The Fuel Ventures Funds invest between £150k & £3m into tech companies with early commercial traction
created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
Fuel Ventures was founded by Mark Pearson who built his own company and scaled it to a £55m exit. We know how hard building fast growth companies is and we use all our operational expertise and experienced network to help companies grow.
We are active investors, bringing our own experience as entrepreneurs to support the funds' portfolio companies.
We can understand and guide entrepreneurs because we have been in their shoes. Our team have experience in founding, working in or exiting startup companies.
We've partnered with some of the top providers of software & infrastructure to give our portfolio founders access some of the best tools, at a discounted cost.
"Fuel Ventures are a unique investor who are plugging a very important gap in the UK VC ecosystem between ‘Pre seed-Series A’ with meaningful multi million £ tickets. Fuel Ventures were the obvious go to for me when I was raising my £1m+ seed round."
From my first meetings with the team, I was met with an appreciation of who I am as a human, the value I add to the ecosystem and the belief in my ability to follow through and be successful with building a valuable company. So far the team has been valuable for me as I navigated testing periods and provided thought partnerships whilst I was making the important decisions along the way.
"Fuel Ventures have been instrumental in my successful journey as a Founder. The Fuel Ventures funds provided both our seed and follow on funding, along with introducing us to other strategic VCs. We eventually sold to Carta creating a significant outcome for all parties involved. If I start another business I will certainly be going back to Fuel for my seed round!"
"I have raised 6 rounds of funding for 2 ventures from top UK VCs in the last decade and I can categorically say that Fuel Ventures stand apart from all the others. They feel like a natural extension of the founding team, someone who has your back. I can wholeheartedly recommend them as partner to any entrepreneur"
"Fuel Ventures will always have a place close to my heart. They placed trust in me for my seed round, all the way through to guiding me through to a successful exit of my business in being acquired by Adobe. I’m pleased that I’ve been able to return Fuel Ventures many multiples of their invested capital."
"Fuel Ventures is an entrepreneur-led fund that understands the challenges and opportunities of building a successful startup. They have been a great partner to us and have assisted in achieving our growth targets, along with successful introductions to our follow on VC investors. I would recommend any early stage Founder to work with Fuel."
"We have worked with Fuel Ventures in both our pre-Seed and our recent Seed round, and I would just like to say how grateful we are to have had their guidance and support throughout the journey. We see Fuel as an extension of our team, and they have proven to be invaluable to Supportwave’s success."
Equity management platform for private companies
From an initial investment of only £300, Mark grew MyVoucherCodes into the second biggest voucher code brand in Europe (by revenue and audience) where the network served over 2 million users in eight territories across Europe & South America and the business employed circa 100 staff.
Launching Fuel Ventures VCT
Capdesk sales to Carta for c.$88m