‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’ – Napoleon Hill

I have been in business for over 30 years, built 2 companies from scratch and advised many on doing the same. I tell you this because one of the biggest mistakes that startups make is taking advice from those unqualified to offer it. Well meaning friends, partners, professionals out of their specialisms. I have even seen publish materials, books, videos and articles that are misguided or just plain wrong. Startup V was created to offer you curated wisdom from across the web that has been vetted by seasoned professionals. The best news information and events to grow your knowledge and give you the confidence to make great leaps forward in launching and growing your new startup business.

This helps with another big reason startups fail, a lack of velocity. Moving forward with speed & confidence will hopefully allow you to prove your new concept quick enough to avoid running out of seed cash, while also beating any competition to market.

For the past two years I have dedicated a mountain of time to developing a range of on and offline programs, partnered with like-minded people, all masters in their own field of expertise, written a couple of books, and been in video recording studios for months. My aim is simple, to give anyone that wants to take the leap of faith and go from idea to reality, concept to funding, thinking to ACTION. 

Life is a glorious adventure, and we only get one shot at it, so go for it.

Good luck, 


Matthew Black
Founder / CEO – Startup V Online


We have a number of niche shows we produce based on different global audiences and the stages our viewers are at in their business. We are actively seeking professionals and companies that work with or support early stage businesses. Below are just some of the ways we can potentially work together. If anything appeals, or you want more info.

Want to get your message out there?

If your interested in advertising your product or service we would be happy to chat about a program that would suit your budget.  Apply

Be a guest, maybe even become a presenter?

If you have something to say that you think would be of value to our target audience, get in touch, we would love to talk to you.  Apply

Want your own show?

If you podcast or do regular live streams yourself already, we are happy to look at syndicating or re-branding your materials to reach a bigger audience. Apply


Our network

We Livecast daily around the world

We promote our channels and all our shows across multiple platforms and in newsletters that have a combined subscriber base of over 200,000 in the UK and 1.5M globally (2016).

We are negotiating with a new network to bring our channel to the attention of an additional 300,000 new Startup founders and CEO’s per year.

livestream channels

Our channel is integrated into Youtube, Livestream.com, Periscope and Facebook live and so they are searchable by most of the planet.


Our Audience

Our primary audience is Founders and CEO’s of new businesses.  Most are post seed, though a significant portion are seeking additional resources in the form of follow on or growth funding, key advisers or specialist consultants, services or products to facilitate their growth, and new blood in the form of staff, co-founders, freelancers etc.

But we naturally attract a significant portion of other profiles including:


  • Professionals, product or service businesses, and consultants that sell to early stage companies or founders


  • Investors including sweat or barter, angels, equity, crowd and hybrid


  • Government and special interest groups like Accelerators and Incubators.


Broadcast Services

Using state of the art 4K cameras, wireless mics and live dynamic editing, we can produce high quality filming for any live or online need including advertising, interviews, events, and more.


Live Video is the new standard

Video is fast becoming the medium of choice for consumers and essential for Gen X or Millennials.  Live is a natural extension to this trend and will soon be as essential for any marketing plan as a website.

We can create, write, film and edit any content you need to build an effective marketing magnet for your business with a mix of live and recorded footage that will suit your needs and budget.  If you want any information on how we can help your business please get in touch.