Terms and conditions
Here are some definitions which are used in this document
"The Website Operator”, "Us”, "Our Site”, "We”, "Fund My Pitch”, "Fundmypitch.com” - FMP Ventures Ltd.
"The Website”, "This Website” - Fundmypitch.com and all subdomains under it.
"Content” - all images, videos, attachments, files, sound, written text or information of any kind.
"Visitor”, "Visiting User” - a user who has not yet registered an account or logged into their account and therefore cannot yet be assumed to belong to any category of User. Any User who does not fit into another criteria will be considered to be a Visitor.
"Investing User” - a sophisticated investor or high net worth individual who is interesting in reviewing information about companies seeking investment.
"Raising User” - an individual or company who is raising capital for their business.
"You”, "User” - all types of Users including Visiting Users, Investing Users, Raising Users.Singular and Plural
References to the singular include the plural and vice versa.
These are our terms and conditions which apply to The Website. We've tried to make them user-friendly. Please read them carefully and save a copy as we don't file a copy specifically for the transaction with you. They're available in English only.
The following general terms and conditions apply to all Users of the Website. By using this Website, you are agreeing to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Website.
These terms and conditions constitute a legal agreement, between You, as the User of The Website and Us as the owner and operator of The Website.
This Website is operated by The Website Operator. It is an online platform that connects companies seeking investment (Raising Users) and investors seeking investment opportunities (Investing Users) where they can communicate with each other about potential deals.
Fund My Pitch does not make investment recommendations to you. No communications from Fund My Pitch, through this website or any other medium, should be construed as an investment recommendation. Further, nothing on The 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. Fund My Pitch does not provide legal, financial or tax advice of any kind. If you have any questions with respect to legal, financial or tax matters relevant to your interactions with Fund My Pitch or its Users you should consult a professional adviser.
Please be aware of the following Risk Warnings before deciding to engage with any of the opportunities shown on the Website.
Investing in early-stage, SEIS/ EIS-qualifying companies is unpredictable and suited for investors who are comfortable with high risk.
SEIS/EIS companies are early-stage businesses, so investments into these companies are high risk. Investments could fall in value, potentially to zero, and investors may not get back their investment.
The shares of smaller companies could fall or rise in value - more than shares of larger, established companies.
SEIS/EIS tax reliefs, rates of tax and tax allowances are based on current legislation, with interpretation based on case law. The tax rules and HMRC's interpretation could change in the future.
Tax reliefs depend on investors' personal circumstances. There's no guarantee that the companies invested in will maintain their SEIS/EIS-qualifying status.
If a company loses its status within three years of investment, you may be asked to repay income tax relief claimed. Your tax reliefs will be withdrawn from that point onwards.
SEIS/EIS shares are unquoted (shares listed on AIM are unquoted for these purposes). They may be harder to sell than shares listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
The minimum holding period for a number of the SEIS/EIS tax reliefs is three years from the date of investment into each company. But investors should be prepared to hold their investment for a long period, potentially ten years or more.
Investing in early-stage and other growth-focussed businesses can be very rewarding, but it involves a number of risks and challenges. If you choose to invest in businesses displayed on this Website, you need to be aware of and accept five important considerations:
1. Loss of Capital
Most early-stage businesses and many other growth-focussed businesses fail, and if you invest in a business displayed on the Website, it is significantly more likely that you will lose all of your invested capital than you will see any return of capital or a profit. You should not invest more money in the types of businesses displayed on the Website than you can afford to lose without altering your standard of living.
Almost all investments you make in businesses displayed on the Website will be highly illiquid. It is very unlikely that there will be a liquid secondary market for the shares of the business. This means you should assume that you will be unlikely to be able to sell your shares until and unless the business floats on a stock exchange or is bought by another company; and, even if the business is bought by another company or floats, your investment may continue to be illiquid. Even for a successful business, a flotation or purchase is unlikely to occur for a number of years from the time you make your investment. For businesses for which secondary market opportunities are available, it can be difficult to find a buyer or seller, and investors should not assume that an early exit will be available just because a secondary market exists.
3. Rarity of Dividends
Businesses of the type displayed on the Website rarely pay dividends. This means that if you invest in a business through the Website, even if it is successful you are unlikely to see any return of capital or profit until you are able to sell your shares. Even for a successful business, this is unlikely to occur for a number of years from the time you make your investment.
Any investment you make in a business displayed on the Website is likely to be subject to dilution. This means that if the business raises additional capital at a later date, it will issue new shares to the new investors, and the percentage of the business that you own will decline. These new shares may also have certain preferential rights to dividends, sale proceeds and other matters, and the exercise of these rights may work to your disadvantage. Your investment may also be subject to dilution as a result of the grant of options (or similar rights to acquire shares) to employees of, service providers to or certain other contacts of, the business.
If you choose to invest in businesses of the type displayed on the Website, such investments should only be made as part of a well-diversified portfolio. This means that you should invest only a relatively small portion of your investable capital in such businesses, and the majority of your investable capital should be invested in safer, more liquid assets. It also means that you should spread your investment between multiple businesses rather than investing a larger amount in just a few.
Using Our Service
Forming a contract to use our Website
By accessing our website or registering on our website, you offer to enter a legal contract with us to use our Website. We accept your offer and there is a binding legal contract when you enter this site.
We do not allow Users from countries that are on the sanctions list of the United Kingdom government. A full list of countries is shown here:
If you are accessing this Website from a country shown on the above list, you are forbidden from using this Website. Please terminate access to the Website immediately.
The Website requires you to enter into a legally binding agreement in order to use it. If you are under the age of 18 years, or the age of majority in the location from where you are accessing this website, you must not use The Website.
Intellectual Property, Ownership & Copyright
Unless otherwise specified the contents of all the pages of this website are owned by and copyright to the Website. The Website respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and ask that all users do the same. If you believe that any intellectual property rights have been infringed on The Website, please notify The Website.
The User confirms that it is the copyright owner, licence holder and controller of all intellectual, industrial, images, pictures, videos and property rights for the content uploaded to the Website.
The User indemnifies the Website against any claims for violation of copyright or other intellectual and industrial property rights for content it has uploaded to the Website without the correct licence or permissions.
The User gives express permission for the Website to use all of the content uploaded to the Website and display it on the Website.
The intellectual and industrial property rights in all material used on or in connection with our Website are owned by us or by our partners or other Users. For your personal use only, you may view such material on your device. You must not otherwise use such material including copying, publishing, selling or adapting it or taking extracts from it without our specific prior express and written consent. You must not misrepresent the ownership or source of such material, for example by changing or removing any legal notices or author attributions.
Just to be clear - you must not collect, scrape, harvest, frame or deep-link to any Content on our Website without our specific prior express and written consent.
If you upload any Content to our Website or provide us with any ideas or suggestions for our Website, you allow us at no cost, without limits and forever, to use and adapt all or part of such material however we wish on our Website. You also allow each User to use your Content in accordance with these terms and conditions.
Third Party Content & User Generated Content
The Website contains material submitted and or uploaded by third parties. All third-party material contained in this Website is the sole responsibility of the third party. The Website does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of any third-party material on the Website nor is any warranty expressed or implied by publication.
The Website assumes no responsibility and specifically disclaim and exclude all liability to any person for any loss or damage of any nature or however arising from any third-party material published on the Website.
By submitting any material to the Website, you automatically grant The Website the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You acknowledge that The Website is not obliged to publish any material submitted by you.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Website harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of material you submit to the Website.
If you upload Content to our Website
You are responsible for your Content.
You guarantee you have (and will retain) all rights and permissions needed to enable use of your Content as contemplated by the Website and these terms and conditions, especially those referring to rights of use, advertising and image, as well as not you are violating third party rights.
We will monitor through both automated and manual means all content including messages and comments for illegal content or content that violates our terms. We may edit, hide or remove any piece of content for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right without notice or refund to reject, suspend, alter, remove or delete Content or to disclose to the police or other relevant authorities or to a complainant any Content or behaviour if it is the subject of complaint or where we have reason to believe that it breaches our terms and conditions, if we consider that privacy rights may have been violated or that of a third party or that such steps are necessary to protect us or others, or that a criminal offence may have been committed, or where required by law or where requested by the police or other appropriate authorities, or if we consider that Content does not meet our quality standards. If so, you must not attempt to re-publish or re-send the relevant Content.
The information or data uploaded by The Users must be truthful at all times, vouching for all statements, data, content, information and details that are false, vague or inaccurate.
It is your responsibility to decide which Content to upload (subject to these terms and conditions). We do not accept responsibility if your Content is misused by others as this is outside our reasonable control. Don't upload any Content if you are concerned that it may be misused or if you do not have full rights to such content.
We may place advertisements near or within your Content. If so, we retain all revenue from such advertisements.
It is your responsibility to make your own backup of Content to protect you in case of loss or damage to such material. We are not responsible for such loss or damage.
We may irretrievably delete your Content without telling you after this agreement ends.
Promotional Use of Copyrighted Material
Users give permission for the Website to use any content uploaded to the Website for promotional purposes without payment of royalties or requirement of licences.
The Website contains links to other websites which are not under The Websites control. The Website is not responsible for the prejudices that the other websites may cause to you, the content of and do not endorse the material on these other websites. The Website provides these links for your convenience only. We do not recommend or endorse, nor are we legally responsible for, any of these. You use them at your own risk.
Using Our Website
Your right to use our Website
We grant you a limited personal non-transferable right to use our Website on any applicable device owned or controlled by you subject to these terms and conditions.
Acceptable use of our Service
You undertake not to do any of the following in connection with the use of the Website:
- breach any applicable law, regulation or code of conduct;
- upload any Content (including links or references to other content), or otherwise behave in a manner, which:
- is defamatory, threatening, harassing, invasive or forcing of privacy, racist, xenophobic, religious, animal mistreatment, hateful, discriminatory, promoting of self-harm, misleading, abusive or deceptive;
- infringes any intellectual, industrial property, image rights or other rights of others;
- contains images or messages of terrorism;
- contains impersonate other people's identity by any means;
- contains harassing people;
- involves phishing or scamming or similar or attempted fraud; or
- we otherwise reasonably consider to be inappropriate;
- reveal any information that enables you to be personally identified or contacted by other Users other than through the Service including last name, postal / email address or telephone number;
- upload any Content which includes someone else's personal information or unauthorized images of other people;
- impersonate any person or entity in order to mislead others;
- upload any Content which links to any third party websites which are unlawful or contain inappropriate Content;
- use the Service to provide a similar service to third parties or otherwise with a view to competing with us;
- use the Website for junk mail, spam, pyramid or similar or fraudulent schemes;
- do anything which may have the effect of disrupting the Service including denial of service attacks, worms, viruses, software bombs or mass mailings;
- do anything which may negatively affect other Users' enjoyment of the Website;
- gain unauthorised access to any part of the Service or equipment used to provide the Website;
- intercept or modify communications to or from the Website;
- circumvent any security or other features of the Website including features that restrict use or copying of Content; or
- attempt, encourage or assist any of the above.
You undertake to:
- comply with all of the rules or requirements on our Website;
- promptly comply with any reasonable request or instruction by us in connection with the Website; and
- ensure that any contact or other information which you supply to us is accurate, legal and not misleading and you will tell us if there are any important changes.
Dealing with other Users
You accept that we have no obligation to vet or monitor Users or their Content. We don't endorse or recommend any Users. You rely on such information and/or deal with other Users at your own risk. We accept no legal responsibility for such Content or in connection with any dealings between Users. You should not assume that any Content from another User is accurate and be aware that a person may not be who he or she claims to be.
You acknowledge that in using the Website you may encounter behaviour or Content which you consider inappropriate. If so, please email us to our email address shown below (including if you wish to give us notice of defamatory material). Please also use any available blocking mechanisms, seek relevant external help If appropriate (e.g. from law enforcement authorities) and/or stop using the Website.
In your own interests, you should not attempt to contact any other User other than through the Website.
Unless otherwise specifically stated on our Website, your account is for your personal or professional use only and is non-transferable. You agree not to allow any other person to use your account. You undertake to take reasonable care to keep your login information confidential and to notify us immediately of any apparent breach of security such as loss, theft, misuse or unauthorised disclosure or use of a password. You are responsible for third parties who use your account or identity (unless and to the extent that we are at fault).
Functioning of our Website
We do not guarantee that the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. We are entitled, without notice and without liability (a) to suspend the Service for repair, maintenance, improvement or other technical reason and (b) to make changes to the Service.
You acknowledge that technology is not always secure and you accept the risks inherent in use of the Internet or other technology for the purpose of the Service.
Ending or suspending this contract
You may at any time end your contract with us by closing your account with us.
We are entitled at any time (with or without notice) to end this contract or suspend part or all our Service or impose restrictions on our Website if:
- we have reason to believe that you have breached any of our terms and conditions;
- we think that it is necessary to protect us or others; or
- we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority.
- for any other reason
We are entitled at any time end this contract by email notice if we terminate our Website as a whole.
If either of us ends this contract:
- Your right to use our Website and all licences are terminated.
- Existing rights and liabilities are unaffected.
- All clauses in this contract which are stated or intended to continue after termination will continue to apply.
- You must not attempt to re-register for or continue to use our Website if we have given you notice of termination.
- Any fees due to us under the terms of this agreement will become immediately payable.
Liability - restrictions on our legal responsibility (IMPORTANT)
Nothing in this agreement in any way limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything which may not legally be excluded or limited. In this section, any reference to us includes our employees and agents.
Very important: If you are a Consumer, we shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us or our employees or agents in circumstances where:
- there is no breach of a legal duty owed to you by us or by any of our employees or agents;
- such loss or damage was not reasonably foreseeable (meaning it was not an obvious consequence of our breach or not contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract);
- such loss or damage is caused by you, for example by not complying with this agreement; or
- such loss or damage relates to a business of yours.
Very important: If you are a Consumer, you will be liable for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage we suffer arising from your breach of this agreement or misuse of our Service (subject of course to our obligation to mitigate any losses).
The following clauses apply only if you are not a Consumer:
- Our total aggregate liability of any kind (including our own negligence) is limited, at the most, to the total fees paid by you to us in connection with our Service.
- In no event (including our own negligence) will we be liable for any:
- economic losses (including, without limit, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, income or business expectations, business or anticipated savings);
- loss of goodwill or reputation;
- special, indirect or consequential losses; or
- damage to or loss of data(even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses).
- You will indemnify us against all claims and liabilities directly or indirectly related to your use of the Service and/or breach of this agreement.
- To the extent allowed by law, you and we exclude all terms, whether imposed by statute or by law or otherwise, that are not expressly stated in this agreement.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any previous communications or agreements between us. We both acknowledge that there have been no misrepresentations and that neither of us has relied on any pre-contractual statements. Liability for misrepresentation (excluding fraudulent misrepresentation) relating to the terms of this agreement is excluded.
Finally, The User agrees that The Website is not responsible for any loss of funds due to fraud, misrepresentation by Raising Users or due to the failure of an investment. The User must undertake its own due diligence before entering into any transaction.
No Employment Relationship
The Users are not employees of The Website. In addition, The Users are accessing this Website solely at their own direction and under their own supervision. Nothing herein shall be construed as creating an employer/employee relationship between The Website and The Users or placing the parties in a partnership or joint venture relationship. The Users will not be eligible for any employee benefits, cash bonuses or other commissions.
Each party acknowledges that this is not an exclusive agreement and that each party may contract with other parties providing same or similar services.
Payments, Refunds and Taxes
We do not provide any tax, investment, legal or other professional advice.
Fee Agreement between Raising Users and The Website
Our Website constitutes an online platform whereby Raising Users can communicate with Investing Users.
The objective of The Website is to display information about companies raising capital for their business to potential investors. Raising users will then communicate with Investing Users who are potentially interested in investing in their company.
In the event that a Raising User successfully enters into an agreement or receives an investment of capital, loan or other positive financial transaction with an Investing User and those Users were introduced to the Raising User by or on The Website, or became known to each other or aware of the opportunity via The Website, then a fee will be payable by the Raising User to The Website.
You must notify the Website with 7 days of an agreement being reached between Users.
The fee will be either:
A, 5% of the total value of the financial transaction entered into, in cash
B, 6% of the total value of the financial transaction entered into, with 4% paid in cash and 2% paid in equity of the Raising Users company
Both options will not be available to all scenarios and will be by agreement between the Raising User and the Website. In the event an agreement cannot be reached between parties, it will default to 5% of the total value of the financial transaction entered into, in cash.
All fees will be plus VAT.
We may at any time change the amount of our fee. Please check back here periodically for information on changes.
You must notify The Website upon a successful agreement being made between a user All fees will be invoiceable by The Website within 28 days of the Raising User receiving funds from Investing User or signing of agreement between Raising User and Investing User for another type of arrangement.
The Website are not lawyers or tax advisors and the following should NOT be taken as tax advice. You are fully responsible for your own reporting of taxes and compliance with your obligations. If in doubt, please seek professional tax advice.
The User is fully liable and responsible for all local taxes and compliance, which may include but is not limited to: Local sales tax, VAT, income tax, corporation tax, national insurance, turnover taxes and other direct and indirect taxes, applicable to the country in which you (The User) is resident for tax purposes.
You (The User) acknowledge and confirm that you are fully aware, liable and responsible for all tax reporting obligations and indemnify the Website against any claims for taxes by any person or tax authority that may seek to claim unpaid taxes from us on your behalf or attempts to hold us jointly or severally liable.
Having informed The User about our fees and terms and conditions being accepted by the User upon use of the Website, we inform the User that each claim will be evaluated individually before making any returns or refunds.
To request a Refund, the User can contact us via the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Once a return or refund is confirmed, it will be repaid within a maximum period of 10 business days.
You acknowledge and agree that we may process your personal information in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy
which is subject to change from time to time.
Users undertake to us that they will only use any personal information of other Users strictly in accordance with applicable confidentiality and data protection laws and regulations.
We do not supply support except to the extent specifically stated on our Website, as may be varied from time to time.
Events outside our control
We are not liable for failure to perform or delay in performing any obligation under this agreement if the failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond our reasonable control including third party telecommunication failures, force majeure and pandemics.
No guarantees of service
Users acknowledge that we do not guarantee that use of our Service will generate any particular level of revenues or suitable enquiries.
Users acknowledge that we do not guarantee that use of our Website in itself will necessarily enable compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
We may transfer all or part of our rights or duties under this agreement provided we take reasonable steps to ensure that your rights under this agreement are not prejudiced. As this agreement is personal to you, you may not transfer any of your rights or duties under it without our prior written consent.
If we ourselves provide any guidance or other general information on our Website, we do not guarantee that it is accurate or up to date and we do not accept legal responsibility for it. Before acting on such information, you must make your own appropriate and careful enquiries including as to its accuracy and suitability for your purposes. You rely on such information at your own risk.
Headings used in this agreement are for information and not binding
If you have any complaints, please contact us via the contact details shown below.
We may send all notices under this agreement by email to the most recent email address you have supplied to us (unless otherwise stated above).
Use of this The Website is at your own risk. The Website make no warranties or representations as to accuracy or reliability of any of the material published on the Website. The material on the Website does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material in The Website to make any decision or take any action. The Website does not make any representation as to the reliability of access to the Website. In no event does The Website accept liability of any description for any damages or losses whatsoever resulting from use of the Website.
Validity and Enforcement
If any part of this agreement is ineffective or unenforceable for any reason, the rest of the agreement shall continue to apply. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall have no rights to enforce this agreement except insofar as expressly stated otherwise.
Any failure by either party to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this agreement does not mean this is a "waiver” (i.e. that it cannot be enforced later).
Jurisdiction & Governing Law
The website is operated from England. The legislation that will apply to any dispute will be English Law and, expressly waiving your jurisdiction, the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes that arise in relation to, outside or in relation to the website.
We will accept legal notices in English.
You can reach us via email on [email protected]
- Mon-Fri - 0900 to 1700 (BST)
- Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED
In the event that you wish to see a copy of all of your Personal Data held by us, please write to:
The Data Protection Officer
FMP VENTURES LTD
160 City Road
These terms may be updated from time to time without notice to you. You should review this page periodically for changes.
Last updated: 1st November 2022