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Vision · Strategy · Analysis · Mentoring · MVP · Pitching · Investment

From Idea · To Build, Launch, Growth & Investment · And Beyond

Hire an experienced entrepreneur and advisor for your startup. We will take some of the day-to-day load and help with what you don't know you don't know.

Invest in a startup veteran and their expert network to accelerate your plans and save time, money and mistakes.

mentoring · vision and strategy · pitch and investment support · research, reviews and feedback · operations, reporting and process design · pro-actively find clients, cofounders, cto's, developers and growth experts · investor introductions · client management · interim CTO · MVP planning · product vision · business modelling · market and customer insight · proposition review · organisational planning · lots more


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Steve Procter · Testimonials

Adam Evans

Sales Director

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

Mark Birch

Software Developer

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

Martin P

Founder - ALXI

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

Alex Shepherd

Support Specialist

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

Greg Sellam

Sales Director

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

Nathan Hudson

Transformation Specialist

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

Luke Antins

Software Consultant

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

Tony Peters

Digital Consultant

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

Kevin Peters

Long-term Client

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


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Venture Architect

A venture architect carries a broad toolkit and eclectic set of skills honed over many years, making them ideal for connecting people, technology and new startup business opportunities.

As an interim cofounder™, the venture architect works well inside any early-stage tech startup team, investment firm, incubator or accelerator. They bring additional broad-ranging mentoring, visionary, management, technical, development and business expertise and experience at both a big picture and detailed level.

With an intense curiosity in technology and business, venture architects are natural tech entrepreneurs.

A venture architect or interim cofounder™ is the perfect partner to assist startup founders in communicating, validating and testing their ideas before helping convert them into real living businesses.

They have a deep appreciation of the strategic requirements and can translate those to the necessary tactical steps, operational processes, management plans and product development tasks.


passionate about discovering new opportunities in tech · what's next?

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Digital Envisioner

Think outside the box, ask silly questions and make odd suggestions to nudge towards something new innovative and that changes the way we do things for the better. Question tech for tech's sake. Be ready to pivot towards something better.

A digital envisioner loves technology and business and has a real thirst for learning and discovering how tech can improve and simplify people's lives. New tech products and services should be cost-effective and work efficiently, both at launch and ongoing.

A natural entrepreneur is just as excited by someone else's startup ideas as they are with their own innovations. But they also have an ability to think laterally and see things from many angles, ensuring all new ideas are well planned, scoped and continually reviewed to ensure a good product-market fit.


intelligent growth · treat value as importantly as pure growth

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Startup Analyst and Strategist

A tech startup strategist has the ability to see the bigger vision - researching and analysing the product, market, pricing and competition in detail.

Draw up a business plan, not as a box filling exercise, but to give people a clear understanding of the opportunities and potential pitfalls. Honesty is key.

Translate the business plan into the necessary tactical steps, operational processes, management plans and a technical architecture plan.

A strategist must continue to analyse a business, documenting its data, models, processes, operations and systems, all of which guide the direction of travel as the business grows.


intelligent growth · create a product that is compelling and resonates with the target market

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Technology Architect

A technology architect has the combined strategic, tactical and technical knowledge to filter the business goals & plans down and translate them into a tech architecture plan used to draw up detailed hardware and software solutions.

The architect's role is to get inside the head of the business and help transform and guide it using the best technology available suited to the requirements and in line with budgetary and other constraints.

Technology architecture isn't static. Envision the right technology at the right time and anticipate how it will change shape and size as the business grows or even as it pivots.


good communicator · team player · fast learner · lateral thinker · in-depth analyst

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Project Manager

Putting together the right people and picking winning technology is just the beginning.

A clearly defined plan must be created and maintained, establishing and outlining tasks, milestones, allocation and status of resources and concrete deadlines.

Projects sometimes go off-plan, so anticipating problems and changes and finding resolutions early on is essential to ensure things stay on track and within agreed budgets.

Being able to work with developers and non-technology stakeholders is vital.


understand creator and custodian roles · eye for details and the big picture

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Early Stage CTO

An early-stage CTO links strategy and tactics, translating business goals into technology & projects. Be lean and agile, be smart, be efficient. Always be ready to adjust to fit the goals and support the business.

Draw on broad technical experience to find, coach & mentor tech talent. Foster a tech-friendly culture within the business.

Technology supports the business from finance and operations to product development and user experience to reporting and analysis, even in a tech company. Be the constant link.


genuine value · commit to job at hand · determination + optimism · creative problem solving

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MVP Developer

Have a broad range of development skills and a good understanding of the entire software development process. All sharpened in large banks, multi-national corporations, software consultancies and young online B2B and SaaS startup businesses.

Be confident with a blank script ready to build a proof of concept, MVP and the next big thing. But the early-stage beta will one day grow, so understand the skills needed to manage, maintain and enhance such systems carefully.

Meticulous planning, design, specification & testing must all come as standard.


business nouse · real experience · true grit · dive in and do what it takes to win

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Steve Procter · Experience

Clickacall

Clickacall

co-founder · original vision · architect · cto · project manager · developer

feb 2019 - ongoing

B2B SaaS platform. helping businesses receive & track one-click video calls from the web

Scan+Click

Scan+Click

co-founder · original vision · architect · cto · developer · growth-hacker

may 2020 - ongoing

B2B SaaS platform. connecting physical & digital worlds using QR codes

Nearevo

Nearevo

founder · original vision · architect · cto · project manager · developer

jan 2018 - mar 2020

B2B SaaS platform. connecting physical & digital worlds using proximity discovery NFC and Bluetooth devices

SMS Expert

SMS Expert

co-founder · original vision · architect · cto · project manager · developer

jan 2001 - sep 2019

B2B SaaS text marketing platform + api provider. Delivered over 1 billion SMS

Easily

Easily.co.uk

founder · original vision · architect · strategy · ceo · developer

sep 1999 - jan 2004

domain name registrar and email & web hosting provider. Sold 2,000 domains per day at peak

SMS Expert

Divers Travel Network

early website founder · original vision · web developer

jan 1995 - dec 1996

website listing global scuba diving locations. my first web business

SMS Expert

Various digital agencies

project manager · business consultant · php developer

may 1999 - sep 1999

early PHP and MySQL developer, project manager and team leader within London digital agencies

Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank

developer · technical team leader · technical support consultant

sep 1994 - may 1999

designed and integrated new Reuters live market data feed. assisted bond trading desk with using internal analytics solutions. developer and 24*7 support (on-site & remote). responsible for critical trading/back-office reporting & batch processing systems. testing consultant & developer on Y2K project, responsible for timely delivery of fixes across the bank's systems

Logica

project manager · business and technical consultant

sep 1989 - jan 1994

assignments at IBM, Reuters, Channel Tunnel and Xerox PARC. Xerox workstation developer and project manager. assigned to IBM as developer & consultant on confidential OS/2 project. database designer & developer on Channel Tunnel project for terminal & vehicle management system. assigned to Reuters as part of development team to help build data feed solution for markets data

UMIST

BSc (Hons) Computation
University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology

sep 1986 - jun 1989

deep theoretical learning on the history, foundations, application and use of modern computing. study of the interactions between people, software and data/information. researched and built early speech synthesis software module for BBC micro computer

Kelsterton Technology College

OND (Distinction) Computer Studies · first ever year of O level Computer Studies in Wales

sep 1979 - jun 1986

operated ICL 2900 series mainframe, punched cards and paper tape during college internship at local county computer centre. use of mainframe teletype & BBC microcomputers during O level. Learned to code with pencil + paper, one iteration per week


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Get a fresh perspective on your tech startup idea and plans from two startup veterans who have experienced it all over the past 25 years.

A call today is just the tip of the iceberg. Discover what value we can add in 30 minutes, and then imagine what we can achieve as your interim cofounders, guiding, mentoring and supporting you every day for a whole month or more!

Idea and Startup Consultation

Schedule a 30-minute Zoom call with us to chat about your idea and startup plans or those of your clients. Discover how we support founders in the Interim Cofounder™ community and can help accelerate your startup.

Fresh and Experienced Perspective

Whether you've got a new tech startup idea in your head, are planning, designing and building your product, or are preparing for launch, growth, or investment, then get a new perspective, advice and support by chatting it over with a startup expert.

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Sounding Board and Practice

Getting the idea right is tricky, and an independent sounding board can often help you see new angles and identify issues.

When it comes to promoting your startup to potential customers or investors, telling the right story often needs practice, independent critique and a lot of finessing.

Get Feedback and Build Confidence

The opportunity to talk about your plans and get external input from a startup veteran is a great way to validate your direction and next steps.

We will offer feedback and help you prepare for moving forward with your build, launch or growth. Get a confidence boost ready to meet your first sales leads or investors.


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Steve Procter · 39-Year Tech Journey

Syntax error at line 40

I first touched a computer keyboard in 1982, aged 14. But this wasn't until I'd been forced at school to learn to code using just paper and pencil. We posted our programmes to the nearby college, where they were re-keyed onto a mainframe the size of a tennis court and our results sent back in the post seven days later, usually marked "syntax error at line 40".

Who needs more consultants?

Since those early days, I have gained a degree in computation from UMIST and had a successful career as an IT consultant at Logica, IBM, Reuters, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and several digital agencies. I even left it all behind for a short whole to become a scuba diving instructor and run my own dive school!

Serious BigCorp consultancy gives you some excellent core management skills such as project management, team leadership, consultancy, planning, research and analysis. But honestly, the world doesn't need more consultants.

There at the start of the internet,... and mobile

Something else was calling, and my entrepreneurial talents started to come alive whilst I was teaching myself html, php, mysql and other web programming skills in the mid-1990s.

This led to me publishing my first website 25 years ago in 1996 and launching a successful dotcom in 1999 by creating the first under-a-tenner domain name business and inventing the web-based DNS dashboard for domains.

I also ran one of the first successful web affiliate schemes, generating 40% of our revenue in 2001.

In the same year, I devised an early no-code solution for hosting simple one-page websites, generating £100k per year from a single £300 server.

I was even an early digital nomad in 2007, running a b2b mobile marketing startup from a beach and the desert.

Success, failure, early and late. But never out

Since the late ’90s, I’ve had great tech venture & startup ideas, awful ones, others that are too early or late and one that failed. I had success and a big exit in the dot-com boom days, and I have felt the lows of being a bootstrapped solo entrepreneur.

In 2021, 25 years after that first website, I am still driven daily by envisioning new digital ideas and businesses, strategising and planning, and building great solutions.

What's next

I get inspired by meeting and working with other entrepreneurs, sharing and exploring ideas and passing on my experience to early-stage founders. And of course, planning and discussing what's next. So if you have the next exciting thing, then let's chat...

25 Years in Startups · 1996 -> 1999 -> 2001 -> 2019 -> 2021 -> ···

DTN · Easily · SMS Expert · Clickacall · Scan+Click


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Skillset of an Interim Cofounder

Deep-dive + accelerate

  • discuss startup idea, tech, product + market

  • idea envisioning

  • fully get to know you and get up to speed

  • understand strategy + plans and any docs

  • set out the scope of the role + agree on messaging

  • identify your strengths and weaknesses

  • clarify your goals

  • confirm resource gap: investor, developer, cofounder, etc

  • learn about resources to help achieve your goals

  • startup health check: company setup (UK), tech, ops, etc

  • improve your presentation skills

  • build confidence in your vision

  • review value proposition and business model

  • help source and interview team


Ongoing pro-active consultancy tasks

  • research and analysis

  • ongoing idea, tech, product + market chats

  • continually review + think through plans

  • review product/market + make suggestions

  • assist with finding a true equity cofounder


CTO + Tech Cofounder support + assistance

  • dev plan + tech architecture design

  • developer staffing plan

  • tools for dev and operations

  • low/no-code tools + website

  • host and manage email+dns+domain

  • app stores and app submission

  • development team recruitment

  • developer timeline and workflow

  • documentation + reporting

  • operational + support process planning


Ongoing communication support

  • introductions to useful connections

  • links to helpful forums + posts

  • alerts of relevant webinars+talks+events

  • updates with useful+interesting news

  • reach out + post on forums


Investment support

  • discuss investment strategy+plans

  • provide introductions to investor network

  • review pitch deck

  • mock pitch with follow-up review


Mentoring, mental support, advice and listening

  • informal calls, with a broad discussion base

  • help with suggestions or just listen

  • pass on our many years of startup experience

  • answer how did you do this questions

  • brainstorm and be a sounding board

  • mentor and support you to be the best you can be

  • discuss the product, the business, and more

  • discuss you + your cofounders

  • conversations are private and in confidence


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Skillset of an Interim CTO

Standard professional developer services

  • deep dive into your startup idea and plans

  • in-depth discussions with founders

  • read the business plan, deck and product spec

  • work with you on screen/UI design plans

  • finalise and signoff development plans

  • ongoing hosting, management + support


Plan and design an MVP for your startup idea

  • project specification and design

  • turn your requirements into a development plan

  • suggest + agree dev tools, platforms, etc

  • iteratively discuss + signoff with you

  • create a developer staffing plan

  • build developer timeline and workflow

  • assist with sourcing developers


Build an MVP for your startup idea

  • setup dev/test environments + build MVP

  • carry out module testing throughout the build

  • iteratively submit to you for testing

  • signoff with you and handover all code

  • offer ongoing support, fixes + updates


Traditional software development skills

  • website development

  • PHP and MySQL

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery

  • Bootstrap

  • API creation and integration

  • Linux sysadmin and virtual server support

  • Photoshop + Gimp image design


Low/no-code development skills


Quick product and payment tool skills


Other management tool skills

  • domain name and DNS management

  • email account hosting and management

  • secure SSL certificate management

  • Google and Apple app store management

  • Cloudflare website acceleration + protection

  • Google Analytics web visitor analytics


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Hello!

We look forward to working with you and helping to accelerate your startup plans.

Please have a quick read to get familiar with our guidelines. Then click the button below to return to Slack and say hello to ourselves and the other members.

Onwards and upwards!
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Invest in a Startup Veteran · Accelerate Your Plans · Save Time, Money and Mistakes

Hire an experienced entrepreneur and advisor for your startup. Available 1-on-1 to dive in, support and mentor. Pushing you and your venture forward every day.

Commit to a few hours of our expertise every month. Use us as required and add more time only when you need. Access 25 years of startup knowledge and a network of experts and investors to add value and help with real tasks.

Ask Us Anything

We have run our own tech startups for 25 years, so know how crazy your workload is. You have a lot of questions, many with no answers. It's hard to find an experienced sounding board, and sometimes you need a guiding hand to rein in those extra ideas.

We will dive into your idea and plans, embed ourselves, feel the whole journey and be veteran cofounders on whom you can rely. Ask us anything, be it vague ideas or your inner thoughts, we will help you work out the questions ... and answers.

Mentoring, Advice and Support

We know what you're going through. It's hard! There are only so many times your family can say 'yes, it looks great'. Everything can feel frantic. There aren't enough hours and probably isn't enough money to do everything. Even finding a cofounder is tough.

Entrepreneurs need advice, and they need it from someone who truly understands. We've spent 25 years envisioning, building and running our own tech startups. We've had wins, seen the downside and understand bootstrapping. Let us be your guides.

Startup veterans who have experienced it all, providing a fresh perspective and a sounding board as your mentor.

Investment Support and Intro's

Creating pitch decks, finding and getting investors interested, pitching to them, and the entire process of raising money is gruelling. It can take many months, and the effort is on top of the day to day work involved in building and running your startup.

We have a network of investors, regularly chat with new ones and will make investor introductions. In addition, we will help with research, provide ongoing pitch and investment resources and connect you with other valuable investment advice.

Research and Report

Having spent many years as bootstrapped founders, we have become adept at discovering things we need to propel ourselves along. As a result, we now have a vast library of links, information, resources, webinars, events and people (12k on Linkedin).

There are possibly a few gaps in your startup plans. We will carry out research to help fill them in and also proactively highlight things 'you don't know you don't know'. And when we don't have an answer or a suitable person, we know how to find them easily.

Review and Feedback

A website and investment pitch deck are a startup's shop windows. Sadly many look poor or get the wrong message across due to a lack of design or content writing skills. We will review your pitch deck and website and suggest helpful changes.

Too often, the only people to validate a startup idea and the technical solution are the founder's close circle. Sadly, many startups fail because founders are 'convinced it's great' even without proof. We will review your idea and dig into the dev+tech plans.

Strategy, Planning and Dev/CTO Support

Many founders fail to set an early-stage plan and identify the right MVP features. 'The market is $40 billion, and we can sell to everyone' means nothing early on. We will guide your early-stage and MVP plans and provide encouragement along the way.

As interim cofounders and part of your early journey, we can add vision, support your strategy, review and guide your tech+dev plans, offer interim CTO support, pass on our startup CEO experience and help accelerate your business towards success.

Invest in an expert network to save time, money and mistakes and accelerate your plans.

Operations, Reporting and Process Design

Most startup entrepreneurs have incredible vision and ideas for a new product and how to fit it into the market. Unfortunately, to focus on growth, the processes needed to manage the expanding business are either not understand or pushed aside.

We will help setup simple reporting systems to show founders and potential investors how the business is performing. Or we will plan back-office operations and day to day processes for customer relations, support, HR, finance, billing and more.

Working With Clients, Staff and Others

As experienced consultants, we know startups are about people, internally and externally. We know how to work with or manage people at any level, from junior staff and developers to cofounders, CXO's, investors and external clients or users.

Over the years, we have built extensive networks of great contacts to share. So as well as fitting in with your existing teams and clients, we will pro-actively introduce experts, investors, potential clients, equity cofounders, developers and others.


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Experience

Mardest

co-founder · sales and marketing director · business development

2017 - 2021

Musevo

original vision · co-founder · ceo · sales and marketing director

2012 - 2021

iTagg and SMS Expert

co-founder · sales and marketing director · business development

2001 - 2019

Easily.co.uk

co-founder · sales director · customer support director

1999 - 2004

J P Morgan

developer · technical team leader · technical support consultant

1998 - 1999

Bankers Trust

developer · technical team leader · technical support consultant

1994 - 1998

Various digital agencies

project manager · business consultant · developer

1992 - 1994

Bank Paribas

developer · technical team leader · technical support consultant

1985 - 1992

Taylor Wimpey

technical support consultant · business consultant

1983 - 1985


Testimonials

Alan Cable

Chief Operating Officer

“Tony’s positive motivational energy is very uplifting and he’s always able to add value with very simple solutions.”

Ess Dawadu-Martins

CEO

“Tony listened to every detail and his help with my investor pitch and who to pitch to enabled me to get the seed funding I required for no equity”


A broad toolkit and eclectic set of skills honed over many years help connect people, technology and startup opportunities.

A cofounder has a wide range of business, consultancy, management and mentoring skills, ready to take on any job.

Innovate outside the box and help startups use tech to improve the way the world works.

Use real entrepreneurial experience to step back and analyse the wider vision.

My Startups · 1999 -> 2001 -> 2012 -> 2021 -> ···

Easily · SMS Expert · Musevo · Mardest


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Discover Steve Procter

I first touched a computer keyboard in 1982. Then a degree, IT consultancy, scuba instructor, 25 years in tech startups,...

A few words from some amazing people I've worked with over a long career in big IT firms, the City of London and my startups.

College, university, Logica, IBM, Xerox PARC, Reuters, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, digital agencies, tech startups,...

Discover my history, experience, posts, 12,000 connections and followers and all the rest on my official Linkedin page.


A broad toolkit and eclectic set of skills honed over many years help connect people, technology and startup opportunities.

A cofounder has a wide range of business, consultancy, management and mentoring skills, ready to take on any job.

A tech cofounder can design, plan, build and manage back-end systems, MVP's and websites and carry out sysadmin and DevOps.

Innovate outside the box and help startups use tech to improve the way the world works.

Use real entrepreneurial experience to step back and analyse the wider vision.

Get inside the head of a startup and help create a tech plan to achieve the business goals.

Translate strategic plans into tactical needs and be the startup's technology vision.

Find and take care of the right people and together implement a winning technology plan.

A broad range of front and back end development skills, sharpened over many years.


Envisioning and building cool stuff since the '90s

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Startup Veterans · Supporting Pre-Launch and Early-Stage Founders

Discover the Interim Cofounder™

A broad toolkit and eclectic set of skills honed over many years help connect people, technology and startup opportunities.

A cofounder has a wide range of business, consultancy, management and mentoring skills, ready to take on any job.

A tech cofounder can design, plan, build and manage back-end systems, MVP's and websites and carry out sysadmin and DevOps.

Innovate outside the box and help startups use tech to improve the way the world works.

Use real entrepreneurial experience to step back and analyse the wider vision.

Get inside the head of a startup and help create a tech plan to achieve the business goals.

Translate strategic plans into tactical needs and be the startup's technology vision.

Find and take care of the right people and together implement a winning technology plan.

A broad range of front and back end development skills, sharpened over many years.


Envisioning and building cool stuff since the '90s

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Interim Cofounder

Startup Veterans · Supporting Pre-Launch and Early-Stage Founders

Blog, Articles and Posts

Steve Procter, Interim Cofounder

23rd June 2021

Finding cofounders is broken - and that is the polite version!


Steve Procter, Interim Cofounder

20th May 2021

Get your sales or investment pitch roasted. do you dare!?


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

22nd March 2021

Too much info, too many opinions, too much feedback, it's time for tech startup founders to JFDI.


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

25th March 2021

How to check if tech startup founders are compatible before partnering up.


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

16th March 2021

Steve Procter can provide startup founders with mentoring and cto/tech advice for your new idea.


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

7th April 2021

Cash is dead so I'm giving mine away. who wants some?


Nik Smith, Medium.com

13th March 2019

What is Consultancy as a Service, otherwise known by Steve Procter as a Venture Architect as a Service?


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

26th March 2021

Steve Procter is interested in talking to fellow startup founders and creators.


Steve Procter, Indie Hackers

26th March 2021

List of useful slack groups for early-stage tech startups.



Envisioning and building cool stuff since the '90s

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* $199 or €169. up to 2 cofounders per membership. pay monthly, cancel any time

A Slack community for up to 100 early-stage founders PLUS two resident startup entrepreneurs and consultants working full-time every day for the whole cohort.

Invest in an expert network and the help of two startup veterans to save time and money and accelerate your plans.

A Slack community for a group of early-stage founders PLUS two resident startup entrepreneurs and consultants working full-time every day for the whole cohort.

Just £145/month*, with a maximum of 100 startups receiving 300+ hours of our expertise every month. Imagine the value we can bring to your startup, guiding, mentoring, supporting and pushing you forward every day.