investment criteria and improve your hand-picked deal flow.

With 25 years of startup experience, I support early-stage founders wanting to connect with investors. I speak with and get to know all founders I work with, reviewing their pitch deck and plans to see if they stand out before taking them on.Please Email or WhatsApp to see the startups I'm currently working with, discuss your investment criteria and request hand-picked deal flow.

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Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 301

Revolutionising how entrepreneurs collaborate with virtual assistants

£200k Seed Applying for EIS Human Resources & Employment SaaS Platform B2B Female Founder UK


A remote virtual assistant (VA) platform to support entrepreneurs, which is already off the ground, profitable and ready to scale. The sole female founder, originally from Croatia but now with a base in London, is an experienced and credible entrepreneur with ten years in other startups.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 303

The digital receipt app

£150k Pre-Seed SEIS Retail Tech Consumer App Environment B2B2C B2B B2C Female Founder UK


A pre-MVP blue ocean opportunity to digitise the humble paper til receipt, with a well-thought-out mobile app-based solution from a sole-female founder with plenty of experience under her belt and the vision and skillset to make it happen.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 309

Traffic sensors which enable efficient and safer traffic for everyone

€3m Seed Traffic Infrastructure Data GovTech B2B B2G Immigrant Ukranian founder Germany (expanding to UK)


A post-revenue German startup looking to expand to the UK and beyond, with the plans, vision and skills to push road traffic infrastructure into the 21st century, helping to reduce road deaths in line with UN plans and transition cities to better support more sustainable modes of transport.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 310

UK’s first companionship marketplace app

£2m Seed Applying for EIS Community Home Care Marketplace App B2C B2B Female Founder UK


A marketplace and community app with a social purpose that provides companionship for loved ones. The experienced female founder has already launched a B2C service, with 1,500 registered organisers and 6,000 registered companions. They are now ready to launch the B2B offering and have a £3m pipeline from discussions and verbal agreements with three enterprises seeking to offer it as an employee benefit.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 311

Grocery comparison shopping

£460k Pre-Seed EIS Retail Tech Consumer Tech B2B B2C Female Minority Founder UK


A pre-launch MVP with a simple online solution on the surface but a big engine underneath to help users compare their grocery shopping baskets and easily move them between supermarkets to make savings. The female founder previously set up and exited another e-commerce startup and the platform is being built by the ex-CTO of an old competitor who took their service to 5 million monthly users.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 314

Contracts for the relationship economy

£350k Pre-Seed Legal Tech Contract Tech B2B B2B2C Saas UK


This legal tech solution will radically change how the world views and interacts with legal contracts by using design and automation to make them simpler, and more useful and engaging business tools. The private beta and MVP have delivered ten clients through a partner with a value of £100k, and the team is now preparing to build the third generation product ready to scale up and drive projected revenues of £6.7m in 2025 and £15m in 2026.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 308

First British process mining tool

£2m Seed Digital Transformation Automation Process Improvement B2B Process Mining Ethnic Minority Founder UK


A pre-revenue MVP which is a must-have process mining Saas tool to help enterprises discover and fix inadequacies and performance issues in their business processes and implement successful digital transformation projects. The founding team are domain experts with plans to target the $2bn process mining market (rising to $10bn by 2028 according to Gartner).

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 304

The app to enable social interaction

£500k Early Seed EIS Consumer Internet Social Network B2C B2B UK


This app might well be the next big social platform, designed to enable those missing real-life interactions. Founded by two AI PhD students from Imperial College, London, they are pre-revenue but ready to introduce premium membership now that they've found their fit with 7,000+ signups, 500+ clubs and 1,000+ meets since January 2022.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 305

Draw platform as a service

£150k Seed EIS Lottery & Draw Game Management PaaS B2B UK


This platform-as-a-service is targeting the £10bn and rapidly growing global market for hugely popular charity and commercial raffles, lotteries, competitions and draws. The two founders have created something new and exciting that is much easier and lower cost for operators to plug in.

Updated: 14th July 2022 | id: 307

Skills communication practice and coaching for field-based teams

£1m Seed S/EIS Corporate Training and Sales Enablement B2B UK


This early-revenue online solution challenges the corporate training model, where 90% of learning is forgotten within 30 days. The founders have created an interesting model for field-based development and are targetting a $2bn market by empowering managers to coach teams at scale.


Introduction


A consumer app from two female founders that helps anyone identify a song by listening to a short clip with your mobile phone. It is already off the ground, pre-revenue and ready to scale and monetise.The founders are both experienced and credible entrepreneurs. The CEO has 35 years at the very top of the music industry, and the CTO has 20 years in industry and tech startups with a big exit last year. They have put in the bootstrapping and 'own risk' by building the business from nothing while working from home during the Covid lockdown and have found a good market opportunity.Their hockey-stick growth in app downloads and active user numbers in the last six months shows a real appetite for this service, and it looks like they've found a great market fit. The operations and skills are in place, there are letters of intent from a number of large potential advertisers and agreements have been signed with two of the top music companies to share track-download revenue.With the founders' industry knowledge and connections plus their vision and skillset, I believe this will see global takeup within a few years.

Steve

Sample the song, identify it in seconds

The Pitch


Our own market research (1,000 people in the UK and USA) shows that most people have a problem identifying songs playing on TV shows and in other places and so find it hard to purchase the track or additional tracks from the same singer. We estimate that £5bn/year of additional music downloads would occur if people could more quickly identify and download songs.As a solution, we have developed technology that can listen to a few seconds of any song playing on the TV, radio or elsewhere and immediately tell users the track name and singer or group. It works for all music ever created, from classical to rock. Our free download app works on all smartphones and provides users with a simple link to immediately purchase and download the track from their favourite online music hub.

£1.5m Seed Investment

  • 10% verbally committed + 25% sent term sheet

  • Seeking a total of £1.5m for 17% equity

  • Looking for a lead VC investor for at least £750k

  • Also open to additional value-add angel investors who can bring their network

  • Min. £50k ticket

  • EIS + Advance Assurance

  • ASA (Advanced Subscription Agreement) option with discount

  • Investment is to move the product from an MVP to the next phase, further growth, expand marketing to the USA, add advertising to the app and add revenue-generating links to the top 10 music hubs

  • The investment will accelerate the business to 150k active users ahead of Series A in Q3 2023


Revenue Model

  • Combined freemium, rev-share and advertising

  • Revenue share from music downloads

  • Saas monthly fees for premium membership (offering discounts on song purchases)

  • advertising within the app

  • LTV of £100 with a CAC of just £5

  • Projected £50m revenue by 2025 (£25+ per user)

Traction

  • 10,000+ app downloads and 57,000 track samples

  • Live and in the growth stage with product/market fit

  • The service is currently used by iPhone users (Android coming soon) throughout the UK (launch market)

  • Pre-revenue, ready to introduce track-download revenue share, premium membership and in-app ads

  • The public UK release of the MVP was in December 2021, with major early growth and high retention across key demographics

  • Significant PR coverage across UK newspapers and TV talk shows


Business + Team
(female founders)

  • Consumer internet, music industry, app, B2B, B2C

  • Based in London, UK

  • Founded by an ex-record label executive and an exited startup veteran, both in London

  • CEO: 35 years of extensive experience working in the music industry as a record label CEO

  • CTO: 20+ years of tech and CTO experience at IBM and various tech startups. Recent 8-figure exit in 2021

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"Toptal" for virtual assistants

Intro Card (ID: 301)

Introduction


A remote virtual assistant (VA) platform to support entrepreneurs, which is already off the ground, profitable and ready to scale. The sole female founder, originally from Croatia but now with a base in London, is an experienced and credible entrepreneur with ten years in other startups.She has put in the bootstrapping and 'own risk' by building the business from nothing while stuck in India with just a laptop and backpack during the Covid lockdown and has found a good market opportunity.Post-Covid, there is no doubt that more work is moving online and remote, so this business is well-timed. Revenue has gone from £30k in 2020 to a projected £300k in 2022, with seven permanent staff and 50 freelance VAs in the team.The operations and skills are in place to go global and grow 10x annually once new marketing, sales and automation budgets are in place.

Steve

Revolutionising how entrepreneurs collaborate with virtual assistants

The Pitch


Before launching the startup, our CEO was a consultant for several different tech startups in London, where she saw the demand for virtual assistants. In the early stages of a company, founders often need to do several jobs in the company and waste precious time on repetitive admin tasks.Entrepreneurs and business owners find it difficult to recruit, hire, onboard and manage a virtual assistant (VA). There is no way of tracking a VA's productivity, and delegating tasks can be time-consuming. Furthermore, the global market for virtual assistants is expected to reach $5.3 billion by 2028.These are the reasons we are developing the platform. We want to make it a "TopTal" for VAs. With our platform, we plan to resolve the issues that many entrepreneurs are facing. By combining different features that will encompass all of the things a business owner needs for onboarding and managing a VA, we know we will make our clients' lives easier.

£200k Seed Investment

  • In talks with an investor for £110k

  • Seeking a total of £200k for 12% equity

  • Applying for EIS

  • Looking for at least one VC investor

  • Also open to a mix of VC and angel investors

  • Investment is to move the product from MVP to the next phase and build further growth with an increase in marketing efforts and expansion of the service to several European and worldwide countries such as the USA and UAE (Dubai)

  • The investment will accelerate the business to a £700k revenue in 2023 and at least 100% growth of the company workforce


Revenue Model

  • Monthly SaaS-style subscription model

  • Clients pre-purchase packages of Virtual Assistant hours

  • LTV is £3,073 with a CAC of £533

  • The profit margin is 50%

Traction

  • Profitable and self-sufficient

  • 40 clients

  • Growing revenue by 30% MoM for over six months

  • Working MVP used by existing clients

  • We have 7 full-time staff plus 40-50 freelance VAs in our team

  • Featured in over 30 magazines and news outlets both online and offline

  • Over 70 5-star reviews


Business + Team
(female founder)

  • Human resources & employment, SaaS, B2B

  • Based in London, UK

  • Founded by an ex-startup consultant (worked in London)

  • CEO/Founder: has extensive experience helping various tech startup founders and startups

  • CTO and developer: managing developers and building products for over 15 years

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Introduction


A pre-MVP blue ocean opportunity to digitise the humble paper til receipt, with a well-thought-out mobile app-based solution from a sole-female founder with plenty of experience under her belt and the vision and skillset to make it happen.The founder has seen the real-world problem we've all faced of digging through reams of receipts, and, being concerned about climate change, believes her solution can make a real difference. She is bringing everything learned from ten years in early-stage tech startups, fintech robotics, digital platforms and FTSE 100 corporates, with experience in business development, acquisitions, corporate bids, project management and consultancy.A lot of detailed market and competition research and planning has been carried out, as well as a technical feasibility study, wireframe designs and other preparation, including partnering with a leading venture studio who are primed and ready to help bring it all to life.The founder has ambitious plans, and I believe this startup could be global within a few years.

Steve

Save time. Save paper. Save money.

The Pitch


Paper receipts are outdated, costly and limit customer engagement. 11.2bn paper receipts cost UK retailers approximately £32m p.a. They damage our environment as 200,000 trees are used for this receipt paper and most cannot be recycled.UK retailers want to remove paper receipts, but there is no digital solution that customers want to use e.g. email address exchange complicates and slows checkouts, costing money and creating frustration.Imagine if receipts could be exchanged at the till with just a tap on the card reader.This is the UK's first tappable digital receipt app that makes digital receipting fast and easy, with no awkward email exchange at checkout and where retailers save money because our receipts cost less than paper.

£150k Pre-Seed Investment

  • £10k verbally committed

  • Seeking a total of £150,000 for 10% equity

  • SEIS (£135k) + Advance Assurance

  • SeedFAST available

  • Investment is for R&D and to build the MVP, do retailer validation and initial sales and marketing for the MVP pilot

  • Looking for angel investors, ideally, who can bring useful connections with retailers and POS providers

  • Minimum ticket £5k


Business + Team
(female founder)

  • Retail tech, consumer app, B2B2C, B2B, B2C

  • Based in London, UK

  • The sole founder has spent ten years working with FTSE 100 corporates, small tech startups, fintech robotics and digital platforms

  • Founder experience includes corporate bids and acquisitions (including within the tech sector, such as the acquisition of Capita Pay360 and working with Capita Scaling Partners), business services, and consulting for early-stage businesses to power growth, including a digital tipping platform and a robotic pharmacy solution serving elderly care homes

Traction

  • We have a retailer with three stores lined up to beta-test our MVP and pilot

  • Discovery and validation of business idea completed over three weeks with tech partner

  • A business plan and 3-year forecasted financials with assumptions have been developed

  • Wireframes, a low-fidelity prototype (app and retailer dashboard), tech feasibility report and user story mapping

  • Product assumptions, product hypotheses, user/buyer research and personas and market analysis

  • The first six weeks of MVP build are mapped out and ready to start once funding has been secured


Revenue Model

  • Projected revenues very early on, and rising to £5m in year three

  • Combined subscriptions and commissions from retailers, and in-app purchases and other products from app users

  • Blue ocean opportunity

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App for social clubs & meets

Intro Card (ID: 304)

Introduction


This app might well be the next big social platform, designed to enable those missing real-life interactions. Founded by two AI PhD students from Imperial College, London, they are pre-revenue but ready to introduce premium membership now that they've found their fit with 7,000+ signups, 500+ clubs and 1,000+ meets since January 2022.The founders have been expats throughout their adult lives, experiencing the struggles of making new connections. This has helped them recognise the need to change the increasing global problems of social disconnection, lack of community belonging and superficial social media connections.They have an extensive grasp of the market through their own experiences, a low acquisition cost and extensive backgrounds in machine learning, recommendation engines and scalable systems. This will help them achieve their key value proposition of a strong recommendation engine to show users the most relevant meets and clubs, which in turn will power the takeup and success forward.There is already a hard commitment for a £47k investment, plus a verbal £100k, highlighting that others already see the potential in this team.

Steve

The app to enable social interaction

The Pitch


Over the last two decades, socialising with friends among young people has steadily fallen by a staggering 40%. Younger generations are expressing a need for deeper engagement and more authentic social interaction, highlighting cracks in existing social platforms.This app is the place for everything social in real life. It enables you to initiate and easily arrange plans with friends, see what's going on in your social circles, and explore wider social groups.Now is the right time. 45% of adults would go out of their way to make new friends if they could, and 83% of Gen-Z have a newfound appreciation for in-person interactions post-pandemic. We aim to tap on the blue ocean market opportunity and rapidly grow over the coming months.

£500k Early Seed Investment

  • Hard commitment for £47k + soft commitment for £100k

  • ASA (Advanced Subscription Agreement) with 20% discount

  • EIS + Advance Assurance

  • Minimum ticket size: £30k

  • Investment is to unlock the next stage of growth, expand to the rest of the UK and US, and introduce premium membership


Revenue Model

  • Projected $381m revenue by 2025 ($16+ per user)

  • Combined freemium and advertising

Traction

  • 7,000+ signups, 1,000+ meets and 500+ clubs

  • Live on iOS and Android and in growth stage with product/market fit

  • Pre-revenue, ready to introduce premium membership

  • Public release in London in January 2022, with significant early growth and high retention across cohorts


Business + Team

  • Consumer internet, social network, B2C, B2B

  • Based in London, UK

  • Founded by two AI PhD students from Imperial College, London

  • CEO: Previously founded a startup that focused on AI for robotics applications

  • CTO: Previously worked at Google and various tech startups

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Draw platform as a service

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Introduction


This platform-as-a-service is targeting the £10bn and rapidly growing global market for hugely popular charity and commercial raffles, lotteries, competitions and draws. The two founders have created something new and exciting that is much easier and lower cost for operators to plug in.The founders met when working for a UK-based lottery provider, and in a landscape cluttered with legacy tech and outdated in-house solutions, they knew there was a better way. The CEO knows the industry inside out, has over a decade of experience in charity fundraising, a background in SaaS software lottery platforms and has sold National Lottery contracts and international raffle solutions worth millions. The CTO has been at the forefront of e-commerce since the inception of the web, designing two platforms that went on to be Unicorns.The platform is built, operational and live with the first operator. There are two big partnerships signed up and a pipeline of deals at the final stages. With an extensive black book of industry figures keen to talk and 20% of their fundraising already at the term sheet stage, this startup is ready to fly.

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Taking away the pain from managing draw games

The Pitch


Charity and commercial draws are hugely popular. Support a local charity by entering a raffle. A national charity by entering their lottery. Win a car at the airport. Win a house online. Win a holiday competition. Play a mobile sports predictor competition. Join a hundred club. Win a TV competition. Enter a free draw… Anywhere in the world. People love playing draw games.All these draw games require a platform to manage their players and operate the games. With our cloud-hosted, microservices platform, operators can achieve much higher margins, launch new games and build their income streams. They don't require hugely costly 3rd party platforms and can avoid the costly process of custom application development with our proven pre-built software platform.It's a Unicorn Market. We are targeting £1.5BN in operator turnover in a £10bn market.

£150k Seed Investment

  • 20% sent term sheet

  • Seeking a total of £150k for 10% equity

  • SEIS + Advance Assurance

  • minimum £20k ticket

  • ASA (Advanced Subscription Agreement) option with discount

  • Investment is to launch our first contracted operators, close our operator pipeline and for further growth in operator sales. A rolling programme of planned platform enhancements, eligible for UK R&D tax credits

  • We will protect shareholder value and control dilution. The round will take us to profitability and beyond

  • The investment will accelerate the business to 70,000 players in 12 months


Revenue Model

  • Our revenue model is simple. We take between 2-6% of the operator game's turnover. A fee for each free entry

  • A focus on subscription and single-play draw games. We securely and accurately handle transactions via card, wallet, mobile payments, crypto, cash, free entries and more

  • A simple SDK / API integration with the operator front end. Integration fees where required

  • £75million in recurring annual fees is our goal. 5% of an annual £1.5bn

Traction

  • Live with our first operator. The Seat Lottery. Supporting Club Foundations. Initially in the UK

  • Two further operators at final contract stage, closing in July 2022 and worth over £1million in fee income in year 3

  • Two commercial partnership deals, offering access to our platform to over 1,000 clients. Signed and at technical integration stage

  • A current operator pipeline worth £4million in fee income Year 3. Closing now

  • The platform is fully developed. Meets ISO27001 standards. Tested to 5000 payments per second with 100% accuracy


Business + Team

  • Lottery & draw game management, PaaS, B2B

  • Based in London, UK. Global client acquisition

  • CEO: over a decade of experience in charity fundraising via raffles and lotteries. A background in SaaS software lottery platforms. Sold National Lottery contracts and international raffle solutions worth millions. A large operator black book

  • CTO: has been at the forefront of e-commerce since the inception of the web. He has designed two platforms that went on to achieve Unicorn status

  • CFO: a top-level investment specialist who has a background in central banks and hedge funds and running their associated business

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Introduction


An innovative employee personal financial wellbeing platform, at the pre-revenue MVP stage but with significant attention from several corporate clients who are ready to go live with the pilot. It was started by two London-based founders, with an MBA, 11+ years in financial services, extensive technical knowledge and a successful IT services company exit between them.The founders have created something uniquely different from the competition by taking a service usually only available to high-net-worth individuals and selling it as an employee benefit to corporates. They have put in a lot of sweat equity and funds to help realise their vision of giving millions of people better financial education and access to financial certainty.They have clients ready to go and a partnership in the final stages to give them FCA approval. In today's economy, this app is perfectly timed.

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Your Financial Future

The Pitch


Analysis has found that up to 8 out of 10 UK employees take their money worries to work, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious and impacting their performance and ability to perform at their best. Research has shown that these financial worries and stress cost employers payroll between 10 and 14%, affecting productivity, retention rates, attendance and engagement.Our solution is an innovative employee financial wellbeing platform, automatically forecasting all the user’s financial assets and debts as well as providing helpful financial guidance. It allows the user to plan, view and adjust and eliminate nasty surprises, which are the primary cause of financial worries and stress. Employees' financial needs are better met, leaving them engaged and productive in the workplace.

£300k Pre-Seed Investment

  • £25k verbally committed

  • Seeking a total of £300k for 10% equity

  • Advance subscription agreement available

  • Looking for angels and lead VC investors

  • Also open to additional value-add investors who can bring their network

  • SEIS and EIS Advance Assurance

  • The investment is to refine the platform following the MVP, pilot the program to paying launch customers in September 2022, fund further growth of user acquisitions and corporates and provide 3rd party integrations, regulatory authorisations and user support

  • The investment will accelerate this business to 1.4k active users and an ARR of £155k ahead of the next round


Revenue Model

  • B2B(2C) business model for fast user adoption

  • The primary revenue stream is from corporates as part of employee wellbeing

  • Multiple secondary revenue streams, product referral, financial advisers & personal subscription

  • LTV of average corporate £16k

  • Projection ARR of £600k+ in Q4 2024

Traction

  • Pre-revenue, advanced discussions with corporates for early adopters (200+ users)

  • Interest and discussions with wealth management firms for partnering opportunities

  • Significant attention from corporates around financial wellbeing and supporting employees with inflation

  • We have two corporates ready for the pilot stage, Chatham Financial: c. 250 users and Stephenson Law: c.50 users

  • In addition, we are speaking to Colliers, who are interested in using us when we launch. This would be a big user group, up to 300 users initially

  • We have started the FCA application with our partner Yodlee, and this is progressing well, with the licence expected in September 2022

  • The platform will have access to 30k+ financial institutions

  • Web-based platform, App version available for phones and tablets at launch


Business + Team

  • Financial services, personal finance, B2B2C

  • Based in London, UK

  • Founder 1: 11 years in financial services, experience in personal finance, MBA graduate 2021

  • Founder 2: 20+ years of tech, managing software teams & successful sold and exited a business in 2019

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Introduction


This early-revenue online solution challenges the corporate training model, where 90% of learning is forgotten within 30 days. The founders have created an interesting model for field-based development and are targetting a $2bn market by empowering managers to coach teams at scale.One of the founders is a successful tech entrepreneur who has successfully built and exited software companies. The founding team are based in UK, France and Switzerland, with more than 40 years of sales, training and coaching experience.They are generating revenue and have proven there is a market with more than 20 enterprise customers with 4000 users in Europe, NA and Asia. Revenues are forecast to be £269k in 2023 and reach £7.8m by 2026.The team already has £100k committed to their fundraising and is ready to scale plus add some exciting AI technology to expand the opportunity.

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Skills communication practice and coaching for field-based teams

The Pitch


$50bn is spent annually on corporate training, with 90% forgotten within 30 days, yet 99% of learning solutions only focus on knowledge retention despite neuroscience and experiential learning telling us that to appropriate new skills, we must practice with feedback in a meaningful context.We address the elephant in the room by embedding behaviours with meaningful practice, enabling managers to coach at scale and sharing best practices to increase collective intelligence.

£1m Seed Investment

  • £100k committed

  • Seeking a total of £1m for 22% equity

  • SEIS/EIS + Advance Assurance

  • The investment will be used to accelerate commercial growth and invest in key AI, security, front end and back end features

  • The investment will accelerate the business to £1m ARR and 100k active users ahead of Series A in Q3 2024

  • min. £100k ticket


Revenue Model

  • Volume tiered and SaaS-based annual subscription

  • Create a repeatable & scalable business via specialist and corporate training partners

  • Leverage AI technology, build on strategic relationships with sales enablement platforms and corporate training partners

  • LTV of £15k with a CAC of £1-£3k

  • Forecast revenue: £269K 2023. £1,191K 2024. £3,118k 2025. £7,802K 2026

Traction

  • We are generating revenue and have proved that there is a market with more than 20 enterprise customers with 4000 users in Europe, NA and Asia

  • Collaboration with Tag Heuer to develop our UI into 11 global languages enabling global project deployments

  • We have developed AI performance metrics that will help extend our market opportunity and generate valuable IP

  • Partnered with Houston and Warwick University to study the impact of micro-interventions on sales performance


Business + Team

  • Corporate training and sales enablement, B2B

  • An international team based in UK, France and Switzerland. The founder team has more than 60 years of sales, training and coaching experience

  • We are bolstered with a brains trust in finance, development and business strategy from organizations like IBM, Goldman Sachs, SGS and Sandler

  • The team also has experience successfully building and selling tech startups

  • Company registered in the UK

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First British process mining tool

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Introduction


A pre-revenue MVP which is a must-have process mining Saas tool to help enterprises discover and fix inadequacies and performance issues in their business processes and implement successful digital transformation projects. The founding team are domain experts with plans to target the $2bn process mining market (rising to $10bn by 2028 according to Gartner).The founder has over 12 years software sales experience in this field, has done eight years of multi-million digital transformation projects for Fortune 1000 companies and was head hunted by a process intelligence vendor, consulting to VCs looking at Series B and C investments.The team spotted the missing process mining element in other digital transformation solutions and bootstrapped with their own funds to create the MVP. They are now ready to build a full solution and grow the large £50k ticket enterprise sales to an ARR of £500k within the first year.

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B2B enterprise software driving digital transformation and automation

The Pitch


We are a B2B Process Mining SaaS that helps organisations discover and fix the inadequacies impeding the performance of business processes. It's a must-have tool to implement successful digital transformation and accelerate automation projects.Over 70% of digital transformation projects fail due to a lack of insights into business processes, and automation initiatives fail to scale up. Fact-based and data-backed insights about business processes such as O2C, P2P, etc provided by our platform enable businesses to have a detailed understanding of how their business processes are being executed, what needs fixing and make informed decisions that have guaranteed ROI. This is why Process Mining is in such high demand.The Process Mining market is growing at speed, and according to Gartner, it's bound to reach a $2B valuation this year and $10.5B by 2028. The increasing awareness about the need to understand and analyse business processes driven by digital transformation and automation are key factors driving the market growth.

£2m Seed Investment

  • Seeking a total of £2m for 10% equity

  • The investment will provide a runway of 18 months, enabling us to launch in 2 major markets, the UK and USA, and meet our targeted valuation of £25m at the end of year two

  • The investment will also help to grow the engineering, marketing, product, and sales teams and have a faster product development


Revenue Model

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) annual license subscription

  • Direct and through partners

  • 1 package of 10 licenses costs £50,000 per year. Estimating to have 10 customers by the end of first year, providing £500k ARR

Traction

  • MVP (on steroids) was launched and tested by friendly customers

  • Trials were given to ten process mining experts, and feedback was all positive

  • Delivery partners and resellers are aligned in the UK and US

  • Letter of intent from a potential client

  • A VC backed automation platform start-up wants to OEM our solution – with 2 potential customers within next month


Business + Team
(Ethnic minority founder)

  • Digital transformation, automation, digital twin, process improvement, B2B process mining

  • Company registered in the UK

  • The founders & leadership team are all domain experts and respected figures in this industry

  • CEO: Process mining & automation expert with 12+ years of software sales experience. Helped raise 7M Euro in series A for a start-up that was recently acquired by Microsoft

  • CPO: A process management expert with a degree in software engineering and 10+ years of experience in building software for start-ups and medium and large enterprises

  • CTO: 20+ years of experience in software engineering and several advisory roles. Utilising techniques in data science, AI, ML, NLP, and systems modelling

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Introduction


A post-revenue German startup looking to expand to the UK and beyond, with the plans, vision and skills to push road traffic infrastructure into the 21st century, helping to reduce road deaths in line with UN plans and transition cities to better support more sustainable modes of transport.The three super-smart and tightly-knit founders have a very strong technical background: ex-R&D director at Siemens and Rolls-Royce, 2 PhDs, a total of 40 years of executive experience, plus expertise in AI, computer vision and hardware development. The right people for this sector!The business is already running, with €350k of revenue in the last ten months, approximately €4m in the pipeline with government and corporate clients, and revenue split across leasing of hardware and the sale of traffic data. The founders hired the ex-head of sales from their main German competitor and have 15 employees from 11 countries, including 40% female engineers.They've successfully raised a previous round, and this one is already €1.5m committed. There's a lot going for this team.

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Traffic sensors which enable efficient and safer traffic for everyone

The Pitch


The UN announced a decade of road safety to reduce the traffic death toll by 50% within the next ten years, reducing yearly road deaths by a staggering 500,000. This is the major death cause globally for people aged 5-30. Additionally, our city infrastructure does not allow for a traffic transition to more sustainable modes of transport.Our solution can tackle both of these issues at once, creating an infrastructure that can address changing traffic conditions and reduce traffic accidents, injuries and deaths through safer roads.We provide leasing of real-time sensors for traffic data acquisition, optimisation and enforcement. We utilise the power of edge computing, AI, and computer vision to enable real-time traffic data and a transition of traffic infrastructure, which is able to include all traffic participants in its planning and optimisation.Help us finally push traffic infrastructure into the 21st century.

€3m Seed Investment

  • Approximately €1.5m already committed

  • Seeking a total of €3m for 25% equity

  • min. €100k ticket

  • We are looking for meaningful investors who can bring more to the table, supporting us with govtech, supply chain expertise, production scaling, setting up international trade and multi-national teams

  • The investment will help us achieve a scalable operation and a strong customer base before the next round


Business + Team
(Immigrant Ukranian founder)

  • Traffic Infrastructure, Data, GovTech, B2B, B2G

  • Company registered and based in Germany but with a global team and looking to expand internationally, including the UK

  • Three founders, all physicists with different specialisations

  • 15 employees from 11 countries, 40% female engineers

  • Hired ex-head of sales from our main German competitor

  • Advisor network in place to help scale in the road safety sector

Traction

  • €350k revenue in the last ten months

  • Approximately €4m in the pipeline

  • Public road maintenance authority customers: Won via European tender plus five follow-up contracts without tenders. Also applied for approximately €2m in multi-year contracts and other tenders

  • Police/Enforcement customers: proof of concept in 4 countries with approximately €2m of pre-orders once certification is completed in early 2023. €1.5m in pre-orders came from a single trade show day in Germany alone. Also minimum revenue from paid PoCs from the DACH region and Belgium

  • Engineering companies that provide consultancy to cities for city and road planning: Validated lease prices and MRR for leasing sensors to gather traffic data. This is scalable but requires some development to make the process easier


Revenue Model

  • Multiple potential revenue streams

  • Leasing of sensors

  • Broker traffic data

  • Enforcement case fees and enforcement operations (depending on the country)

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UK’s first companionship marketplace app

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Introduction


A marketplace and community app with a social purpose that provides companionship for loved ones. The experienced female founder has already launched a B2C service, with 1,500 registered organisers and 6,000 registered companions. They are now ready to launch the B2B offering and have a £3m pipeline from discussions and verbal agreements with three enterprises seeking to offer it as an employee benefit.The founder previously headed up the UK advertising team at Amazon in London but found juggling her demanding job with young children and aging parents to be overwhelming. All existing services to support them were inconvenient, expensive, and confusing. So like all great entrepreneurs, she set about building the ideal solution.The leadership team has a lot of experience in startups, advertising, marketing, M&A and technology, and the founder is very committed, having invested capital and a lot of 'own risk' to bootstrap the business. When the enterprise B2B service launches, this one is set to grow quickly.

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B2B and B2C app providing easy, affordable and safe help and companionship

The Pitch


A purpose-driven award-winning app that enables people to easily, safely and affordably book help or companionship for themselves or a loved one. The B2C service was launched in Dec 2020, and the app is now delivering strong growth (157% QoQ on visits, 27% increase in registrations of companions and organisers and 98% retention rate).The B2B proposition went to market in April 2022 and is about to launch with the first three enterprises to help them attract and retain talent whilst reducing absenteeism and increasing employee wellbeing and productivity.

£2m Seed Investment

  • £750k has already been raised for this round and is in the company bank account, with a further £300k in verbal commitments or terms sheets sent

  • Seeking a total of £2m for 13.9% equity

  • We have already closed two quick and successful seed rounds to date. One in Nov 2020 of £210k at £5.5m valuation for proof of concept and the second in June 2021 at £8m valuation

  • The founder has also invested £100k of her own money to get the company off the ground

  • The investment provides an 18 month runway providing capital for the company to grow the customer success and B2B sales team as the B2B market is growing fast with a £3m pipeline currently in conversation

  • EIS and advanced assurance


Revenue Model

  • Community, Home Care, Marketplace App, B2B, B2C

  • We take 25% of every visit on B2C commission profit on visits

  • B2B is billed Per Employee Per Annum (PEPA) for SaaS plus 25%

  • UK market profitable by 2025, targeting 25% operating margin

  • Pre-money valuation £12m (up from £8m pre-revenue)

  • Exit multiples in 15-20x range within 5 years

  • Recent Papa investment round indicates high revenue multiples in this high growth market (18x)

Traction

  • 30,000 app downloads

  • 1,500 registered organisers

  • 6,000 registered companions

  • 157% growth QoQ in visits (we launched Dec 2020, 2 weeks later UK went into lockdown which prevented visits in 2021 so traction is ramping since Jan 2022)

  • 27% growth QoQ of companions and organisers

  • 98% retention rate

  • £29 blended CPA

  • 3 first contracts verbally agreed for B2B launch, £3m pipeline in discussion


Business + Team
(Female founder)

  • Female founded company (Ex C-Suite Amazon and sky)

  • A leadership team with over 80 years experience in startups, advertising, marketing, M&A and technology

  • All employees have a purpose and growth mindset driven to bring the company to scale from personal experience ranging from witnessing loneliness or depression in loved ones, struggling to balance work with personal life or needing help when in recovery

  • 9 full time employees

  • Team 80% remote with head office in London

  • 2 female advisors from leading London VC’s

  • 5 hands on advisors from banking, tech, health care and B2B sales

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Grocery comparison shopping

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Introduction


A pre-launch MVP with a simple online solution on the surface but a big engine underneath to help users compare their grocery shopping baskets and easily move them between supermarkets to make savings. The female founder previously set up and exited another e-commerce startup and the platform is being built by the ex-CTO of an old competitor who took their service to 5 million monthly users.The UK-based minority founder is also a law graduate, has a successful manufacturing business in Denmark and is an SEO expert and speaker. The solution contains several smart features that will generate a lot of viral interest around the service, and there is also a major supermarket tie-in in the pipeline.This app is a must to support households in the current economic climate and help them save money on their weekly shopping bills. It is likely to be extremely popular, and with the founder's SEO and marketing expertise, take up will be fast.

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On average a user can save £20 on each weekly shop

The Pitch


With inflation being the highest it has been for 30 years, consumers are desperate to save money now more than ever. There are 28.1 million households in the UK that could save an average of £20 per weekly grocery shop.Our solution can help our users navigate the supermarket prices through the use of our tech. We will analyse the products in our users basket and show them where their basket is cheapest. We will then send their basket to their chosen supermarket, where they can check out as usual. We will also suggest swapping some items for cheaper substitutes or alternative sizes that offer better value.

£460k Pre-Seed Investment

  • EIS + Advanced Assurance

  • Seeking a total of £460k for 20% equity

  • Investment is to finish the design of our app, incorporate the last few features and build our website so we can start trading

  • The investment will cover our costs until we are profitable in month seven after trading has begun


Revenue Model

  • Multiple potential revenue streams

  • A free version is available plus two subscription models with different features, at £2.49 per month and £3.99 per month

  • We will sell the data

  • Our data will be packaged in a user-friendly way and sold to relevant parties for prediction of shopping trends and buyer habits, to track shopper journeys and demographics and to give access to real-time market share, NPD pricing and promotional data

  • We can also offer in-depth customized reports

  • Brands can run advertising campaigns, A/B test concepts, run supporting media campaigns and will also have the option of building a mini store for Save My Budget users

Traction

  • The MVP has several features already implemented

  • We can transfer the shopping cart/basket to different supermarkets

  • It is possible to split the cart/basket when shopping at two supermarkets would be cheaper than in one

  • A swipe & save feature is available, giving the option to change the product chosen if another one offers better value for money

  • We have a barcode scanner, allowing users to scan a product's barcode and see the price in all supermarkets


Business + Team
(Female minority founder)

  • Retail tech, consumer tech, B2B, B2C

  • Company registered in the UK

  • CEO: 14 years of experience in startups with expertise in social media marketing and SEO

  • CTO: over 20 years of experience. Planned, managed and developed the tech behind MySupermarket, taking them to 5 mil monthly users

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Contracts for the relationship economy

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Introduction


This legal tech solution will radically change how the world views and interacts with legal contracts by using design and automation to make them simpler, and more useful and engaging business tools. The private beta and MVP have delivered ten clients through a partner with a value of £100k, and the team is now preparing to build the third generation product ready to scale up and drive projected revenues of £6.7m in 2025 and £15m in 2026.The founding team are legal industry experts and thought leaders at the top of their game. They have a shared mission to combine the power of design thinking with tech to create more positive human relationships and solve the problem of trust when it comes to legal contracts.The founder has 22 years as a lawyer in the Big 4 and G250 companies and has bootstrapped the service to date, operationalising and automating the legal design methods already proven with early consulting customers. He firmly believes in the future of "doing legal better" by using tech and is about to change the face of contracts forever.

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Automated contracts that radically speed up deals, improve customer experiences and increase trust

The Pitch


Nobody understands contracts. They are dysfunctional and dull, resulting in high process costs, long deal cycles and low trust. Existing tech hasn't changed that because it's been trying to solve a process problem, rather than the human problem it is.We are a legal tech start-up that is changing this by solving the biggest problem with contracts: their contents and how they are communicated. This requires contracts to be radically redesigned as simpler, human relationship tools. We are the world's first contract technology that automates visual contracts, which have been proven to be easier to understand - reducing the need for legal intervention and speeding up negotiations.With us, customers have reduced contracting cycles by 50-80% while boosting user experience and trust.

£350k Pre-Seed Investment

  • Seeking £350k for 10.45% equity

  • Looking for an open-minded early-stage VC or angel syndicate as the lead investor

  • Looking for angel investors who can add value through their networks or knowledge of developing and selling SaaS products

  • Minimum £50k ticket

  • The investment will be used to move the product from an MVP/private beta to a marketable beachhead product, grow our ability to deliver projects and customer success by adding two FTEs, enable the founder to move to the business full time, and fund an organised sales effort to secure our market beachhead

  • The investment will help to move the business towards £270k revenue and 50 customers ahead of a seed round in Q3 2023

  • High exit potential (2017-2021 legal tech exits: 414 deals worth $26.74B, contract tech being the #1 by volume)

  • EIS + applied for advance assurance


Revenue Model

  • SaaS annual subscriptions, with design service as an add-on or door-opener

  • High potential for YoY ARR growth per customer by adding new users and custom templates

  • Built-in network effects: (a) each legal seat can lead to 10x business seats; (b) unique visual style means that every page view or negotiation is a demo

  • Projected £6.7m revenue in 2025, £15m in 2026

  • LTV of £6,500-£150,000 with a CAC pay-off within 3-10 months, depending on customer profile

Traction

  • Delivered 10+ client projects with a value of £100k using the MVP through our consulting partner LexSolutions during the past 18 months

  • Created a private beta community of testers and potential customers; growing organically by invitation only with 40+ members

  • We have partnered with innovative legal businesses to develop products for their clients and the broader market. Seven active partners with multi-customer potential

  • Operationalising and automating a methodology sold to and proven with multiple consulting customers, including fast-growth companies and top brands

  • Won our first direct paying customers in May-June 2022 and have a pipeline to achieve revenue targets in 2022 (£50k) and 2023 (£277k) - prior to any organised sales effort


Business + Team

  • Legal tech, contract tech, Saas, B2B, B2B2C

  • Business and co-founders are based in London, UK, with the founder resident in Italy

  • The management team has a combined 60+ years in the legal industry, with GC and senior roles in private practice and in-house

  • Founder: a lawyer and legal technologist with 22 years in Big 4 and G250 companies. He is a thought leader on better contracts and has helped many companies improve their contracts, contract processes and other legal operations. He started the business to operationalise and automate his proven methods

  • Co-founder 1: a former tech/media GC with a 20-year career and founder of a London legal consultancy. He is also a relationships systems coach and expert on organisational wellness - bringing fresh angles to our mission of building positive relationships

  • Co-founder 2: a business leadership background in industry and is now an adviser and co-founder in technology start-ups. Having worked with the first co-founder on complex deals when they were both at Whirlpool, he understands first-hand both the pain of contracting and how it can be made better

  • We are supported by a former head of innovation at WorldCC (an international body focused on better contracting) where she led contract design projects for well-known multinational companies. She started working with us because a growing number of businesses are redesigning their contracts, yet are unable to automate them using conventional contract tech

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Restaurant management solution

Intro Card (ID: 315)

Introduction


A complete restaurant management platform, launched and ready to target the independent foodservice market worth £23bn/year with 100,000 venues in the UK alone. The team includes two founders who have run a successful software development business and another with an MBA and 15 years in hospitality.The combined founder experience has allowed them to bootstrap a solution and build a roadmap of new features unrivalled by competitors. Since a soft launch in August 2021, they've brought in several active venues with over £100k worth of fulfilled orders.The founders are passionate individuals. In their words... "we are for the independents. For the ones who burn more than the midnight oil. For the business owners who are also the greeters, the cooks, and the washer-uppers. For the early risers and the last ones to close up. We provide seamless technology, dedicated solely to the success and promotion of independent restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés and takeaways.".They've taken the time to find a fit and are now ready to grow. I believe the team has the potential to make the platform a market leader for supporting independent hospitality, not just in the UK but globally.

Steve

Hassle-free orders, bookings and payments for independent hospitality venues

The Pitch


Hospitality venue owners are not usually tech-savvy people. They are forced to use expensive providers of technology services, which erodes their margins. They also lose valuable connections with their community by using these services. Venue owners earn less from loyal customers because of high commissions and fees.Simple and effective, our system is an intelligent tool built for the independent hospitality industry. Its purpose is to provide affordable solutions for restaurant owners and operators. The brand promotes the identity of independent venues, increasing their margins and profitability.

£150k Pre-Seed Investment

  • Seeking £150k for 15% equity

  • SEIS/EIS + advance assurance

  • Projected Year 5 valuation £12m

  • Minimum £10k ticket

  • Looking for angel investors who can add value through their networks in the hospitality sector or knowledge of developing and selling SaaS products

  • The investment will be used for further product development and to grow the sales and marketing team to drive venue and user uptake and business growth

  • Notable exit of similar service Butlr, acquired by Orderpay


Revenue Model

  • Transaction fees of 2% + 70p on all orders

  • Saas monthly platform subscriptions of £70 per venue

  • All revenue generated from the venues

  • Projected £1.1m revenue in year 3, £2.1m in year 5

Traction

  • In the growth stage with early venue clients and users

  • Six live venues

  • Processing orders of £7,000+ per month

  • 3,500 Users

  • Platform and iOS/Android apps are live


Business + Team

  • Hospitality tech, food sector, Saas, B2B, B2B2C, SaaS

  • Business and founders are based in the UK

  • Co-Founder 1: 6 years in the tech industry, 5 years of leadership experience and existing founder of a software development business

  • Co-Founder 2: 15 years of experience in hospitality, 7 years in consultancy, MBA In Business Administration, Ex-Business Development Director at SVM Europe, Chartered Manager and previous projects with Hilton Worldwide, Starbucks and Cafe Nero

  • Co-Founder 3: 10 years in the tech industry, 5 years of development experience, ex-NoteMachine and founder of a software development business

  • Advisor: ex-MD at Whitbread PLC, MBA, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Fellow of the Hotel & Catering Institute and previous projects with Whitbread, Greene King and JustEat

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Disrupting the glampsite booking industry

Intro Card (ID: 316)

Introduction


Dedicated to supporting glampsite owners, this is a social-first, professional marketing solution, wrapped up in a frictionless Saas platform, for a market worth $2.35bn globally in 2021 (growing to $5bn by 2030) and with 10,000 glampsites in the UK alone. The founder has an MBA, a lot of tech experience, is MD and part-owner of a marketing agency, and has pulled together a great team to enhance the MVP, launch soon and grow this opportunity.They have carried out extensive market research and built a lot of insights, having spent many years developing ideas for clients through their hospitality-focused marketing agency. This has led to a deep understanding of the glamping market and recognition of a gap in how glampsite owners can grow direct bookings in a social-driven world.The brand is designed and built, the social, messaging and sales approaches have been tested and refined, and a social following of glampsite owners is growing (400+ to date).A lot of bootstrapping and own risk has already been put in and I believe the team have the skills to take advantage of this very big global market.

Steve

Linking the huge power of social media marketing with vacation direct bookings

The Pitch


We solve the problem that every glampsite owner faces: how to get direct bookings through professional-grade marketing in a social-driven world.Glamping site owners have to find ways of telling their world about their amazing space, and with 70% of people researching their next holiday on social, Instagram is a great place to showcase themselves. But the route to booking is full of friction. Their main alternative options are either via commission-based listing sites or through amateur off-shelf solutions such as WIX, neither of which are social friendly.We provide a professional marketing solution via our SaaS platform. Our major USP is being social first, putting glamping sites right in front of their audience on social media, and making the process of booking as frictionless as possible. We also offer everything needed from looking to booking.We will initially be launching in the UK, where, according to research by glamping consultancy Crown and Canopy, there are now over 10,000 glampsites of all shapes and sizes.

£150k Pre-Seed Investment

  • Seeking £150k for 10% equity

  • SEIS + Advance Assurance

  • Minimum £25k ticket

  • The investment will be used to finalise the development of the platform and to grow the sales and marketing team to drive uptake by customers and glampsite owners

  • Open to experienced investors coming on board, either hands-off or able to provide valuable advice, guidance and input

  • We welcome angel investors who can add sector experience in travel, marketing or social media


Revenue Model

  • Saas platform subscription model

  • £300 per site per month, or £3,000 per year

  • Access to all aspects of the platform, including the website and booking system

  • Other subscription opportunities in development include basic and premium

  • Projected £868k revenue in year 2 and almost £1.5m in year 3

  • Opportunity to reach established markets in Western Europe and parts of the US and a rapidly growing market in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world

  • The worldwide market is valued at $ 2.35 billion in 2021 (Grand View Research 2021) and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2022 to 2030 to reach the $5 billion

  • Estimated UK TAM: 10,000 Glampsites

  • Estimated UK SAM: 6000 sites

  • Estimated UK SOM: 300 Sites

Traction

  • We have a working MVP being readied for client testing

  • Extensive testing of messaging and market research directly with glampsite owners

  • Very positive feedback on the solution from owners

  • Built an audience of over 400 glampsite owners on social

  • Assembled an excellent team to develop the full solution

  • Preparing for launch and major Glamping Owners Exhibition in September


Business + Team

  • Glamping, accommodation, travel, B2B2C, marketplace, Saas

  • The business and founders are based in Norfolk, UK

  • We have brought together a great team

  • Founder: originally a developer with experience at UBS in the City of London, he has gone on to forge a career in web development and marketing, gain an MBA, spend six years teaching IT and now be the Managing Director and part-owner of a hospitality-focused marketing agency

  • CTO: has worked with the founder for over four years on hundreds of web products for a variety of clients. Currently seconded from the founder's marketing agency and ready to move full-time to the new business as required, she is well placed to lead this new phase of product development

  • Marketing and social media are led by two further secondments from the founder's marketing agency, bringing a Masters in marketing, experience with clients such as MTV and UNESCO and a veteran Instagram expert who has gained 61,000 followers

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B2B Digital Asset & Brand Management

Intro Card (ID: 317)

Introduction


This legal tech solution will radically change how the world views and interacts with legal contracts by using design and automation to make them simpler, and more useful and engaging business tools. The private beta and MVP have delivered ten clients through a partner with a value of £100k, and the team is now preparing to build the third generation product ready to scale up and drive projected revenues of £6.7m in 2025 and £15m in 2026.The founding team are legal industry experts and thought leaders at the top of their game. They have a shared mission to combine the power of design thinking with tech to create more positive human relationships and solve the problem of trust when it comes to legal contracts.The founder has 22 years as a lawyer in the Big 4 and G250 companies and has bootstrapped the service to date, operationalising and automating the legal design methods already proven with early consulting customers. He firmly believes in the future of "doing legal better" by using tech and is about to change the face of contracts forever.

Steve

The power behind digital products and promotions

The Pitch


In today’s marketing landscape, the way modern marketers create and manage content has changed. With the global cloud computing marketplace estimated to reach $1,251 Billion by 2028, with digital Cloud activity alone at $800 Billion, it is vital to ensure corporate control and balance.To market on a large or corporate scale requires a Marketing Asset Management system. Whatever mechanism is in place to provide compliant secure communications, there has to be a power behind the products, services and promotions.Companies can no longer afford not to take this lightly. They are dealing with important corporate documents, well-thought-out brand disciplines, high-level design promotions, costly manufactured products, fantastic imagery and promotional campaign management, plus legal compliance documentation, all in a digital format as today's audience demands.Our intuitive and user-friendly cloud-based digital asset management solution empowers clients to create, find and use the content they need, when they need it and from any location.

£950k Pre-Seed Investment

  • Seeking £950k for 30% equity

  • EIS + Advance Assurance

  • Minimum £50k ticket

  • We seek a lead investor for £700,000 and additional angels for the remaining £250,000

  • The investment will be used to provide high growth sales and support the product development for two years

  • An Advanced Subscription Agreement is being considered to allow early funding to support the product-market-fit stage


Business + Team

  • Business process, digital asset management, B2B, SaaS, enterprise

  • The business and founder are based in London, UK

  • Founded by an ex-corporate procurement and consultancy-based business process specialist

  • Our talent pool provides a mixture of specialisms covering a senior CFO & CTO with over 45 years of City experience and operations, including media, Microsoft, and AWS accreditation, and a sales and marketing specialist with senior heritage and a Professor of Science exec.

  • Appointed sales partners in Media and Marketing, with agreements in place for partner specialists per sector

Traction

  • Product tested with Compact media and passed user acceptance testing with Pirelli UK

  • The system will use Microsoft Azure, with $125,000 benefits

  • Contracts to be confirmed with one of two Partner development companies (expected rebate agreement or investment)

  • Full product development scoping for years one and two

  • Two databases, Beauhurst and Crunchbase agreed (variable markets), and Salesforce signed

  • A recruitment partner and two premier sales advisors agreed

  • Part of Imperial College, London partner programme and contract signed with them for Ai technology advances

  • Web marketing plan and full KPI sales plan agreed


Revenue Model

  • Several enterprise-level Saas and add-on models will be offered

  • The first level will cost £20,000 to £30,000 per annum

  • An advanced level will cost £60,000 to £74,000 per annum

  • Additional paid modules for support and other options are available

  • Clients can also access training at £900 per day variable

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The parties agree that this Agreement and providing the Services do not make the Consultant an Employee, worker, partner, member or agent of the Client and the Consultant cannot hold themselves out as being any of these. The Consultant does not have (and must not hold themselves out as having) any authority to incur any expense to the Client or to bind the Client in any other way.8. The Client does not directly control the Consultant's actions. The Consultant can provide the Services in the way they choose, except when this Agreement states otherwise.9. The Consultant shall provide at their own cost, all necessary equipment and resources as is reasonable for the performance of the Services. The Consultant is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the safety of such equipment and resources as necessary.10. If the Consultant's equipment or resources are stored on the Client's property, the Client must not use them without the Consultant's prior written consent and must contact the Consultant before making any changes to where or how they are stored.11. The Consultant may use third parties to provide administrative functions relating to the Services, but must bear the costs of this in full and any such third party must, if requested by the Client, enter into direct promises with the Client, including relating to confidentiality.12. The Services shall be provided at such locations and during such hours as the Consultant chooses and deems appropriate for the satisfactory performance of the Services. Unless agreed prior to the start of the agreement, all communications between the Consultant and Client will be over email, Zoom video calls or WhatsApp chat, calls or video calls. All calls and video calls must be pre-scheduled using the online calendar scheduling service provided by the Consultant to the Client at the start or throughout the agreement.Fees and Expenses13. The Client must pay the Consultant the fees as agreed in the invoices or at the time of signup (plus Value Added Tax if applicable) for providing the Services. The Client will not pay the Consultant for any period when the Services are not provided, for any reason.14. The Consultant may send an invoice to the Client for all work and may do so by email or WhatsApp messaging. Invoices will detail whether fees are due prior to work or after the work and also confirm the payment methods which may include bank transfer or a direct debit for UK clients (or ACH for American clients or SEPA for EU clients). If the agreed payment method is bank transfer, the Client must pay the Consultant within 1 business day of receiving an invoice from the Consultant, or the due date, whichever is earliest. If the agreed payment method is direct debit, ACH or SEPA, the Client must sign and agree to the mandate as soon as received, ensure sufficient funds are available for all future payments and allow the Consultant to make all future payment requests, as agreed on the invoice, up to 5 business days prior to the due date. This early payment request date is required to allow for the bank processing period, ensuring the funds are cleared by or on the due date.15. The Consultant reserves the right to claim interest, compensation and reasonable costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 and it is agreed that the term implied by that Act shall apply after any judgment as well as before. Any reference to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 is also a reference to any amendment, modification or re-enactment of it. If for any reason the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 does not apply, interest shall be payable on overdue amounts at 8% over the Bank of England Base Rate from time to time.16. The Consultant is responsible for all expenses incurred by them while performing the Services except if the parties agree differently in writing in advance of any specific expenses being incurred.17. If either party ends this Agreement early, the Consultant will only be paid for Services satisfactorily provided by the last day of the Term. The Client shall be entitled to deduct from the fees (and any other sums) due to the Consultant any sums that the Consultant may owe to the Client at any time.Termination18. This Agreement begins on the Commencement Date or at the time of signup and ends when either party gives at least 1 month's advance written notice that they wish to terminate it or when one of the grounds for immediate termination set out in this clause applies. This Agreement will automatically end if the work, as defined in the invoices or at the time of signup, is fixed-term or a fixed project and has been completed.19. The Client can terminate the Agreement in writing immediately without notice or payment of any compensation (without prejudice to other rights in law to terminate this agreement) if the Consultant:a. is guilty of any misconduct;b. commits any fundamental or repeated breach of this Agreement or the Consultant fails to comply with the Client's policies or any reasonable and lawful directions of the Client or is negligent or incompetent in performing the Services;c. commits a criminal offence or acts in any way dishonestly, whether or not while providing the Services, which damages or is likely to damage their or the Client's reputation;d. is unable to provide the Services for ten days in any one month consecutive period; ore. becomes bankrupt, applies for or is the subject of a receiving order or makes any composition or enters any deed of arrangement with their creditors or has a county court administration order made against them under the County Court Act 1984.20. The Consultant can terminate this Agreement immediately without notice or payment of any compensation if the Client:a. commits any fundamental or repeated breach this Agreement;b. commits a criminal offence or acts in any way dishonestly, whether or not while the Consultant is providing the Services, which damages or is likely to damage the Consultant's or the Client's reputation;c. is a company and is dissolved or stops conducting substantially all of its business or cannot pay its debts as they fall due or a receiver is appointed over any of its property or assets or it is subject to an administration order (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986) or goes into liquidation; ord. is a natural person and is bankrupt, applies for or is the subject of a receiving order or makes any composition or enters any deed of arrangement with their creditors or has a county court administration order made against them under the County Court Act 1984.Confidential information21. During the Term, the Consultant may have access to confidential information about the Client and its business(es) which includes documents and information whether written, electronic or otherwise, which is any non-public information concerning the Client's:a. finances, operational model, business plans and sales and marketing information, plans and strategies, business transactions, research activities and dealings and affairs, trade secrets including technical data and know-how;b. customers, suppliers, licensors, licensees, agents, distributors, shareholders, management, contractors or other business contacts including, without limitation, lists of, identities of, contact details of and requirements of such persons, pricing or price structures, discounts, special prices or special contract terms offered to or by or agreed with such persons;c. Intellectual Property, existing and planned goods, product lines or services and their components and any underlying technology or proprietary materials;d. computer and communications systems, source codes and software;in each case whether past, current, future or prospective, whether the Consultant creates, develops, receives or obtains the information, whether it is marked confidential or not. Confidential information does not include any information which is generally available to the public other than through the Consultant's breach of this Agreement. Confidential information does not include any information which the Client requests that the Consultant share with other specific or general parties.22. During and after the Term, the Consultant must not use or disclose or allow the use or disclosure of any confidential information, except:a. as necessary to properly perform the Services; orb. with the Client's prior written consent or as required by law or ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.23. As soon as either this Agreement ends, however that happens or the Client requests it, the Consultant must:a. return to the Client all materials, equipment, property and documents that they have or control that either belong to or relate to the Client or its business or clients;b. delete any such property and information from any electronic device which belongs to the Consultant, including contact details of business contacts made during the course of this agreement, however stored and from personal, social or professional networking accounts.24. The Client may have access to the confidential information of the Consultant included in the first clause in this section on confidential information and the Client agrees not to use or disclose or allow the use or disclosure of any such confidential information without the Consultant's prior written consent apart from if the second clause in this section on confidential information applies.25. This clause does not exist.

Data Protection26. Both parties shall comply with their obligations under the Data Protection Laws, so far as they relate to their obligations under this Agreement.27. The Client shall only supply to the Consultant, and the Consultant shall only process, in each case under or in relation to this Agreement, the Personal Data of Data Subjects falling within the categories and types specified in Part A of Schedule 1 (Data processing information) (the Client Personal Data) and the Consultant shall only process the Client Personal Data for the purposes specified in Part A of Schedule 1 (Data processing information).28. The Consultant shall only process the Client Personal Data during and for the Term of this Agreement.29. The Consultant shall not transfer any personal data obtained from the Client outside of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA) unless the prior written consent of the Client has been obtained.30. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Consultant may process Personal Data if and to the extent that the Consultant is required to do so by applicable law. In such a case, the Consultant shall inform the Client of the legal requirement before processing, unless that law prohibits such information on grounds of public interest.31. The Consultant shall ensure that persons authorised to process the Client Personal Data have committed themselves to confidentiality, or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.32. The Consultant shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security for the Client Personal Data. The Consultant shall provide the Client with details of all such technical and organisational measures on reasonable written notice from the Client.33. Where the Consultant is acting as a Processor of Client Personal Data in connection with its delivery of Services under this Agreement the Consultant may retain and use the services of third parties who from time to time may need to process Personal Data (each a Third Party Sub-Processor). As such, the Client hereby generally authorises each Third Party Sub-Processor engaged by the Consultant at the time this Agreement is executed to be a sub-processor in relation to the Personal Data. The Consultant will provide the Client with a list of all Third Party Sub-Processors on written request.34. The Consultant will enter into an agreement with each Third Party Sub-Processor that obligates the Third Party Sub-Processor to process the Personal Data in a manner substantially similar to the standards set forth under this Agreement, and at a minimum, at the level of data protection required by Data Protection Laws (to the extent applicable to the services by the Third Party Sub-Processor under this Agreement).35. The Consultant must give the Client at least 30 days' notice of any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of any Third Party Sub-Processor. If the Client objects to any such changes before their implementation, then the parties shall discuss commercially reasonable alternative solutions in good faith.36. The Consultant shall be liable for the acts and omissions of the Third Party Sub-Processor to the same extent the Consultant would be liable if performing the services of each Third Party Sub-Processor directly under the terms of this Agreement.37. The Consultant shall, insofar as possible and taking into account the nature of the processing:a. take appropriate technical and organisational measures to assist the Client with the fulfilment of the Client's obligation to respond to requests exercising a Data Subject's rights under the Data Protection Laws;b. assist the Client in ensuring compliance with the obligations relating to the security of processing of Personal Data, the notification of Personal Data breaches to the Supervisory Authority, the communication of Personal Data breaches to the Data Subject, Data Protection Impact Assessments (as such term is defined in the Data Protection Laws) and prior consultations in relation to high-risk processing under the Data Protection Laws;c. make available to the Client all information necessary to demonstrate the compliance of the Consultant with its obligations under the Data Protection Laws;d. at the Client's discretion, delete or return all of the Client Personal Data to the Client upon termination or expiry of the Agreement, and shall delete existing copies save to the extent that applicable law requires storage of the relevant Personal Data; ande. allow for and contribute to audits, including inspections conducted by the Client or another auditor mandated by the Client in respect of the compliance of the Consultant's processing of Client Personal Data with the Data Protection Laws.38. The Client may hold and process a wide variety of Personal Data about the Consultant, including references, personal records, emails containing personal details, addresses and details of contractual benefits. Some of this data may come within the "special categories of personal data" (known as sensitive personal data) and includes but is not limited to information about:a. the Consultant's racial or ethnic origin or religious or similar information, for equal opportunities monitoring;b. information about the physical or mental health of the Consultant to monitor sickness absence; andc. any criminal proceedings involving the Consultant, for insurance purposes and to comply with legal requirements and third party obligations.39. The Client will only process sensitive personal data if:a. it has a lawful basis for doing so; andb. one of the special conditions for processing sensitive personal data applies, eg the Consultant has given their explicit consent.40. Before processing any sensitive personal data, the Client will take all steps necessary to ensure it can process such information lawfully.41. The Client will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep the Consultant's data secure, and in particular, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. More information on data security can be found in the Client's Information Security Policy.Warranties and indemnities42. The Consultant represents and warrants that they do not have any obligation which would restrict or prohibit them from complying with this Agreement.43. Neither party will be liable for:a. any form of indirect, consequential or special loss;b. any loss or corruption of any data, database or software;c. any loss of business, contracts or commercial opportunities or any other form of pure economic loss, direct or indirect.44. Nothing in this Agreement:a. limits or excludes a party's liability for causing death or personal injury by their negligence;b. limits or excludes a party's liability for their fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; orc. limits or excludes a party's liability in any way not permitted under applicable law.45. The total liability of both the Client and Consultant (however arising) under the Agreement will be £0.46. The Consultant is solely responsible for paying tax and National Insurance Contributions on payments to them in respect of payments to them for the Services. The Consultant must indemnify the Client and keep it fully and effectively indemnified in respect of any claims, demands, assessments, contributions or deductions made by the relevant authorities against the Client for income tax or National Insurance Contributions relating to the Services together with any interest and penalties, unless the claim or demand was caused by the Client's default or negligence. The Client may make deductions from payments due to the Consultant to satisfy this indemnity.47. All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by law are excluded from this Agreement unless stated in this Agreement, as far as permitted by law.Intellectual Property48. The Consultant assigns to the Client absolutely as beneficial owner with full title guarantee the Intellectual Property for the full term of those rights and all renewals and extensions, together with all accrued rights. The Consultant will promptly disclose and give to the Client all Intellectual Property for its exclusive use and benefit and keep their details confidential, delivering all documents relating to any part of the invention to the Client whenever requested by the Client. The Consultant will not register or attempt to register any of the intellectual property rights in any work carried out during this Agreement, nor any inventions, unless at the Client's request. The Consultant will do all acts necessary to confirm that absolute title in all intellectual property rights in the work carried out during this Agreement and any inventions has passed, or will pass, to the Client. The Consultant will do everything necessary to give effect to this clause both during and after this Agreement. The Consultant irrevocably waives their moral rights in any Intellectual Property anywhere in the world.49. The Consultant agrees to indemnify the Client and keep it indemnified against all or any costs, claims, damages or expenses incurred by the Client, or for which the Client may become liable, with respect to any claim relating to intellectual property supplied by the Consultant to the Client whilst providing the Services. The Consultant shall ensure that the Client's interest is noted on a suitable insurance policy, and the Client may at its option satisfy such indemnity (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payments due to the Consultant.50. The Consultant appoints the Client to execute documents on its behalf and do all things necessary or desirable for the Client to obtain the full benefit of this clause.Circumstances beyond the control of the parties51. A party to this Agreement is not liable for failure or delay in performing its obligations if that failure or delay is caused by something beyond their reasonable control. In these circumstances, the affected party must notify the other party or parties as soon as reasonably practicable. The notified party or parties can suspend or terminate the Agreement immediately by notifying the other party.Entire Agreement52. This Agreement contains the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersedes all prior discussions, warranties, representations, assurances, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place orally or in writing in relation to the Agreement. Nothing in this clause limits or excludes any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.General53. No party can assign, transfer or sub-contract their rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party, which cannot be unreasonably withheld.54. Only changes to this Agreement that are in writing and signed by the parties are valid or binding.55. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 does not apply to this Agreement and no third party has the right to enforce or rely on any provision of this Agreement.56. This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which, when executed, is a duplicate original, but all the counterparts together form one agreement.57. No delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy is a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy unless the parties agree differently.58. Provisions of this Agreement which are stated or intended to continue in force after this Agreement ends will do so.59. If any court or competent authority decides that any part of this Agreement (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part will be deemed deleted so far as necessary without affecting the other parts of this Agreement, which will continue to be valid and enforceable.60. Any notice to be delivered under this Agreement must be in writing and delivered by pre-paid first class post or left by hand delivery at the registered address or place of business of the notified party, or sent by email to the other party's main business email address as notified to the sending Party.61. Notices:a. If any notice is sent by post within the United Kingdom, it is deemed to be received on the second working day after posting. Notices sent by post from or to addresses outside the United Kingdom are deemed to be received on the tenth working day after posting. Notices delivered by hand are deemed to be received at the time the notice is left at the proper address and notices sent by fax are deemed to be received on the next working day after transmission.b. The above clauses do not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.Governing law and jurisdiction62. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.SCHEDULE 1PART A - DATA PROCESSING INFORMATIONProcessing of Client Personal Data by the Consultant under this Schedule shall be for the subject-matter, duration, nature and purposes and involve the types of Client Personal Data, some of which may be sensitive personal data, and categories of Data Subjects set out in this Part A. 'Customer' shall mean any legal person to whom the Client has provided products or supplied services or proposed to provide products or supply services to.• Where the Customer is a natural person, 'Customer Personal Data' means personal data relating to that Customer.• Where the Customer is a non-natural person, 'Customer Personal Data' means personal data relating to that Customer's Employees and representatives.Subject-matter of processing:The Consultant's provision of the Services and any related technical support to the Client.Duration of the processing:The Term plus the period from expiry of the Term until return/deletion of all Personal Data by the Consultant in accordance with this Schedule.Nature and purpose of the processing:The Consultant will process Client Personal Data for the purpose of providing the Services and any related technical support to the Client in accordance with this Schedule.Types of Personal Data:• Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of the Client and the Client’s Employees and representatives (as applicable).• Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of the Consultant and the Consultant's Employees and representatives (as applicable).• Customer Personal Data of the following categories: names, email addresses and telephone numbers.Categories of Data Subjects:Client Personal Data will concern the following categories of Data Subjects:• Data Subjects about whom the Consultant collects Personal Data in its provision of the Services; and/or• Data Subjects about whom Client Personal Data is transferred to the Consultant in connection with the Services by, at the direction of, or on behalf of the Client.ADDENDUM 1This addendum is related to additional investment related terms. The full text can be found at https://www.steveprocter.com/#investor-terms



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To proceed with any services offered by Steve Procter or to view any businesses or founders shown here or introduced by Steve Procter, I accept the following agreement...This agreement is between Steve Procter (herein also known as the 'Provider') and any person, business or other organisation using any introduction services offered by Steve Procter or viewing businesses shown here or introduced by Steve Procter. Any reference to Clients means those clients of Steve Procter. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.A1.1 Investor TypeTo be eligible as an investor Client (whether as an individual or any investment firm, company, organisation that I represent) to use any services whose purpose is to connect or introduce me to other Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners, I must be a sophisticated investor or a high net worth investor...A1.1(a) Sophisticated InvestorI declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005. I understand that this means:1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;
2. The content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;
3. By confirming this statement I may lose significant rights;
4. I may have no right to complain to either of the Financial Conduct Authority or the Financial Ombudsman Scheme; and
5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:a. I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to today;
b. I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to today; or
c. I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to today, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises; or
d. I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to today, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.
A1.1(b) High Net Worth InvestorI declare that I am a certified high net worth individual for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005. I understand that this means:1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;
2. The content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;
3. By confirming this statement I may lose significant rights;
4. I may have no right to complain to either of the Financial Conduct Authority or the Financial Ombudsman Scheme; and
5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
I am a certified high net worth individual because at least one of the following applies:a. I had, during the financial year immediately preceding the date today, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more. Annual income for these purposes does not include money withdrawn from my pension savings (except where the withdrawals are used directly for income in retirement); or
b. I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date today, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include:
i. the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property; or
ii. any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; or
iii. any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be, entitled.
A1.2 FeesTo be eligible as an investor Client (whether as an individual or any investment firm, company, organisation that I represent) to use any services whose purpose is to connect or introduce me to other Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners, I accept that I will not be charged or expected to pay any fees, but the Provider may earn a fixed fee and/or success fee from the business founder, Director or owner Clients in return for making such introductions.A1.3 No Circumvention or Circulation
To be eligible as an investor Client (whether as an individual or any investment firm, company or organisation that I represent) to use any services whose purpose is to connect or introduce me to other Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners, I accept that: a) I will not attempt in any way to circumvent an introduction by attempting to connect with another Client discovered via the services before an introduction has been made by the Provider; b) I will not reveal, forward or circulate details of another Client to which I have been introduced outside of any investment firm, company or organisation that I represent.
A1.4 Introductions OnlyTo be eligible as an investor Client (whether as an individual or any investment firm, company, organisation that I represent) to use any services whose purpose is to connect or introduce me to other Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners (herein known as 'Business Clients'), I accept all the following statements in this clause...A1.4(a) The Provider's role shall be limited to providing an introduction between myself and such Business Clients.A1.4(b) The Provider shall have no authority to enter into any commitments, to negotiate any financial terms, to hold any funds, to incur debts, or to have obligations of any kind whatsoever for or on behalf of myself or the Business Clients.A1.4(c) The Provider will not engage in any negotiations whatsoever on behalf of the Business Clients or myself.A1.4(d) The Provider will have no responsibility for nor will the Provider make recommendations concerning the terms, conditions or provisions of any agreement between the Business Clients and myself, including the manner or means of consummating any transactions.A1.4(e) The Provider will have no involvement in arranging any deals between the Business Clients and myself. The Provider will not attempt or have any influence on any investment decisions between the Business Clients and myself.A1.4(f) The Provider will attempt to seek other investors for introduction to the Business Clients from a large and diverse investor pool.A1.4(g) Any written or verbal introductions, feedback, comments or other expressed thoughts given by the Provider are his own opinions and should not be relied on in any decision making process without further due diligence and fact checking.A1.4(h) The Provider will not be held responsible for any written or verbal introductions, feedback, comments or other expressed thoughts that he gives.A1.5 Investing Involves RisksTo be eligible as an investor Client (whether as an individual or any investment firm, company, organisation that I represent) to use any services whose purpose is to connect or introduce me to other Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners (herein known as 'Business Clients'), I accept all the following statements in this clause...A1.5(a) Any investments to which promotions displayed on the website or in any other medium will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.A1.5(b) Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. I agree to consult my professional legal, financial and tax advisers before investing. Investments should only be made by investors who understand these risks.A1.5(c) The Provider provides services that purely connects or introduces Clients who are business founders, Directors and owners with Clients who are investors, and does not make any investment recommendations to any Clients or other parties. No communications from The Provider, through this website or any other medium, should be construed as an investment recommendation. Further, nothing on this website or in any other medium shall be considered an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security to any person in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.A1.5(d) The Provider does not provide legal, financial or tax advice of any kind. If I have any questions concerning legal, financial or tax matters relevant to my interactions with the Provider or any party that I connect with or are introduced to via the Provider, I should consult a professional adviser. If I have connected or been introduced via the Provider services I accept I will seek all necessary legal, financial and tax advice from my professional advisers concerning any communications, interactions or transactions we carry out together.A1.5(e) All material and information shown on this website or in any other written or verbal medium that is managed by the Provider is to be seen by investment professionals only (such as self-certified sophisticated investors or high net worth individuals) or persons to whom it would otherwise be lawful to distribute it. Accordingly, persons who do not have professional experience in matters relating to investments should not rely on this material and information.A1.5(f) I fully accepts all of the clauses in this agreement and understand all of the risk involved.









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