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Fuel Ventures Scale Up EIS Fund

Investment Objective

Fuel Ventures is a leading early-stage technology investor, investing in fast growth UK and European businesses that have the potential to return between 10x and 100x. Fuel Ventures has 35+ portfolio companies and after only 4 years our first fund has a 7.4X valuation uplift, validated by third-party follow-on investors. The fund focuses on investing in scalable technology companies with exceptional founding teams and high gross margins.

We are an active and hands-on investor that adds value through our team and network of sector experts. The fund is driven by successful entrepreneurs with a combined £200m+ in exits. We invest in every fund ourselves with a 10% personal investment alongside our investors.

Exit Strategy

Fuel Ventures aims to hold positions for a minimum of 3 years and target exits between 5-7 years. The proceeds from exits are returned immediately to investors on a deal-by-deal basis. Potential exit routes are secondary transactions (selling to later stage investors), acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity.

The Fuel Ventures Scale Up Fund gives investors the option to sell their stake in the fund to other investors. This allows investors to potentially exit before the targeted 5-7 years. Please note this cannot be guaranteed as a willing buyer must be found.

Fund Manager

Sapphire Capital Partners is a multi-award-winning investment management firm authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Sapphire is a specialist in providing investment management services and bespoke EIS solutions.

Fund Provider

Fuel Ventures


FeeInvestorInvestee Company
Initial feen/an/a
Annual feen/a2% per annum for the first 5 years
Performance fee20% above a 1.2x hurdle raten/a
Other fee informationn/an/a
Kuber Special Arrangements


For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7952 6685

Fund at a glance

Scheme Categorisation

Alternative Investment Fund

Target Return

£10 for each £1 share after 10 years

Scheme Strategy

Venture Capital EIS

Investment Sector


Target Diversification

10-12 companies per fund

Nominee & Custody Arrangements

Custodian: Woodside Corporate Services Limited

Nominee: WCS Nominees Limited