We make it easy to get your startup in front of investors

Discover · Follow · Dialogue · Invest

Easily create a professional-looking one-page deck (venture card) for your startup and quickly send unique links to contacts whenever you need to tell your story. Also, get added to our free database of early-stage startups for discovery by our registered investors. Add regular updates, get followed and build early investor interest and engagement prior to investment activity.

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Supporting Founders

Get Discovered by Investors

Venture Cards is an online platform that makes it easier for you and your startup to get spotted early by investors. Build an ongoing relationship, and let the investors follow your journey and start receiving your regular updates long before you need investment.

Load up all your business data, and the platform automatically creates an impressive looking one-page deck or venture card. Send a quick link to existing contacts or get discovered by our registered investors, who search the platform daily to find great pitches from startups like yours.

"38% of startups run out of cash. Start building investor relationships from day zero"

Let Investors Follow Your Journey

Investors want to find gems early on, even at the idea or MVP stage. They can add you to their favourites, track your journey and even feel a little FOMO when they see other investors follow you too! Say goodbye to cold email outreach and snap yes/no investor decisions.

Post monthly updates on your startup profile, with highlights of your traction. And not just cold financial metrics. Build investor's interest with details of real what's going on activity, new team members, client wins and evidence that you're in line with your plans and roadmap.

"Only 5% of startups get angel or VC investment. Ensure investors can find you"

Faciliate Ongoing Investor Dialogue

As a founder, you will be aware of just how one-sided the investment game can be, with little outreach done by the investors. Venture Cards has a very different vision. As investors follow your journey and see updates, we believe the tables will turn as they reach out to you.

Investors can initiate a dialogue any time by sending a message, via the platform, to the founders they are following. You can decline the request or begin what will hopefully be an exciting conversation. If there isn't a fit immediately, keep going with the updates - your time will come.

"Only 10% of VC's have worked inside a startup. Give them a ringside seat to yours"

Make Getting Investment Easier

Existing models for finding investors can kill any momentum you've built up in your startup, stone-dead. Parading yourself in front of investors, who will often be strangers, is highly inefficient and takes a lot of time and mental energy away from building your business.

The Venture Cards alternative is for you to get noticed early on. We want you to have ongoing and meaningful investor dialogue without losing focus on growing your new startup. Build investor relationships from day zero, so you're not pitching and agreeing to deals at the last moment.


We make it easy to find startup investment opportunities

Discover · Follow · Dialogue · Invest

The Venture Cards platform contains easy to digest one-page decks (venture cards) from startups seeking investment or planning for it in future. Quickly discover and follow exciting opportunities that fit your thesis. Spot founders early, get to read their monthly updates, initiate an online dialogue, build trust and gain confidence in their plans in readiness for investment.

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Supporting Investors

Quickly Discover Hot New Startups

Venture Cards is an online platform and database of startups. Use our advanced discovery tools to find great investment opportunities. If you like a startup, but they're too early, then follow their journey via the platform. Receive monthly updates, initiate an ongoing dialogue and build up trust over time.

Create watch notifications that email you when we add new matching startups. Or get alerted when one of your followed founders adds a monthly update or gets other follows.

"38% of startups run out of cash. Start founder dialogue much earlier"

Easily Follow Startup Journeys

As investors, you want to find great startups early on and with much less effort. Add promising founders to your favourites, track their journey and reach out when ready via the secure messaging system if you have any questions or suggestions. Say goodbye to floods of cold pitch emails.

Your followed startups post monthly updates on their profile, showing highlights of recent traction. And not just cold financial metrics. Build a deeper picture, with details of what's really going on, client wins, new team members and evidence they're in line with their plans.

"Only 5% of startups get angel or VC investment. Get easy access to more founders"

Faciliate Ongoing Founder Dialogue

We know as investors, you are busy and often have more pitches than you can support. It is why the Venture Cards vision is to streamline the startup-investor dating process. We want investors to have more control over initiating dialogue and tracking startup journeys.

Start chatting any time by sending a message, via the platform, to the founders you are following. Begin what will hopefully be an exciting conversation. If there isn't a fit, then stop following them. Or keep checking future updates - don't miss out because you're too early.

"Over 90% of startups fail. Spend longer getting to really know them"

Make Finding Investments Easier

Existing models for finding investors can kill any momentum a founder has built up in their startup, stone-dead. The beauty parade in front of investors, who will often be strangers, is highly inefficient and takes a lot of founder time and mental energy away from building their business.

Venture Cards makes the investment journey more efficient for founders and helps you spot great investment opportunities much earlier. We want you to build a better picture and gain confidence in their plans, without them losing focus on their day to day build and growth priorities.


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Access to more clients and a new revenue stream

Get in touch to chat about becoming a partner

Venture Card's vision is to improve how founders and investors meet and build their journey together. We want tens of thousands of members to benefit from a slicker startup-investment model. Let's discuss how the platform can provide a huge opportunity for you.

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For startup founders... Venture Cards is an online platform that makes it easier for startups and their founders to get spotted early by investors. They load up all their business data, and the platform automatically creates an impressive looking one-page deck (venture card). They can send a quick link to existing contacts or get discovered by our registered investors, who search the platform daily to find great investment opportunities. Startups can send regular updates and build an ongoing relationship with investors who can follow their journey and reach out to chat. And all long before an investment is needed.

For investors... Venture Cards is an online platform and database of startups. They can use our advanced discovery tools to find great investment opportunities. If investors like a startup but feel it's too early, they can use the platform to follow the startup's journey, receive monthly updates, initiate a dialogue and build trust over time.

For startup founders... We're currently live with our MVP and looking for early adopters. Simply signup as a founder before our full launch on 1st January 2022 and pay nothing for life.

For investors... We're currently live with our MVP and looking for early adopters. Simply signup as an investor before our full launch on 1st January 2022 and pay a one-off amount of just £1,000 for a lifetime deal - paying nothing else, ever! This deal includes up to 10 seats.

Venture Cards is the vision of its founder Steve Procter, after a lifetime working in IT consultancy plus his own tech startups for the last 25 years.

Steve now gives back to other early-stage startup founders as an adviser and mentor, and it is because of this main hustle that he can support the free Venture Cards model. Please see www.steveprocter.com for further details.

To become registered on our platform, all investors must apply for membership. The only people, outside our staff, with access to startup data, are these investors. Furthermore, the platform will allow startups to restrict certain parts of their data and only give access to investors who request it or follow them.

We want startups to be in charge of their data, and so we will regularly review and enhance these controls. Of course, though, the point of being on the platform is for startups to get spotted by investors, so they must always take a balanced approach to ensure they are not overly restrictive. As with all parts of the platform, we welcome feedback from our founder and investor members.

We do not openly show investor details to founders, and they can only see such investor details and contact them if the investor has already reached out first. Investors can also block future contact from founders if, having entered into a dialogue, they have decided not to pursue the opportunity.

There are plenty of other places to obtain investor contact data and allow cold outreach by founders. We believe this is not the right approach or USP for Venture Cards. We want to protect founder and investor inboxes as much as possible, ensuring all contact is respectful, wanted and without noise.

We ask both founders and investors to signup and provide their own data, both initially and regular updates. Other services tend not to do this, preferring to pull raw financial data from Companies House and tax offices. We believe that not having any real insider information is a failing by other services and doesn't give the fullest picture of a startup. This failing is especially so for very early startups where cold financial metrics are not readily available, leaving a big gap in the overall startup profile.

There are several other providers of cold raw data about startups. We believe none of them supports early-stage businesses very well, leaving a huge gap. We also feel our way of connecting founders and investors is unique, allowing investors to discover, follow and reach out for ongoing dialogue with founders. Other platforms focus on just cold financial metrics. Venture Cards ensures all the data is there for investors to review, but we also want to build ongoing relationships between founders and investors.

Existing methods for founders to find investors can be energy zapping and highly inefficient. Indeed we believe it can damage the day to day traction, stone dead. By adding a personal layer to raw data, Venture Cards provides a stronger and deeper understanding between founders and investors.

As we grow the membership, we will support every kind of startup and sector, with founders across the globe and from all backgrounds. We believe Venture Cards will best support those founders at the early stages, from just an idea in their heads, through to Series A. But we anticipate the service growing to cover the entire startup journey through all investment rounds.

As we grow the membership, we will support every kind of investor across the globe and from all backgrounds. We believe Venture Cards will best support those investors who invest in early-stage startups. But we anticipate the service growing to cover the entire startup journey through all investment rounds.

Also, as one of the Venture Card USP's is to allow investors to spot and follow a startup journey very early, we believe much later-stage investors will also benefit. When a startup is ready for a later stage level of investment, there will be a strong relationship and level of trust already built.

We are UK based and initially will cover the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. But we plan to have startups and investors worldwide.

This will not be possible. Our startup and founder details are held confidentially for access via the platform only by our registered investors. Equally, investor details are confidential, and it is up to the startup founders to create a compelling venture card that attracts plenty of investor attention and a reason for them to reach out.

Book a discovery call and we can discuss and show you the kind of startups on our platform.

Absolutely, yes. This is an area we focus on, which we believe other platforms fail to support. Anything from people with a new business idea still in their head, through to Series A and beyond.

This is one of the features we will definitely add in future phases. It will make the entire startup-investment process even slicker, which is one of our core objectives.

For startup founders... We're currently live with our MVP and looking for early adopters. Simply signup as a founder before our full launch on 1st January 2022 and pay nothing for life.

For investors... We're currently live with our MVP and looking for early adopters. Simply signup as an investor before our full launch on 1st January 2022 and pay a one-off amount of just £1,000 for a lifetime deal - paying nothing else, ever! This deal includes up to 10 seats.

Book a discovery call and let's chat about the opportunities.

Venture Cards is the vision of its founder Steve Procter, after a lifetime working in tech and IT consultancy. With 25 years as a tech entrepreneur, building and growing two multi-million pound businesses from zero, he now gives back to founders of other early-stage tech startups with low-cost advisory and mentoring support.

This work allows Steve to support the free membership model for startup founders on Venture Cards, so please consider his services or spread the word to other founders in your network.


A better way for founders and investors to collaborate

one journey · a single platform · no noise

Venture Cards is my vision after a lifetime working in tech and IT consultancy. My career includes 25 years as a tech entrepreneur, building and growing two multi-million pound businesses from zero. I now spend my time giving back as an adviser and mentor to other early-stage tech startup founders.

Throughout my time, I have realised a few fundamental truths about the tech startup world. I've created Venture Cards to support one of those areas which I believe is broken and needs shaking up - the founder and investor dating game.

Please discover more as a founder or as an investor. Get in touch with me to find out more.

Steve Procter, Venture Cards Founder
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Startups · Free for Life

(founders signup below. investors go here)

Signup before 1st January. Get a free lifetime deal

Become an Early Adopter and support our launch.

There is no cost for life if you signup before January.

We're live with our MVP (minimum viable product) and now building the rest. Your support means the world!

As an early adopter, you will have the chance to shape massive improvements in how the startup-investment model works. Send us your ideas and questions anytime.

If you are an investor please signup here, otherwise contact us today.

* We will not sell, rent or divulge client details to anyone without your permission, other than for the reasons stated here or in our full privacy policy... Data we collect from founder clients is for internal use and shown in the secure platform, which is available to our private client list of recognised investors, investment firms and other vetted analysts and selected partners. Data we collect from investors and other clients is for internal use and allows you to access our secure platform. We may send newsletters to all clients. You can control how certain data is shown to other members, or unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters or the entire platform. See full privacy policy.


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Investors · £1,000 for Life

(investors signup below. founders go here)

Signup before 1st January. One-off £1,000 lifetime deal

Become an Early Adopter and support our launch.

Pay £1,000 and nothing ever again if you signup before Jan. Includes up to 10 seats.

We're live with our MVP (minimum viable product) and now building the rest. Your support means the world!

As an early adopter, you will have the chance to shape massive improvements in how the startup-investment model works. Send us your ideas and questions anytime.

If you are a founder please signup here, otherwise contact us today.

* We will not sell, rent or divulge client details to anyone without your permission, other than for the reasons stated here or in our full privacy policy... Data we collect from founder clients is for internal use and shown in the secure platform, which is available to our private client list of recognised investors, investment firms and other vetted analysts and selected partners. Data we collect from investors and other clients is for internal use and allows you to access our secure platform. We may send newsletters to all clients. You can control how certain data is shown to other members, or unsubscribe at any time from our newsletters or the entire platform. See full privacy policy.


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Thank You!

Your support means the world!

Check your email for the confirmation link

We have sent you a confirmation email - check your spam folder if you can't see it. Once you've confirmed your email and activated your account, you can login to update your Venture Card details.

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Welcome to Venture Cards

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Thank You!

Your support means the world!

Check your email for the confirmation link

We have sent you a confirmation email - check your spam folder if you can't see it. Once you've confirmed your email and activated your account, you can login to update your Venture Card details.

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Privacy Policy

COOKIE & PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome 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 parties

Venture 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 client 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. However, all members are required to be bound by our terms and all data protection and related regulations as a requirement of becoming and remaining a member.

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 and it is up to the client as to whether they wish to reveal the URL to 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 Provider

Clients 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 data

2. 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 decisions

Our Servers and location of your data

All 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 websites

Our 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 data

You 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 Policy

Some 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 Policy

There 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 Information

You 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.


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TERM AND CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions of use

1. Introduction

1.1 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 notice

2.1 Copyright (c) 2021 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 website

3.1 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 website

4.1 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 organisation

5.1 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 accounts

6.1 To be eligible for an investor account on our website under this Section 6, you must be a recognised investor, investment firm or other vetted investment analyst to the satisfaction of our own 'know your customer' checks where our decision on eligibility will be final.

6.2 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.

6.3 You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.

6.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

6.5 You must not use any other person's account to access the website.

7. User login details

7.1 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 account

8.1 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 on our website using your account control panel on the website. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this Section 8.2.

9. Subscriptions

9.1 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. If your 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 using the cancellation facility on our website before the date of renewal.

10. Fees

10.1 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 content

11.1 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 content

12.1 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 abuse

13.1 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 warranties

14.1 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 liability

15.1 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. Indemnity

16.1 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 conditions

17.1 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 websites

18.1 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 marks

19.1 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. Variation

20.1 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. Assignment

21.1 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. Severability

22.1 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 rights

23.1 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 agreement

24.1 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 jurisdiction

25.1 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 disclosures

26.1 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 details

27.1 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 terms

28.1 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 and investors 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.

28.2 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.


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