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Investing in your success

We invest in the best UK focused software entrepreneurs, then work with them to build large valuable businesses


In September 2013, Encore invested in Episode 1, a UK focussed venture capital firm specialising in early stage technology and software investments.


Episode 1 seeks to invest between £250k and £2 million in early stage software driven companies led by smart, dynamic teams trying to build scalable, exciting and valuable businesses.

It is led by Managing Partner, Simon Murdoch, who sold his business to Amazon in the late 1990's, and was a very early investor in companies including Betfair, Shazam, Lovefilm and Zoopla, among others.

Current portfolio:

Exited portfolio:

Investments made and supported by Encore partners whilst at previous firms:

“We were keen to have Encore as an investor in our fund as they have a strong presence in the entrepreneurial and investment community – their people network, deal experience, and pre and post investment approach could also be of significant value to Episode 1.”


Damian Lane

Partner – Episode 1

“Encore continues to add real value to our business. They contribute both strategically and operationally and provide a wealth of support to our management team. “


Ian Mahoney

Chairman – Third Space

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