Fuel Ventures EIS Portfolio

Investing in fast-growing technology businesses.

 

What is the aim of this fund?

"The Portfolio’s mission is to help create, invest into and grow companies."

Mark Pearson, Fuel Ventures Limited

The core focus of the Portfolio is in investing in companies that operate within the e-commerce sector. This is broadly defined as including any consumer-facing business where there is a clear transaction/purchase that is conducted via the internet and companies that sell to and support the operations of e-commerce companies. In line with this focus, the Portfolio will seek to:

  • Create: to build companies that create products and services people want and need.
  • Invest: to invest in some of Europe’s most exciting early stage game-changing companies in the e-commerce sector.
  • Grow: to help grow and rapidly scale companies with great potential and take them to the next level of their development.

Mark PearsonKey Individuals - Mark Pearson is an award-winning digital entrepreneur and investor. In 2006 Mark began his career in e-commerce. From an initial investment of circa £300 Mark grew MyVoucherCodes into the second biggest voucher code brand in Europe (by revenue and audience) where the network served over two million users in eight territories across Europe and South America and the business employed circa 100 staff in the UK and India. 

Mark is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. 

At a glance

Investment goal

Growth

Relative risk

High / Adventurous

Risk 7

Invests in

Mobile sector

eCommerce sector

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Online Marketplaces

 


Target Return

10x return after ten years

Not a reliable indicator of future income.

 


CURRENT STATUS

Closed to new investors (as of September 2015).

Fuel Ventures EIS Portfolio 1

Portfolio holdings

Bidvine - consumer 18.4%
EventsCase - events 11.8%
Moteefe - e-Commerce 16.5%
ResponseIQ - sales 11.8%
ExpoCart - events 8.9%
WeGift - retail 5.9%
HowNow - education 26.7%

 

Percentages shown above are as at the date of fund investment.

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