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

Jul 2015

Northstar Ventures leads investment round into Smart Money People

July 2015 Teeside-based financial review platform Smart Money People has received £150,000 funding 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 six figure funding to boost growth

July 2015 A six-figure 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 …

Jul 2015

Blyth tech company features at Innovation Showcase

Blyth-based Solar Capture Technologies is exporting its renewable energy technologies worldwide.

Jul 2015

The world leader from Dunston that is revolutionising the car sales industry

Chief executive of Zerolight, Darren Jobling, discusses the Dunston company’s swift rise to Audi ‘visualisation partner’

Jun 2015

Northstar Ventures launches new Social Investment Fund

Regional organisations were given an introduction to the £9m North East Social Investment Fund at event run by Northstar Ventures

Jun 2015

Atlas Cloud completes investment round

Newcastle-based IT services company Atlas Cloud has completed a £1.5m investment round to fuel further growth.


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