Venture Capital Funds

  • Solar Capture

    North East Proof of Concept Fund

    The £17m North East Proof of Concept Fund invests at the seed stage in the technology sector and other high growth sectors.

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  • Beyond Digital Solutions

    North East Accelerator Fund

    The £27m Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund invests in high growth, innovative early stage businesses.

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Social Investment Fund

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    North East Social Investment Fund

    The North East Social Investment Fund invests in sustainable Social Enterprises to improve their social impact in key priority sectors.

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Portfolio Phase Funds

  • ASL

    Proof of Concept Fund

    The Proof of Concept Fund was launched in December 2003 to invest in local science and technology-based companies in their earliest stages.

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  • Reinnervate

    Co-Investment Fund

    The £23m North East Co-Investment Fund provided financial backing to local innovative enterprises, syndicating its deals with the private sector.

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  • Song For Marion

    North East Creative Content Fund

    The Creative Content Fund was aimed at the North East commercial creative sector, focussing on TV, film, interactive media, music and games industries. Find Out More

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Northstar Ventures is a venture capital firm based in the North East of England.  We invest in innovative, high growth businesses and social enterprises across the region.

We are dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the support they need to fulfil their ambitions and to achieve social impact through our investments.

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Latest News

Apr 2015

Darlington business hub hails new tenant

Bosses at a £6.6m business hub say they have made a significant coup after securing a new tenant. Northstar Ventures is moving into Business Central Darlington.

Apr 2015

North East Social Investment Fund now open for business

A £9m social investment loan fund is now open for business and actively seeking applications from social enterprises in the North East of England.

Mar 2015

Gateshead animation studio receives £80k funding to scale up operations

A Gateshead-based 2D animation studio has received an £80k investment from a local venture capital firm to enable it to scale up its operations and service new markets.

Mar 2015

County Durham streetwear clothing brand secures £97.5k investment

I Sunk Your Battleship (ISYB), a County Durham-based clothing brand, has received an investment totalling £97,500.

Feb 2015

Logincident secures £260k funding boost

A Gateshead-based technology company has secured a £260,000 investment to help grow its customer base and develop its products.

Newcastle-based digital agency receives £75k venture capitalist investment

A Newcastle-based digital agency is already proving its worth after receiving an investment from a North East venture capitalist late last year.


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