Encore Ventures LLP

The Encore Ventures Group invests in European technology companies by combining three pools of capital. They say that their mission is to empower Europe to invent the future.

The Funds strategy is late stage investments in companies with significant growth momentum, based on expert insight that comes from 20 years’ experience.

The team have achieved the first unicorn valuation for an EIS company.

Encore Ventures are a subsidiary of Draper Esprit which is the name of the EIS Fund which Encore is the investment manager for.

The Draper Esprit EIS funds have been the highest rated EIS by the Tax Efficient Review for the past 5 years running, now with a score of 89/100.

Richard Marsh – Managing Partner

He has an MA in Economics from Edinburgh University.

10+ years in venture capital; former entrepreneur (founded Datanomic, sold to Oracle) Sector focus: Enterprise software, inc SaaS; Internet of Things Boards: Apperio, Bright Computing (NL), Green Park Content, SportPursuit

David Cummings Managing Partner

15+ years as angel investor; member of Cambridge Angels

Former: Managing Director, Lazard; Director KPMG

Boards: Endomag, Hadean, Unbound

Simon Cook – CEO, Draper Esprit Plc

20+ years in venture capital, including 3i

Former: EVCA (European Venture Capital Association) council member

Sector focus: Internet; eCommerce

Boards: Podpoint, Trustpilot (DK), Perkbox (observer)

Stuart Chapman COO, Draper Esprit Plc

20+ years in venture capital, including 3i (UK) and 3i (Silicon Valley)

Former: BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) board member

Sector focus: Enterprise software, inc SaaS; FinTech

Boards: Director: Realeyes, Resolver, Conversocial, Netronome, Crate Observer: Graphcore, Metalysis, Displaydata

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