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

Sep 2015

Newcastle Training Firm receives six-figure investment

Newcastle University Spin out company Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) have received a six figure investment from Northstar Ventures.

Sep 2015

Success for Newcastle Biotech company as it secures six-figure investment

Life-science start-up Newcells Biotech Ltd has successfully completed a seed investment round. The Newcastle-based company will use the funding to build a provision of products and services for drug discovery and development targeting pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic customers. The company …

Aug 2015

FrightFest 2015: Success as North East feature film receives European Premiere

A feature film shot in the North East will have its European Premiere on 29th August as part of Film4’s FrightFest. Estranged, a twisted psychological drama, has been selected to be screened during the 5-day film festival in London’s West …

Aug 2015

Northstar Ventures invests in child safety firm BrandAmi

Gosforth-based entrepreneur Ami Davies has secured an investment from Northstar Ventures to develop prototypes of her child safety product. My Little Explorer wristbands use low energy bluetooth technology to sync with an app on parents’ phones. Parents are able to set …

Jul 2015

Northstar Ventures leads investment round into Smart Money People

July 2015 Teesside-based financial review platform Smart Money People has received an investment from Northstar Ventures and the 23Mile Fund. Smart Money People is the UK’s only customer experience and review platform focused on the financial services industry. It allows users …

Jul 2015

Children’s activity company secures funding to boost growth

July 2015 An investment from Northstar Ventures’ Accelerator Fund will help local entrepreneur Andy Stephenson to develop his Weekend Box business over the next two years. The start-up offers parents a selection of educational, engaging activities and materials, delivered fortnightly. …


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