Copy and Creative Content For Startups

Startup Copy Guy


Do you copy? I do!

 *Twiddles non-ironic bow tie*

If you’re a startup looking to up your game before you hit the investment trail, then you’ll want to make sure that you showcase your brand under the most favorable spotlight: online, offline, and everywhere in between.

You might have a game-changing AR app or the next knockout digital marketing automation service; but you’re bound to be up against some stiff competition -- in pursuit of the same pot of cash.

I believe you when you say that your business is better (hey, I got your back...). But I don’t pull the purse strings.

In the words of Dr. Dre: ‘So whatchu gon’ do?’

How can you make your startup stand out? With an engaging, well-articulated copy deck that spells out exactly what you stand for, what you’re doing, and where’re you’re headed.

‘But I’m a coder! Give me complex algorithms to manipulate any day -- but not words!’ 

That's where I come in...

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‘And you are…?’

Dave Barton: pleased to meet you *bows*. Been billing myself as a professional writer for the past 13 years. Started out in B2B PR and have evolved into a multifaceted page puncher with extensive experience across marketing, communications, PR, advertising, and social media.

Like a wordsmithing Ron Jeremy, I’ve pretty much done everything; from in-app microcopy to linguistic overhauls for fully functioning websites, as well as blogging, display ads, landing pages, press releases, white papers, video scripts. I’m also well versed in content marketing, social media strategy, and creating propositions, proposals, and pitch documents.

I’ve worked with a number of startups, tech, and blockchain businesses; helping them hit on an individual style and tone designed to resonate with international markets.

Clients I've worked for.

  • Arbitrip: an algorithm-powered, business travel-focused, hotel booking website.

  • Aureum: a fintech business bridging the gap between old money and new tech.

  • Besedo: a machine learning AI that moderated content for online marketplaces.

  • Bookmate: an international mobile reading app, changing how we read and share content: one page at a time.

  • Favro: a collaborative software challenger brand, poised to disrupt the dominance of Trello, Basecamp, and Asana.

  • Jemjar: a crypto rewards app that's transforming high street loyalty.

  • JoyLabz: a US-based consumer tech studio: inventors of a cool-as-Magnum PI piece of interactive hardware, called Makey Makey.

  • Locish: a now defunct (not my fault...) Greek food and nightlife-focused Q&A mobile app.

  • Mesaic: technology focused customer conversations specialists

  • Opu Labs: a blockchain startup that's altering the skincare sector. Literally.

  • TWTG: a digital R&D studio creating IoT-enabled ‘connected’ devices.

  • TV-TWO: a truly innovative blockchain project that's committed to changing how we watch and enjoy television.

  • VPE Bank: Germany's leading crypto-savvy fintech institution. 


‘Kay. Sounds kosher. What’re you offering?

I’ve created a suite of services designed to help startups of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. But holler at me if there’s something specific you’re looking for.  


Send me a stack of info about what your startup does, and I’ll craft a high-impact elevator pitch for you


A cost-effective copy consultation to help get your startup in motion. Includes a one hour Skype call and custom copy deck.


An online wordsmithing workshop to help early stage startups get their content shipshape: pre- and post-seed funding. Includes 2 x one hour Skype calls, a custom copy deck, a three month content plan.


An in-depth content analysis session for Series A and B startups; pushing their vision forward to hit their next few milestones. Includes a complete content audit, 2 one hour Skype workshops, custom copy deck, six month content plan. 


Changing your business model? Need help explaining how it’ll work from now on? I’m here to help. Includes a complete content audit, 2 one hour Skype workshops, custom copy deck, six month content plan: plus 5 hours of content creation. 


A program of content initiatives for VCs that want to upscale their interests under a single unified voice. You tell me what you’re looking for and we’ll work out a personal plan of action and content creation service. 

Quid Pro Quo

Hire me as your go-to copywriter and trade me equity in exchange for my services. Let me share in your success!

Copy Morning

A morning workshop at your convenience.

Copy & Cake

Book me for the afternoon. I’ll even bring cake.

(I’ll pretty much rock up anywhere, but travel costs can add up… we’ll figure something out. Just hit me up and we can discuss :))