Fuel Ventures is an early and growth stage investor in leading global technology companies.
We invest in the most ambitious entrepreneurs building market leading companies, with the passion and ability to execute.
We have a unique approach, investing in companies at an early stage and bringing them under one roof so we can work closely with the founders and provide hands-on support. We target globally scalable marketplaces, platforms and software (SaaS) that can generate a minimum of 10x and have the potential for up to 100x.
The Fuel Ventures team and network is made up of successful entrepreneurs, which means we understand how to grow early-stage companies.
Mark Pearson (Fuel Ventures Founder & Managing Partner) is an award-winning entrepreneur. He previously founded MyVoucherCodes with an initial investment of £300, before growing into a network serving over two million users in eight territories. He has also personally invested in some of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. He has successfully exited MyVouchersCodes, Last Second Tickets, Playlists.net and partially exited Paddle.
Scale Up Fund
Fuel Ventures operates a Scale Up Fund that invests in 10-12 fast-growth technology companies that have proven traction, exceptional entrepreneurs and are ready to scale.
The Fuel Ventures EIS Fund provides follow-on investment for 5-6 of our top performing portfolio companies, allowing them to double-down on growth and expand internationally.
EIS Tax Relief
Investors who are UK taxpayers can take advantage of EIS relief that boosts returns and provides downside protection. This includes tax relief on 30% of the amount invested, tax-free capital gains and loss relief.
“Mark was our first investor, and incredibly helpful in the early days of Paddle. He and his team assisted and advised with our initial structure, first hires, office space and iterating on our business model until we hit product market fit. The hands-on support we had from Mark at an early stage is one of the factors that has enabled us to now scale Paddle so quickly.”
“The Fuel team are our go-to people for advice when making those key commercial decisions that help drive growth for ExpoCart. The direct, no-nonsense feedback and approach has been invaluable to our success to date.”
“After any phone call or meeting with Mark I leave it feeling 10 times bigger and more confident, ready to grow my business faster than ever would have been possible without Mark and the Fuel team.”