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Vev, The Simplest Way to Start A Business, Brings Its Simple Tools to the US & Introduces Premium Subscription Service
UTRECHT – February 1, 2024 – Vev, the easiest way to start your own business, is now bringing its simple tools to the US for the first time. The Dutch startup is also introducing a new premium subscription service, Vev+, with richer tools for budding entrepreneurs as well as turning on the ability to accept payments. Vev is available as a web app on mobile or desktop and as a native app on the iOS App Store.
Vev helps aspiring entrepreneurs, or those with a special talent, start their own business within a few simple steps, and begin accepting orders or making bookings within minutes. It is an all-in-one tool to sell any product or service.
Vev features 200 pre-built business templates (as well as the ability to customize from scratch), with features unique to each, easy prompts and tools for customization, a simple calendar and booking tool, a dashboard to manage sales, a delivery/order tracker, and integration with the maps, reminders and notifications features on devices. Business owners also get a simple URL and QR code to share with friends or use for promotion.
Close to 20K businesses have already been set up in Europe and across Latin America, and these businesses have made hundreds of thousands of bookings (or processed orders) and made millions in new revenue – as full time work or as a side gig.
Vev was created by the team that founded Prss, a simple set of tools that allowed anyone to publish a magazine on iPad. Prss was acquired by Apple in 2014 to help build out the Apple News platform, and is now back with a similar mission to democratize and simplify business setup and management.
Vev+ Premium Subscription
Vev is also excited to introduce its new premium offering , Vev+, with more advanced features for Vev users. Vev+ features more robust CRM software and enhanced customization tools. It also adds features such as:
- Customer Notes – add notes for each customer and have them show up ahead of an appointment or order
- Data Export – easily export data for appointments, customers, sales, and tax reporting
- Calendar Sync – have appointments sync with personal calendar apps
- Ahead of Time – set up a booking horizon for appointments or orders in the future
- Duration – book multiple times for customers within one appointment window
- Capacity – set number of tickets per time slot, number of people in a space, units available – from bikes to the number of gourmet donuts).
After a 30-day free trial, Vev users can pay a monthly subscription fee of $8.99 or yearly subscription fee of $89.99. Vev+ is available now to existing and new users. To celebrate the launch, Vev+ is available for only $69.00 in February.
Vev raises €5m to help entrepreneurs kickstart a business, targeting a global market
February 8, 2023 — Vev, a company founded by former Apple employees, has raised from Notion Capital and Point NineCapital.
Vev helps aspiring entrepreneurs to launch a business by providing its users with a ready-made and industry-specific software and payments stack. Using Vev, founders can choose to launch one of over 100 business-types -- ranging from restaurateur to dog walker -- and Vev’s platform provides them with all the tools they need to start trading. For example, if a user chooses “music lessons”, they will be provided with allof the tech-tools needed to book lessons, plan their diaries, take payments, and deliver online tutoring.
This is important, as swathes of potential entrepreneurs are being dissuaded from starting a business before they have even begun. A UK study demonstrated that 28% of would-be entrepreneurs were put off launching a business because of the complexity involved with starting a company. Vev’s ambition is to alleviate that burden, by putting everything founders need to run a business in one place.
In order to perfect its offering, Vev has spoken with over 350 business owners from all industries tounderstand their everyday problems, and aims to fix them through software. Vev works from any device, and is tailored to meet the needs of a specific industry. Vev provides a broad range of services and advice, from auto-suggesting the next appointment for a haircut, tailored to a customer's schedule; to optimizing the delivery routes of pizza couriers, in order to streamline business operations.
Michel Elings CEO and co-founder of Vev explains, “Starting a business can be overwhelming, which causes potential entrepreneurs to stop before they've even begun. That’s exactly what we want to change at Vev. We have created the first platform that people can run any type of business on. We are still building out our catalog of business-types, and we will work with a founder in any industry to support their business” Elings expects that Vev’s catalog will quickly grow to over 250 business-types, in order to fulfil the ambitions of its growing user base.
Ricardo Sequerra, partner at Point Nine says “Vev is capturing the workflow of merchants across verticals and over time will disrupt not only pen and paper but ultimately the physical POS with a software-only approach.The horizontality of the tool also enables Vev to cater to very underserved segments who haven't been the focus of traditional software vendors.”
Chris Tottman, partner at Notion says “Vev provides a “business in a box” software for the self-employed, a global market of nearly 3 billion users. We’ve been very impressed by their deep understanding of their target audience and how it translated into a powerful yet highly intuitive product.”
About Notion Capital
Notion Capital is a European B2B SaaS and cloud VC with more than $700m assets under management, and more than 80 investments to date. The Notion team founded, built and exited two highly successful SaaS businesses - Star and MessageLabs - and invests exclusively in exceptional founders with the ambition to build global category leaders. Notion investments include Arqit, Brightpearl, Currencycloud, Dixa, GoCardless, Mews, Paddle, Tradeshift and Unbabel. Notion is also the founder of Included VC, the venture capital fellowship for individuals from diverse and overlooked communities from around the world.
About Point Nine
Founded in 2011, Point Nine is a European early-stage venture capital firm focused on B2B SaaS and B2B marketplace startups in Europe and North America. The firm is a seed investor in more than 150 companies in over 30 countries, including Algolia, Brainly, Chainalysis, Clio, Contentful, Delivery Hero, DocPlanner, Front, Loom, Mambu, Revolut, Sqreen, Typeform, and Westwing, amongst others. Point Nine has one of the highest “seed-to-winner” rates of the industry.