We're a community

of over 200 founders,

advisors and investors 

We have 21 fast growth portfolio companies with global ambition

Investing in the next wave of potential 100x return globally scaleable tech companies 

EARLY STAGE INVESTMENT FUND WITH A UNIQUE APPROACH
London based Technology Investment Fund

Extraordinary Entrepreneurs   |   Exciting Companies   |   Exceptional Growth Potential

UK Early Stage Venture Capital Fund

SEED INVESTING  |  VENTURE CAPITAL |  COMPANY BUILDING

Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur and investor Mark Pearson, Fuel Ventures is focused on bringing a unique hands on approach to UK early stage technology investment.

 

The Fuel Ventures Portfolio (the "Fund") invests at the most lucrative early stages of technology companies that have exceptional growth potential and substantial returns can be achieved.

 

The Fuel Ventures UK VC Fund focuses on early stage B2B and B2C Marketplaces, Platforms and Software (SaaS) business models, identifying and funding the early stage seed and growth stages.

Bringing together great entrepreneurs into an environment of innovation, collaboration and support in RocketSpace in the heart of London. We provide a unique combination of mentorship, experience and access to investment required to drive a business and ideas to success.

 
 

GET TO KNOW US BETTER

MARK PEARSON

Managing Partner

Mark is an award winning digital entrepreneur having achieved multiple successful exits over the last decade. Mark takes an active role in mentoring the Fund's portfolio of companies.

JING JING XU

Principal

Jing has extensive experience working with international investors and key Asian markets. Jing manages relationships with Chinese investors and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa clients.

DANIEL TAIT

Principal

Daniel has previously worked extensively with early stage funds and angel investors providing high quality deal flow, due diligence and deal execution.

WARRICK SHANLY

Investment Director

Warrick has over 10 years experience in Finance working with SME's. He spent 5 years at a London based Private Equity where he became Partner. He helps the portfolio companies grow and prepare for later rounds of investment.

STAN WILLIAMS

Senior Associate

Stan has a number of years experience working with angel investors and family offices. He helps to find new investment opportunities for the fund and manages relationships with investors.

MICHAEL BURNETT

Associate

Michael has previously worked at one of Europe’s most prestigious Private Equity/ Venture Capital Events. Michael helps with fundraising and supports the portfolio companies with follow-on investment.

SHIV PATEL

Associate

Shiv has previously worked a number of years within the wealth management industry, working with early stage investment companies. His focus is sourcing new investment opportunities and deal execution for the fund.

HUGO CANNON

Associate

Hugo was an EY Top 30 Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 and has a background in corporate finance. He manages relationships with investors and supports the portfolio companies.

OUR PORTFOLIO
SEED INVESTOR   |   EARLY STAGE VENTURE CAPITAL FUND |   COMPANY BUILDING
Our early stage growth fund invests in the most promising and exciting UK technology companies

2015  l  Seed Investment

An online teaching and learning platform that enables anyone, to build their own online school.

2015  l  Seed Investment

Platform for exhibitioners and conference organised to hire all types of equipment for their event.

2016  l  Seed Investment

All-in-one branded event and exhibition management platform.

2015  l  Seed Investment

Custom bids from local service professionals for events, home, learning, fitness, wellness and more in hours.

2016  l  Seed Investment

Intelligent  instant sales conversion tools to engage with visitors and leads at the perfect time.

2015  l  Seed Investment

Social commerce platform providing a solution for users to sell customised products through social media.

2016  l  Seed Investment

A new standard in digital gift cards. Helps brands reach new sales channels, manage their gift card programmes with ease, and create unique customer experiences.

2017  l  Seed Investment

Platform that helps publishers pivot to more video by deciding which is the best video for each online article, enabling them to take control of their onsite engagement, video plays and ad revenue.

2017  l  Seed Investment

Platform that provides a man-in-a-van to let businesses and people move anything, anytime, anywhere.

Admedo

2018  l  Seed

Enables both direct advertisers and independent agencies to purchase media across all channels in a transparent and tailored fashion.

2018  l  Seed Investment

Enables both direct advertisers and independent agencies to purchase media across all channels in a transparent and tailored fashion.

2018  l  Seed Investment

On-demand donation for second-hand clothes. Thrift+ collect and sell your best unwanted clothes, donating part of the proceeds to charity and giving back as credit for the online Thrift+ store.

2018  l  Seed Investment

Platform that allows engineers to get an instant quote for the manufacture of a part. Once quoted, the part can be purchased, made, and sent to the customer within the next few days.

2018  l  Seed Investment

Point Of Sale (POS) loan platform with multiple lenders, helping retailers and other service providers close more business by providing easy finance options their customers can afford.

2018  l  Seed Investment

Platform that allows engineers to get an instant quote for the manufacture of a part. Once quoted, the part can be purchased, made, and sent to the customer within the next few days.

2018  l  Seed Investment

We help companies maximise hiring via employee referrals. Employee referrals result in hiring better candidates in quicker time and at less cost – we can help you get more of them!

2018  l  Seed Investment

Book a photographer 
for anything. Hire quality photographers on-demand. Book an available photographer near you instantly for fixed fees from just £69.

2019  l  Seed Investment

Deliver world class outcomes by using AI enabled Elastic Teams. Businesses move faster when they’re focused on outcomes.

Our Elastic Team platform lets businesses do more, faster, and safer than ever before.

2019  l  Seed Investment

An equity management platform that enables private companies to efficiently manage their shares, communicate with investors and report to financial authorities. 

2019  l  Seed Investment

A marketplace connecting students and parents with high-quality, pre-vetted tutors who can provide online and offline tutoring. 

2019  l  Seed Investment

A marketplace for independent consultants and businesses to efficiently find each other and work together. 

NOTABLE EXITS AND INVESTMENTS

 EXIT 

MyVoucherCodes

2014 I Exit

Largest UK consumer website for money saving coupons and codes.

 EXIT 

Last Second Tickets

2014  l  Exit

Platform that helps live event organisers shift unsold tickets, last minute, while passing on discounts to consumers in return.

 EXIT 

Playlists.net

2014  l Exit

Platform where playlists can be discovered and submitted by anyone with a Spotify account.

 PARTIAL EXIT 

Paddle

2013  l  Early Stage Seed Investment

Everything you need to sell software. Paddle provide the building blocks to help developers understand their customers and
power marketing ideas.

Shop Wave

2014  l  Early Stage Seed Investment

iPad PoS Software that allows you to manage up to a thousand stores at a fraction of the cost of a traditional PoS system.

Ve Global

2009 | Early Stage Seed Investment

Programmatic advertising, conversion optimisation and email remarketing.

 

DISCOVER

We find extraordinary entrepreneurs with innovative and aspiring businesses.

INVEST

The Fuel Ventures Fund invests in some of the UK's most exciting early stage companies.

GROW

We help the fund grow and scale companies with great potential and global ambitions.

WHY US?

SIMPLE, BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO...

THE FUEL DIFFERENCE

FUEL VENTURES IS CREATED BY ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS.

Led by an entrepreneur who knows how hard building great companies is. Targeting very large market opportunities, and teams with traction. We bring a broad range of operational expertise to the early stage of a company's life. All of the fund's early stage portfolio companies are based in our London HQ. We enjoy rolling our sleeves up and building companies alongside the founders and their teams. We do this by assisting the Fund's companies in:

  • Funding.

  • Support and mentoring.

  • Connections, and shared learning from other founders.

  • HR, legal and operational support.

  • Guidance on marketing and growth strategies.

  • Helping to identify and connect with follow-on financing.

  • Product and technical assistance.

  • Exit planning.


Are you looking for a UK, London seed investor? Fuel Ventures is a leading early stage seed investor. Like an angel investor but we operate a seed investment fund. Submit your business today!

Scott Lee

Founder, ResponseiQ

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.

Christian Owens

Founder, Paddle

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.

Jasmine Eilfield

Co-Founder, ExpoCart

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.

 

INVESTORS

Fuel Ventures was established to back a new breed of emerging tech entrepreneurs by investing at the most lucrative stages of technology companies that have exceptional growth potential.

 

We offer a variety of investment opportunities for HNW and UHNW investors, family offices and institutions.

Fuel Ventures has launched Fuel Ventures Fund 4.

Get in touch using the form below for more information.

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