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Launch Date · 1st Jan 2022

    Make it easy for investors to follow your startup journey

    Pre-register now for your startup's free venture card

    Create a one-page deck (venture card) for your startup. Send quick links to contacts whenever you need to tell your story. Get added to our free directory of early-stage startups for discovery by our registered investors. Add regular updates to build investor engagement and interest prior to investment activity.

    Welcome to Venture Cards
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    Supporting Founders

    Reach More Investors With Less Effort

    The Early Venture Report™ is a weekly newsletter sent to over 2,000 investors. It is a roundup of the latest early-stage tech startup trends, plus elevator pitches from founders of exciting new startups and pre-launch ideas. Add your pitch now to present your plans in no time at all.

    Get Seen Without Getting Distracted

    Raising finance is hard and consumes a significant amount of a founder's time and energy. With the Early Venture Report™ your tech startup will appear on the radar of 2,000+ investors. Get noticed without losing focus on building and growing your new business.

    Prove The Model and Gain More Trust

    Investors currently make yes/no decisions based on a quick snapshot of a cold email. The Early Venture Report™ makes it easy for investors to follow their favourite startups anonymously. Send them monthly updates with highlights of your vision, journey and wins to build their interest.

    Get Seen Without Getting Distracted

    Raising finance is hard and consumes a significant amount of a founder's time and energy. With the Early Venture Report™ your tech startup will appear on the radar of 2,000+ investors. Get noticed without losing focus on building and growing your new business.


    Venture Cards logo

    Supporting Investors

    Reach More Investors With Less Effort

    The Early Venture Report™ is a weekly newsletter sent to over 2,000 investors. It is a roundup of the latest early-stage tech startup trends, plus elevator pitches from founders of exciting new startups and pre-launch ideas. Add your pitch now to present your plans in no time at all.

    Get Seen Without Getting Distracted

    Raising finance is hard and consumes a significant amount of a founder's time and energy. With the Early Venture Report™ your tech startup will appear on the radar of 2,000+ investors. Get noticed without losing focus on building and growing your new business.

    Prove The Model and Gain More Trust

    Investors currently make yes/no decisions based on a quick snapshot of a cold email. The Early Venture Report™ makes it easy for investors to follow their favourite startups anonymously. Send them monthly updates with highlights of your vision, journey and wins to build their interest.

    Get Seen Without Getting Distracted

    Raising finance is hard and consumes a significant amount of a founder's time and energy. With the Early Venture Report™ your tech startup will appear on the radar of 2,000+ investors. Get noticed without losing focus on building and growing your new business.


    Create an exciting new recurring revenue stream

    Signup now for your startup's free venture card

    Create a one-page deck (venture card) for your startup and send quick links to contacts whenever you need to tell your story. Also get added to our free directory of early-stage startups, for discovery by our registered investors. Add regular updates and watch as investors follow you and reach out to learn more.

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    Become a Sponsor

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    For Founders

    $138

    Created by myself, Steve Procter, a startup veteran of 25 years with firsthand experience of finding investors and getting them excited.

    Curated by myself Steve Procter, a startup veteran envisioning and building tech startups and working with other founders since 1996. I also have 10 years of industry experience as an IT consultant and business analyst.

    Add your details to the report to reach 2,000+ investors. Send them monthly updates for life.

    The Early Venture Report™ supports your startup investment journey & helps you grow.

    I give my take on the latest tech startup trends, ideas and launches by interviewing dozens of newly launched startup founders every week. I analyse it all and report both the big picture and the underlying details.

    2,000+

    Investors

    The Early Venture Report™ is a weekly newsletter sent to verified investors. More investors are added all the time. It highlights what is happening at the earliest stages of the startup world


    3-6

    Months

    Finding the right investment takes a long time. The report helps speed this up by getting you on the watchlist of more.

    See investment elevator pitches from new startup and pre-launch idea founders.

    Contact founders directly. Follow interesting startups anonymously to receive monthly updates highlighting their journey and wins.

    25

    Years

    Behind the creation of the Early Venture Report™ is a vast amount of experience building tech startups since 1996.


    1,000's

    Monthly Startups

    Thousands of startups launching every month make it hard to get spotted. The report helps put you at the top of investors.

    The Early Venture Report™ cuts through it by spotting new trends, upcoming ideas and the most exciting new startups before others.

    The report is only available for recognised investors, investment firms and other vetted analysts, partners, scouts, etc.

    Please get in touch to say hello and ask any questions

    Feel free to email or WhatsApp chat anytime. You can also book a Zoom call or connect on Linkedin.

    * We will not sell, rent or divulge client details to anyone without your permission. See full privacy policy.

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    Pre-Register

    Pre-register and get your first 12 months completely free

    We're still building things, but your support in the pre-launch phase means the world!

    As an early adopter, you will have the chance to shape massive improvements in how the startup-investment model works.

    * We will not sell, rent or divulge client details to anyone without your permission. 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 investment partners. Data we collect from investor clients is for internal use and allows you to access our secure platform. We may send newsletters to all clients. You can control specific data that 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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    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.

    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 sign up or pre-register with us as a client. 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 and how you heard of us. 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 together when performing analysis to identify trends and common requirements so that we can continually improve our services and future offerings.

    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 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 profile or in any posts or other updates, you accept these may be seen by other members 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.

    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.


    Kate Butler

    Founder

    "Three hours with Steve and connections with 2 of his investor contacts is definitely paying off. I should be able to start looking for developers soon"


    Geoffrey Birch

    CTO and Cofounder

    "Working with Steve to find my co-founder has been a revelation. He has opened up a whole new startup world that I didn't know existed"

    Jez Donald

    Entrepreneur

    "Being mentored by Steve has given me the confidence to build my MVP and get going. Plus, at least one Angel intro he made looks very promising."


    Jordan Worthington

    Cofounder

    "Steve is very diligent and constantly looking outside the box, thinking about things from all angles and offering clear-headed business analysis"

    Adam Evans

    Business Development Director

    "Steve is one of those people who can analyse new requirements and visualise smart new digital ways of doing things way before most others"


    Alex Shepherd

    Head of Client Support

    "Working with Steve in the dotcom days I found him to be a true innovator. It seems to me that a lot of technology companies learnt from him"

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    If You Can't See the Answer Then Get in Touch Today

    What type of investor can see my details?

    They are primarily angel, seed and vc investors in North America and UK/Europe, interested in early-stage tech startups (pre+post revenue) and founders with pre-launch ideas with exciting growth opportunities. 'Tech' includes everything in and around saas, digital, creative.


    Can I get a copy of the investor list?

    Rather than sell a list for sending bulk cold emails, the report makes it easier for investors to see a summary of several startups and founders in a single weekly newsletter. By helping protect investor inboxes, the service and your startup gain an extra level of trust.


    Is pre-launch or mvp too early to use you?

    Many angel and seed investors love to get involved early on. Allowing investors to follow your startup journey with monthly updates will excite them a lot more than a sudden cold email later on. But also start thinking about getting client traction or validation to prove the market fit.

    Is it a simple newsletter or something more?

    The report is a weekly newsletter for investors and a lot more. It contains a roundup of the latest tech startup trends plus elevator pitches from new startups like you. Investors can contact you directly or choose to follow your startup. Each month you can send an update to all your followers.


    How do I update investors about my startup?

    Investors can select startups and founders they wish to follow directly from within the newsletter. Each month you provide us with an update highlighting client wins and other news that helps validate your startup. We deliver these updates by email to followers and investors.


    Is it too soon for me to reach out to investors?

    If finding investment is on your roadmap for now or the future, then it is recommended to start investor outreach as soon as possible. Getting investment can often take at least 3-6 months, so having investors warmed up and following your updates is a very positive step.

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