Marcus Love, Love Ventures VC Limited
The Love Ventures Fund I (the "Fund") will invest in early-stage companies which are leveraging technology in a post-Covid world to accelerate their growth. We’re looking to partner with exceptional founders in the FinTech, PropTech and ConsumerTech sectors.
The Fund offers a unique opportunity to gain access to these fast growing companies. The team is laser-focussed on finding these opportunities, often off-market, and uncovering the next gems of tomorrow. The team have a strong background of identifying visionary founders and helping bring them from seed stage up to series A. This is an identified funding gap in the UK market where we can add value and assist companies with their growth up to series A and beyond.
Key Individuals - Marcus Love has 14 years of experience as a FCA approved financial professional in London. He worked most recently at William O’Neil+Co, the US headquartered equity research firm between 2011-2019. He successfully built an angel network that has invested in approximately 20 early stage businesses during the last five years.
Marcus is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.
High / Adventurous. Capital at Risk.
2.57x return after seven years
Not a reliable indicator of future income.
CURRENT STATUS - Closed
Closed to new investors (as of January 2021).
The Fund is looking for ‘category creators’ in the FinTech, PropTech and ConsumerTech sectors. The Fund has a number of criteria that help us measure a company as a category creator. The criteria we look for are:
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|Full initial upfront fee (see note below)||3%|
|Annual management charge||2%|
Note: The initial upfront fee will be 6% of the amount raised
via the Angel Investment Network (AIN).
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