Connecting great founders and the right 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 startups and founders who are fundraising. If they stand out and there is a fit, I make personalised connections with the right investors from my growing private network.
Hand-picked investor connections
My private network of 350 investors (and growing) is looking for promising startups and founders that stand out
I regularly chat with investors to understand their needs and connect them with my hand-picked selection of startups
I send personalised intros to investors for startups relevant to them. I do not bulk-send startup and founder details
I help great founders with great ideas and great investment opportunities but who lack the right investor network
Supporting great startups & founders
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
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I use my 25 years of startup and founder experience to match investors with the best hand-picked early-stage founders. I speak with and get to know all founders I work with. I review their story, experience, pitch deck and plans to filter out the strongest before taking them on.If they stand out and there is a fit, I connect them with investors from my growing private network.
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This is not an automated bulk matching platform
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I send a personalised email only when there are matches
The email contains pertinent startup information and key data for each match
Having spoken with each founder and studied their deck and plans, I use my startup experience to add an appraisal
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I will not inundate you with irrelevant matches
My model is low volume high quality connections
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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 to connect great founders and the right 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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TERMS AND CONSULTANCY AGREEMENTThis Agreement includes any invoice documents provided by the Consultant to the Client. The parties to this agreement are:1. Steve Procter, also trading under the names SteveProcter.com, Early Venture Report and Interim Cofounder, trading as a sole trader (the Consultant); and2. the "client" party named in their signup data or on any invoices (the Client)AgreementMeanings1. In this Agreement, the following words are defined:Agreement: this consultancy agreement, all associated invoice documents and any changes that the parties agree in writing;Client Personal Data: any Personal Data that is processed by the Consultant on behalf of the Client in relation to this Agreement, but excluding data with respect to which the Consultant is a Controller;Commencement Date: the date shown on the first invoice or at the time of signup;Controller: has the meaning given in applicable Data Protection Laws from time to time;Consultant Work: any Work developed, created, written, prepared, devised or discovered by the Consultant (or by any substitute permitted under this Agreement) in the course of providing the Services;Data Protection Laws: all applicable laws relating to the processing of Personal Data, including, for the period during which it is in force, the UK General Data Protection Regulation;Data Subjects: has the meaning given in applicable Data Protection Laws from time to time;Employee: an individual employed by the Client or Consultant under a contract of employment;Intellectual Property: all existing or future intellectual and industrial property rights, anywhere in the world, in the Consultant Work, including any invention, patent, utility model right, copyright and related right, trade mark, trade name, internet domain name, design right, design, service marks, database right, typography right, right in get-up, right in goodwill or to sue for passing off and any other right of a similar nature whether registered (or capable of registration) and the right to apply for any of these;Personal Data: has the meaning given in applicable Data Protection Laws from time to time;Services: the services shown on the invoices or at the time of signup. The Consultant will carry out the Services online and is not expected to carry out any physical visits with the client or carry out any Services other than online from the Consultants own or chosen premises. The Consultant will report to the named contact shown on the invoices or in the signup data;Supervisory Authority: has the meaning given in applicable Data Protection Laws from time to time;Term: the term of this Agreement;Website: refers to the websites operated by The Consultant, including but not limited to https://www.steveprocter.com and also refers to any other communication medium that is managed or controlled by the Consultant, including but not limited to emails that are sent by the Consultant;Work: all forms of work, including works of authorship, products, documents, materials, discoveries, inventions, programs (including software programs and source code), databases, know-how, methodologies, ideas and designs;2. In this Agreement, unless the context requires a different interpretation:a. words denoting any gender include all genders;b. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;c. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, addendums or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, addendums or appendices of this Agreement;d. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;e. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";f. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it; andg. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this Agreement.Services3. From the Commencement Date, the Consultant will perform the Services as requested by the Client. The Client is not obliged to provide work for the Consultant, nor is the Consultant obliged to accept work if offered. All work provided by the Consultant for the Client is carried out on the clear understanding by the Client that the Consultant is not a financial advisor or lawyer, and that all financial or legal decisions should be taken by the Client together with their lawyer or regulated financial advisor.4. The Consultant must:a. spend the time agreed in the invoices or at the time of signup to perform the Services properly unless prevented by illness or injury (which they must notify to the Client as soon as reasonably practicable) and no fee shall be payable during any time period when the Services are not being provided to the Client;b. perform the Services using reasonable care and skill and to the best of their abilities;c. cooperate with the Client;d. keep the Client properly informed of progress on all projects and give them written information when asked to;e. comply with all applicable laws, regulations, codes and sanctions relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption, including the Bribery Act 2010. They must have their own systems in place to ensure compliance and where requested by the Client certify to it on an annual basis that they continue to comply. The Consultant must ensure they report any matter relating to bribery or corruption to the Client immediately, if they become aware of or suspect such activity, whilst providing the Services for the Client. Failure to comply with this paragraph entitles the Client to terminate this agreement immediately; andf. comply with the policies, procedures and rules that the Client reasonably requests. This always includes the Client's health and safety policies and procedures and if they become aware of any whilst providing the Services for the Client, the Consultant must always report any unsafe working conditions to the Client immediately.5. not applicable.6. not applicable.Status, equipment and resources7. The Consultant is an independent contractor, in business on their own account. 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. 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Card ID: 123
App for identifying any song
£300k Seed (£75k committed) • £50k raised in previous f&f round • £4k MRR • S/EIS • B2B • B2C • Consumer internet • Music Industry • App • Female Founder • Leeds, UK
A consumer app from two visionary female founders that helps anyone identify a song by listening to a short clip with their mobile phone. It is already off the ground with early 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.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 several large potential advertisers and agreements have been signed with two of the top music companies to share track-download revenue.They have put in the bootstrapping and 'own risk' by building the business from nothing at their own cost of £50k. They are now seeking £300k and have already got £75k committed to the round from other angels.
Card ID: 123
* Update 16th Nov 22 *
They have just received a term sheet from Musk Ventures as a lead investor for £150k
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