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Fuel Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Mark Pearson

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Total investments 97
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 62
Rounds per year 13.86
Lead investments 24
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.35
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
  • FinTech
  • Software
Summary

In 2014 was created Fuel Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

This organization was formed by Mark Pearson. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The average startup value when the investment from Fuel Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 44 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SHIFT, Capdesk, EventsCase. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, SaaS.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Fuel Ventures, startups are often financed by Sussex Place Ventures, Seedrs, London Co-Investment Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Seedrs, Ascension Ventures Limited, Sussex Place Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Seedrs, Force Over Mass Capital, Unilever Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Peckwater Brands

Brand Marketing
Food Delivery
Franchise
Training
$20M13 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Guider

Education
Human Resources
$3M11 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Brillband

Broadcasting
$904K05 May 2022 Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Arbolus

Knowledge Management
Software
$16M28 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Monspire

$822K26 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Homemove

$227K04 Apr 2022 Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Quiver

E-Commerce
Logistics
Retail Technology
Software
30 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Kohomai

E-Learning
Human Resources
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Software
$649K15 Feb 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Journee

Adventure Travel
Tour Operator
Travel
$2M11 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom
News
CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

– CookUnity, a subscription-based meal delivery startup, raised $47m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and joined by Endeavor Capital and previous investors IDCV, Fuel Ventures and Gaingels.
– The company has now raised a total of $70m since its inception in 2018.

Independent retailer platform Creoate raises $5M seed led by Fuel Ventures

– Creoate, a startup that lets independent retailers buy sustainable products from brands and wholesalers, has raised a $5m seed round.
– The round was led by Fuel Ventures, with participation from Vinted founder Justas Janauskas.
– Its competitors include traditional wholesalers that have supplied independent retailers for decades, and other startups such as Faire (U.S., raised $696 million) and Ankorstore (France, raised €115 million).
– Creoate says it helps retailers forecast which products will sell well so they can buy and manage inventory levels more easily.
– It says its cataloging software allows retailers to deal with fewer middlemen.
– Launched in January 2020, the platform now claims 25,000 retailers across the U.K., France and Netherlands.

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