Better founder & investor matchmaking

A ground-breaking online hub to support early-stage startups and investors A democratic platform, making it easier for founders to get noticed by investors whilst remaining focused on growth Advanced matching tools to revolutionise how investors discover and follow the best investment opportunitiesSteve Procter, Venture Cards Founder
Veteran entrepreneur, building tech startups since 1996

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Vision for a better way •• for investors

  • Venture Cards is a central hub for all investors to discover, follow and contact early-stage startup founders seeking investment

  • Investors are encouraged to refer founders from their deal flow passes into the hub, increasing the overall opportunity pool size for our entire community of investors

  • Comprehensive search and filtering tools and auto-alerts ensure a simple process for discovering the best matching startups and ignoring those that don't fit an investor's criteria

  • Investors can Follow interesting startups, receive updates & new metric alerts, build confidence over time and contact founders directly with questions or to discuss investment

Vision for a better way •• for founders

  • Venture Cards is a central hub for all startups seeking investment. It only takes 5 mins to add startup & team details for free

  • We support the startup community by encouraging investors to give founders they've passed on, another chance to find investment amongst our growing list of other investors

  • Founders can see how many investors are following and update them with new metrics in a few minutes each month. The hub helps founders stay focused on their growth

  • Time-consuming and energy-draining cold outreach by founders is no longer required. Investors can contact them directly to start early conversations and discuss investment


A better start to your funding journey

Existing founder/investor matchmaking is painful. Other solutions, wrapped in pretty (and expensive) dashboards, still require distracting founder outreach or a network of the right connections.Venture Cards is different. Distraction-free and free for life. Add your details below in 5 minutes, then get back to focusing on growth. Regularly spend a few minutes updating metrics, but otherwise, let investors discover, follow and contact you. Save your time and energy for the business, and don't lose momentum.


Getting in front of investors can be easy

Welcome to Venture Cards
  • Add your startup and founder details below in under 5 mins to our secure web-based dashboard. Free for life

  • Login to the central hub and optionally add your logo, pitch deck and a few extra details

  • Your details are secure and only visible to the private group of investors in the hub

  • Spend just 10 mins each month updating your metrics. Investors following you see these automatically

Focus on hassle-free growth

  • Get back to focusing on your plans and concentrate on growth instead of chasing investors with cold decks

  • Our platform will match you to our growing community of angel, seed & VC investors

  • Investors log in regularly to browse new startups, add you to their Follow list and see your regular updates

  • Investor details remain private until they're ready to reach out to ask questions or discuss investment



Discovering great startups can be easy

Existing founder/investor matchmaking is outdated and inefficient, with few supportive tools and relying on referrals through a semi-closed network or floods of emailed cold pitch decks. Startup journeys are rarely followed, with investors scanning decks and binning 95% with an instant yes/no decision.With Venture Cards, pool your deal flow passes with other investors in a single democratic and noiseless platform. Use advanced search & filtering tools and follow startups over time to build confidence.


A better way to research opportunities

Benefit by pooling deal flow with other investors

  • Join other investors to refer deal flow and passes and help build a large central hub of opportunities for all

  • Many investors already collaborate and share deal flow. Doing this on a massive scale makes sense


A democratic & noiseless investment hub

  • Say goodbye to floods of cold pitch decks arriving from founders into your email inbox

  • Democratise founder/investor matchmaking and support founders who lack the right connections

  • Easily access a much bigger opportunity pool, with less effort and better search and matching tools

  • Venture Cards lets you see startups, but they cannot see you until you reach out to them

  • Don't worry about the pool getting too big. The platform is designed to help you focus on the right startups

  • Quietly find great startups. We're not competing with noisy social platforms and communities


Simplified deal searching and matchmaking

  • Regularly log in to browse newly joined startups or to view updates from those you're already following

  • Use our comprehensive tools to search and filter for startups that match your investment criteria

  • Set up automated alerts to notify you of new matching startups, or new metrics from those you follow

  • Results from searching, filtering and alerts are presented in a simple list format for fast screening

  • For each startup shown in your dashboard, just swipe left or right to your Bin or Follow groups

  • To view more details on a startup and its founders, simply click to open their full venture card


Boost founder moral and help them focus

  • Reach out and create relationships with promising founders earlier in their journey

  • Follow interesting startups and connect with a quick "looks good, let's chat once metric X hits Y"

  • Help founders focus on their plans and concentrate on growth, not firing out cold decks to investors

  • Help founders save time and energy and ensure momentum isn't lost while they seek investment

Founder matchmaking free of hassle

Minimise disruption with fast onboarding

  • Signing up and adding your initial details has been carefully designed to take less than 5 minutes

  • Quickly update default investment criteria and other alerts any time and in just a few minutes


Easy deal flow tracking and extra validation

  • We assign you a unique referral link that can be given out to founders, in emails, social or anywhere

  • All founders that sign up with your referral URL are added to your Referred list for easy tracking

  • Automatically get notified when those you referred or are following add updates and new metrics

  • Monitoring their future progress lets you reach out as soon as they meet your investment criteria

  • You no longer have to miss out because a startup was too early and didn't yet match your thesis

  • Get additional validation by monitoring how many other investors are following the same startups


Support the startup community

  • With minimal effort, support founders by giving your passes a chance to find investment elsewhere

  • When you pass on a deal and refer the founder, they can onboard themselves in under 5 minutes

  • Tell founders "we'd like to track your updates" and "other investors will get to see you too"

  • Use your link to keep an eye on those you passed on or any startups you want to monitor and track

  • Founders will remember your support and thank you for giving them a better chance

  • Tracking a startup that was too early but maybe good in 6 months, is better all-round than a flat no


Silent discovery until you are ready to chat

  • Reach out in your own time to ask questions or discuss investment. You are in control

  • Until you reach out, founders cannot see you or know if you're following or have binned them

  • Followed startups can control the default information to followers. Contact them to request additional data

  • Once you have connected, communicate via our chat platform to keep everything in one place


Reach many founders and investors

Venture Cards is an online marketplace to help early-stage startup founders and investors connect. Promote your business in the partner hub to all founder & investor members, allowing them to seek out your services, products and current deals. You can also earn 20% commission by referring investors.Additionally, get seen by our members who use the Venture Cards platform daily by displaying partner ads on our web-based platform and in daily email notifications.


Partner hub to reach founders & investors

  • Add your business, logo and offer details in under 5 mins to our secure web-based dashboard

  • Log in any time to update your details and optionally add current special offers for our members

  • All our members can search the partner hub for services and products and see new deals from all our partners

  • As we build more information about our members and their needs, we will enhance the matching to target your offers

Targeted ads and earn commission

  • Founders and investors login daily to their dashboard, and we can target them with your promotions

  • Founders and investors also receive regular email notifications, and we can place your targeted ads here too

  • We will continue to find innovative ways to promote partners to targeted founder and investor members

  • We'll also provide you with a unique referral link. If investors sign up with this link, we'll pay you a 20% commission


Giving back after 25-years in startups

Like many founders, I've struggled to find investors and spent too much time & energy emailing cold pitch decks. Investors are flooded with deals and forced to make instant yes/no decisions. Lost founder momentum and investor overwhelm are just seen as "the way it is".Founder/investor matchmaking can feel like pulling teeth. But it doesn't have to. After 25 years in startups, I've had enough of "the way it is" and am building a better way with Venture Cards.

Welcome to Venture Cards

Steve Procter, Venture Cards Founder
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Building a founder/investor matchmaking solution for the next generation

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 inefficiencies in existing systems and create visions for something better.As a startup CEO and CTO, I've achieved success twice before, going from zero to multi-million pound turnovers, from nothing to 100,000 business clients, 30+ staff and 1 million daily transactions and creating big firsts along the way.I now plan to do it all again, giving back my experience to improve founder and investor matchmaking for others.


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: envisioned, built & bootstrapped first UK under-a-tenner domain name business, Easily

  • 1999: envisioned, 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: 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 & cto, Clickacall, "instant video calls from anywhere with a single click"

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

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


Giving back to other founders


Founder & investor matchmaking re-imagined

  • 2022-...: sole founder, cto, ceo, vision & architect for Venture Cards


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Investor Self-Certification

To be eligible for an investor account on the Venture Cards central hub and platform, I must be a sophisticated investor or a high net worth investor...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.
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.
Investing involves risksI accept that any investments to which promotions displayed on the Venture Cards central hub and platform 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.


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* As per our privacy policy, we will not sell, rent or divulge details without your permission. Startup founders only see your details if you reach out to them first. Your details are not shown outside our platform


Investor Self-Certification

To be eligible for an investor account on the Venture Cards central hub and platform, I must be a sophisticated investor or a high net worth investor...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.
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.
Investing involves risksI accept that any investments to which promotions displayed on the Venture Cards central hub and platform 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.


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COOKIE & PRIVACY POLICYWelcome to the privacy policy, cookie policy and marketing & communications policy for Venture Cards, a trading name of Secly Limited. Secly Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales, no. 08799979 and registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office, ICO no. ZB253815.This document is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. When you share information with us, we believe that by using it we can make our services even better for you. For example, we can use it to help us identify the most relevant of our services that you may require, both now and in the future, or to help us develop new services for the future that we believe would be useful to you. As you use our services, we want it to be clear to you how we're using information and the ways in which we look to protect your privacy.Venture Cards is committed to protecting the privacy of all its app and website users and business clients. Venture Cards provides business related services and products to individuals and other businesses. In all cases we will attempt to be fair in how we hold, manage and process personal data, whether it is for an individual in their own capacity or as a sole-trader, or a person who is visiting or using our service on behalf of a business. We will refer throughout our policy and other documents and promotions to clients and members, and these terms are inter-changeable.Use of our apps, websites as well as the services and products provided through our sites indicates your consent to the collection and use of information as described in this policy as well as your consent for us to communicate with you as described in this policy. Any changes to the policy will be posted on our website.What information is collected and how is it used?We ask you to supply certain information when you enquire with us as a sales-lead about our services, or when you sign up or pre-register with us as a client or add and update your client Venture Cards profile with business, founders and financial information. This information may include but is not limited to your name, the name of your business, your postal address, email address, landline telephone and mobile numbers, website address, how you heard of us and other business, founder and financial data. We may also make notes in our CRM (customer relationship management system) about your requirements and service needs. This information will be used in the management of our own business and to enable us to contact you about the service you have enquired about, requested or signed up for, and to contact you about similar services that we believe may interest you now or in the future. We may also combine details of more than one sales-lead or client when performing analysis to identify trends, common requirements and other information so that we can continually improve our services and existing and future offerings.We may also combine details of more than one sales-lead, client or Venture cards profile to create consolidated data, aggregated data and statistics which we may use both internally and externally in public communications with the public, businesses and other organisations. Such consolidated data, aggregated data and statistics will only be made available in such a way that it cannot identify any individuals, businesses or clients unless specific agreement is given by such individuals, businesses or clients.You can find further details below about the methods by which we may contact you and how you can change these contact methods or opt-out from future contact altogether. In addition, when you use our website we store your IP address and may use this information to administer our website and help to diagnose any network or server problems. We may also use it as part of our security if we believe we have identified a credible threat to our systems or our business, or an act of fraud, money laundering or other illegal behaviour or acts that are against current regulations and laws.Sub-Processors and Divulging your data to other partiesVenture Cards will not, without your consent, divulge, sell, lease, rent or provide in any other way personal information about you to a third party, except in the following circumstances...1. If required to do so by law or by any organisation with appropriate authority including but not limited to any formally recognised regulatory body who wish to investigate an alleged breaking or possible breaking of any relevant regulations, codes of practice, legislation, applicable laws or other rules and regulations as laid down from time to time by the police or other regulatory authorities.2. If you have signed up for optional services which require us to pass your personal information to another company. From time to time Venture Cards may offer additional services to our clients or sales-leads that we believe to be relevant or similar to those that you currently use or have enquired about. In some cases these services may require us to pass personal data held by us to a third party. Any such service will be optional and the opt-in process will clearly show that personal data will be shared with another company. Before passing your personal data and other information to a third party we will seek your approval.3. To any financial institution or other payment processing organisation with whom we work for the purpose of processing payments and direct debits from you, verifying credit status and/or validating financial transactions. In the case of a business we would only seek to do these things from the business entity that we are contracting to, rather than you personally. Note that Venture Cards does not gather or hold any credit or debit card information or any bank account details for our clients; this is all managed by the organisation that we currently work with for these purposes, including Revolut Bank and Stripe.4. We may disclose data as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets.5. We may share data with service companies, agents or contractors working for Venture Cards and on our behalf. Such service companies may need access to or be able to view personal data in order to provide those functions and in such cases, these companies must abide by our data privacy and security requirements and will only be given access to data that is strictly required for them to carry out their tasks.6. We may share data with affiliates, sponsors or other similar business partners. This will be limited to the data of clients who signup having followed an affiliate link or used an affiliate coupon code and will only be shared with the specific affiliate partner that referred the client. The affiliate partner, who agrees to these terms, agrees to be bound by all data protection and related regulations and will only use the data internally for assisting in the management of Venture Cards service or other services that the affiliate partner offers via their own business.7. Our main client and member service is to provide a membership network of clients including investors, businesses, individuals and others who wish to collaborate with each other on our online platforms or at other events, online or in the real-world. As such, by adding your data to your membership account, client account, client Venture Cards profile or in any posts or other updates, you accept these may be seen by other members and they may contact you within our platform or outside of the platform and we have no control nor accept any liability over such other members and how they may use your data.8. Our client and member service as described in point 7 above also allows clients to optionally make their Venture Cards profile data available to anybody (outside of other logged-in clients) who has access to the unique URL representing that Venture Card client profile. This unique URL will never be divulged by Venture Cards or it's staff, apart from to selected investors and other invited businesses or individuals as part of our member and client sales and recruitment process during demo's or via out-reach messages to show live examples of our startup-clients. It is up to the client as to whether they wish to reveal the URL further to other 3rd parties. However, note that the URL may be guessed by 3rd parties and as such may be viewable and publicised by them; we have no control over this. Therefore, the Venture Cards service provides a mechanism within each client account for them to disable the unique URL so that the Venture Card client profile will not be displayed; putting each client in control as to whether they wish their profile to be available to 3rd parties or not.Policy on data carried by us as a Platform ProviderClients contract with Venture Cards to provide services. These services may require us to process additional data on their behalf...1. We provide a web-based platform and mobile apps to help you manage your services and data. Venture Cards respects the privacy of this data2. Venture Cards may offer a consultancy service. In such a case we may give advice about how services may aid your business and the optimum ways to use such services, but we always do so with the strict proviso that the advice does not constitute legal or financial advice and that you are free to seek alternative advice and any actions you take in relation to advice we have given are based on your own final decisionsOur Servers and location of your dataAll your information is stored on and our services run on secure servers either in the EU or managed by sub-processors that fully comply with GDPR requirements. Our services, client dashboards and API's all use relevant up to date secure tehnology throughout which is constantly reviewed and maintained.Advertising and links to other websitesOur websites may contain advertising and links to other websites. However no personal information is passed to other websites if you follow one of these links. Venture Cards is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of linked websites and we would encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites, since their privacy policy may differ from ours.Right to view, change or delete your dataYou have the right to view, change and delete the information that we store about you. If you wish to do so then please email us at the address shown on our website.Cookie PolicySome cookies are used on our websites which are essential to allow us to manage and secure your account and logins to the Venture Cards service and without these cookies it will be extremely difficult for us to easily or safely manage the service. We may also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the website. We do not divulge any cookie details or information gained from our use of any cookies to third parties, unless the cookies have been placed by companies that we use to help us manage services within our website (see above). If you're not happy with our cookie policy then please contact us in order to discuss your requirements. To control or disable cookies from us and third parties you can also adjust your browser settings but please note that this may cause our service and website to not function correctly.Communication and Marketing PolicyThere are 2 primary reasons that we may communicate with you...1. We would like from time to time to contact people and businesses with a view to using our current or future business-related services or products and to do so by methods such as phone, email, SMS text message, Twitter or Linkedin messaging. We would only do this with those who have become our clients, those who have shown an interest in our business, services or products, or with those who have communicated or connected with one of our Directors, staff, contractors or agents via a conference, exhibition, networking, phone, email, sms, or a recognised social media platform such as Linkedin or Twitter. We would like to communicate with such people if we feel we have a relevant service that may be of interest to you or your business, either now or in the future. We would like to also do this in future if we have a new service or product that is similar to one you currently use, have enquired about or used with us in the past. When we first communicate with you we will attempt to find out from you if you wish to receive future communications from us.2. If you or your business are signed up and contracted to use our services or products then we would like the ability to email, sms or call you with mandatory service communications that are designed to update you about the status of the services or products or that services will soon expire or have expired. These communications are designed to inform you about the service you or your business have contracted for. We hope that you will agree to accept such communications to allow us to run your services or products smoothly. However please contact us if you have any concerns about the communications we have with you.We fully recognise that you have the right to not receive communications or to stop receiving further communications at any time from us and so you may email us at the address shown on our website to request that we no longer contact you. You can also reply to any email that we send you or click the relevant 'unsubscribe' link or similar options that will be presented in marketing and newsletter emails.To clarify, please contact us if you have any requests or queries regarding our communications and marketing. We will be happy to remove your account and data (or sales-lead data if you have not yet signed up to be a client) or modify the settings we hold so that we may only contact you by sms, email and/or phone call. You have the right to request we use any, all or none of these communication methods.Contact InformationYou may contact Venture Cards at any time to discuss our services and privacy, cookie and marketing & communications policies by emailing us at the email address shown on the Venture Cards website at https://www.venture.cards.


TERM AND CONDITIONSTerms and conditions of use1. Introduction1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.1.3 If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.1.4 You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.2. Copyright notice2.1 Copyright (c) 2020-2022 Secly Limited trading as Venture Cards.2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.3. Permission to use website3.1 You may:(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;(c) print pages from our website for your own personal and non-commercial use, providing that such printing is not systematic or excessive;(d) stream audio and video files from our website using the media player on our website; and(e) use our website services by means of a web browser,subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.3.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes; you must not use our website for any other purposes.3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;(c) show any material from our website in public;(d) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or(e) redistribute material from our website.3.6 Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.3.7 We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to our website, to areas of our website and/or to functionality upon our website. We may, for example, suspend access to the website during server maintenance or when we update the website. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on the website.4. Misuse of website4.1 You must not:(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity or security of the website;(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;(c) hack or otherwise tamper with our website;(d) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our website without our permission;(e) circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our website;(f) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;(g) impose an unreasonably large load on our website resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity and processing capacity);(h) decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our website without our permission;(i) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website, emails, file downloads or other means without our express written consent;(j) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;(k) use our website except by means of our public interfaces;(l) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website;(m) use data collected from our websites, emails, file downloads or by any other means for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing); or(n) do anything that interferes with the normal use of our website.4.2 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.5. Use on behalf of organisation5.1 If you use our website or expressly agree to these terms and conditions in the course of a business or other organisational project, then by so doing you bind both:(a) yourself; and(b) the person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organisational project,to these terms and conditions, and in these circumstances references to "you" in these terms and conditions are to both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity, unless the context requires otherwise.6. Registration and accounts6.1 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.6.2 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.6.4 You must not use any other person's account to access the website.6.5 To be eligible for an investor account on our website, you must be a recognised investor, investment firm or other vetted investment analyst to the satisfaction of our own 'know your customer' checks and further terms as laid out in clause 29 where our decision on eligibility will be final.6.6 Unless agreed in writing by email with a Venture Cards Director prior to signing up, those clients with investor & partner accounts may only use our service and platform, subject to all terms herein including clause 29, for finding and connecting with our startup founders and other business owners to open early discussions about possible business investment opportunities, and not to offer other services or products to our members. If you contact startups or founders that you have found on the platform or service to offer any other services or products that have not been agreed in writing by email with a Venture Cards Director prior to signing up then this will be considered a breach of these terms and conditions and we may cancel and block your account without refund or notice.7. User login details7.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a password, and a user ID which must be your email address.7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 12; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.7.3 You must keep your password confidential.7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.8. Cancellation and suspension of account8.1 We may:(a) suspend your account;(b) cancel your account; and/or(c) edit your account details,at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, we will refund to you a pro rata amount of your payment, such amount to be calculated by us using any reasonable methodology.8.2 You may cancel your account at any time by emailing us at [email protected] or on our website using your account control panel. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 8.2.9. Subscriptions9.1 To become a subscriber to our website services, you must pay the applicable subscription fees during the account registration procedure. We will send you an acknowledgement of your order. We may decline your order and account registration for any reason and without explanation, whether there was a subscription fee for the service being applied for or it was a free service. If your account registration and order is accepted, we will send you an order confirmation, at which point the contract between us for the supply of the website services shall come into force.9.2 For so long as your account and subscription remain active in accordance with these terms and conditions, you will benefit from the features specified on our website in relation to your subscription type.9.3 We may from time to time vary the benefits associated with a subscription by giving you written notice of the variation, providing that, if in our reasonable opinion such a variation results in a substantial loss of value or functionality, you shall have the right to cancel your subscription, and we will refund to you any amounts paid to us in respect of any period of subscription after the date of such cancellation.9.4 At the end of any period of subscription for which you have paid, and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions, your subscription will be automatically renewed and you must pay to us the applicable subscription fees, unless you cancel the subscription renewal using the renewal cancellation facility on our website or emailing us at [email protected] before the date of renewal.10. Fees10.1 The fees in respect of our website services will be as set out on the website from time to time.10.2 All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website are stated exclusive of VAT.10.3 You must pay to us the fees in respect of our website services in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with any instructions on our website.10.4 We may vary fees from time to time by posting new fees on our website, but this will not affect fees for services that have been previously paid.10.5 If you dispute any payment made to us, you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim.10.6 If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request:(a) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back;(b) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (including charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer);(c) an administration fee of GBP 25.00 including VAT; and(d) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this Section 10.6 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees),and for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this Section 10.6.10.7 If you owe us any amount under or relating to these terms and conditions, we may suspend or withdraw the provision of services to you.10.8 We may at any time set off any amount that you owe to us against any amount that we owe to you, by sending you written notice of the set-off.11. Our rights to use your content11.1 In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.11.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce, store and publish your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website.11.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 11.2.11.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 11.2.11.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.11.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.11.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.12. Rules about your content12.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.12.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).12.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:(a) be libellous or maliciously false;(b) be obscene or indecent;(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off or other intellectual property right;(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;(g) be in contempt of any court or in breach of any court order;(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;(i) be blasphemous;(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;(l) depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;(m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;(n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;(p) constitute spam;(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.13. Report abuse13.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.13.2 You can let us know about any such material or activity by email.

14. Limited warranties14.1 We do not warrant or represent:(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;(b) that the material on the website is up to date;(c) that the website will operate without fault; or(d) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.14.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.14.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 15.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.15. Limitations and exclusions of liability15.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.15.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 15 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:(a) are subject to Section 15.1; and(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.15.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.15.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.15.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.15.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.15.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.15.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).15.9 Our aggregate liability to you in respect of any contract to provide services to you under these terms and conditions shall not exceed the greater of:(a) £0; and(b) the amount paid to us under the contract for the most recent subscription period.16. Indemnity16.1 You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our website or any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.17. Breaches of these terms and conditions17.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:(a) send you one or more formal warnings;(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;(e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.17.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).18. Third party websites18.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.18.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 15.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.19. Trade marks19.1 Secly, Venture Cards, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.19.2 The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.20. Variation20.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.20.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.20.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.21. Assignment21.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.21.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.22. Severability22.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.22.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.23. Third party rights23.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.23.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.24. Entire agreement24.1 Subject to Section 15.1, these terms and conditions, together with our cookies and privacy policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.25. Law and jurisdiction25.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.25.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.26. Statutory and regulatory disclosures26.1 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.26.2 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.27. Our details27.1 This website is owned and operated by Secly Limited trading as Venture Cards.27.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 8799979.27.3 You can contact us:(a) using our website contact form; or(b) by email, using [email protected]

28. Additional general terms28.1 Throughout this document and our terms and conditions we refer to our 'website'. We define this as being our internet websites and platforms located at URLs including but not limited to https://www.venture.cards and https://venture.cards, and also other 3rd party online locations such as but not limited to our Slack workspaces where we bring together our clients, users, founders, investors, partners, members and others to communicate and meet.28.2 If you signup for an investor account, we require you, as a fair usage policy, to regularly refer a number of startups who subsequently and successfully sign up on our platform. We do not stipulate a fixed number of referrals and successful startup signups, but we reserve the right to suspend or close your account if, in our sole opinion, we determine that you are failing to make a fair number of successful referrals. In all cases we will attempt to discuss the situation with you before making a decision regarding suspension or account closure under this term. No refund or compensation, in full or partial, will be provided if we suspend or close your account under this term.28.3 If you signup for a free partner account, we require you, as a fair usage policy, to regularly refer a number of investors who subsequently and successfully sign up on our platform. We do not stipulate a fixed number of referrals and successful investor signups, but we reserve the right to suspend or close your account if, in our sole opinion, we determine that you are failing to make a fair number of successful referrals. In all cases we will attempt to discuss the situation with you before making a decision regarding suspension or account closure under this term. No refund or compensation, in full or partial, will be provided if we suspend or close your account under this term.28.4 If you are signed up as a partner and refer investors you must do so in writing by email, CC'ing both the investor and a Venture Cards Director to introduce the investor and Venture Cards to each other. We may, within 24 hours decline the introduction if we are already in contact with the investor or they have already been introduced in writing by another party. We may, within 24 hours decline the introduction if we become aware that the introducer does not have an existing business relationship with the investor. Only the first introducer will be entitled to any commission or compensation and they must have already signed up as a Venture Cards Partner and had formal acceptance of this by a Venture Cards Director. Introductions will only trigger a commission payment to the introducer if the investor signs up and pays within 30 days of the written/email introduction being made. Introducers will only be entitled to commission on the first payment by an investor to Venture Cards and not on any subsequent payments, whether for renewals or further services or products. By default the commission offered to introducers will be 20% of the first payment (excluding any taxes) made by the investor to Venture Cards and will be made by bank transfer to the introducer 45 days after the investor's payment has cleared into the Venture Card's UK bank account. Any alterations to these or other partner related terms must be confirmed in writing by email by a Venture Cards Director to the partner and will only apply to introductions made after the written confirmation of the alterations. Venture Cards wil be entitled to claim back commission from an introducer if the investor subsequently makes a chargeback claim against us or claims a refund or other compensation.29. Additional investment related terms29.1 Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Please consult your professional legal, financial and tax advisers before investing. Investments should only be made by investors who understand these risks. Venture Cards is purely an online platform that allows business owners, investors and other businesses or individuals to connect and interact. Venture Cards does not make investment recommendations to you. No communications from Venture Cards, through this website or any other medium, should be construed as an investment recommendation. Further, nothing on this website 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. Venture Cards does not provide legal, financial or tax advice of any kind. If you have any questions concerning legal, financial or tax matters relevant to your interactions with Venture Cards or any party that you connect with via the Venture Cards platform, you should consult a professional adviser. Any communications, interactions or transactions of any kind carried out between a business owner and investor that have connected or interacted via the Venture Cards platform, do so with no involvement of Venture Cards and both accept that you will seek all necessary legal, financial and tax advice from your professional advisers concerning any communications, interactions or transactions you carry out together. All material and information shown on this website by Venture Cards or by any other businesses or individuals 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. A definition of self-certified sophisticated investors and high net worth individuals as well as the full Venture Cards terms and conditions are shown at https://www.venture.cards/#venture-cards-terms. You fully accept this clause and understand all of the risk involved.29.2 To be eligible for an investor account on the Venture Cards central hub and platform, I must be a sophisticated investor or a high net worth investor...29.2(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.
29.2(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.
29.2(c) I accept that any investments to which promotions displayed on the Venture Cards central hub and platform 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.