Venture Capital Funds

  • Solar Capture

    North East Proof of Concept Fund

    The £20.7m North East Proof of Concept Fund invests at the seed stage in the technology sector and other high growth sectors.

    Find Out More
  • Beyond Digital Solutions

    North East Accelerator Fund

    The £34m Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund invests in high growth, innovative early stage businesses.

    Find Out More

Social Investment Fund

  • NESIF Picture

    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.

    Find Out More

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.

    Find Out More
  • 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.

    Find Out More
  • 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

Believe in ideas

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.

Contact Us 0191 229 2770

Latest News

Jun 2016

EU Referendum: Our Statement

We are obviously disappointed that the outcome of the Referendum was a vote to leave the EU, as we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that European funding has had on the North East. While the future is uncertain at present …

Jun 2016

North East Specialist for Social Leadership Joins Northstar Ventures to Research Social Investment Challenges

  A researcher specialising in social change policies has joined Northstar Ventures to undertake a research project into social investment in the North East. Sara Bryson, North East Specialist Fellow at Clore Social Leadership, will explore the regional challenges surrounding …

Jun 2016

Hexislab celebrates skincare R&D partnership after £120k investment

  Local healthcare innovation company Hexislab is set to extend its reach to major cosmetic companies following a £120k investment from Northstar Ventures. Hexislab uses data mining and machine learning technology to identify natural and organic compounds that can be …

Jun 2016

£50K grants available to help organisations move towards sustainability

The Fresh Ideas Fund is a grant programme developed by Northern Rock Foundation to enable voluntary, community and social enterprises in Cumbria to explore new opportunities to help them grow in size, improve long term sustainability and increase their impact, through grants of up to £50,000.

May 2016

Northstar Ventures Take on Two Student Interns from Newcastle University

Last month two students from Newcastle University joined Northstar Ventures as part of the Newcastle Work Experience programme. The students will be undertaking placements within the company’s PR and Marketing department. The Newcastle Work Experience Programme offers students paid term …

May 2016

Northstar Ventures’ Staff Teach Pupils How to Manage Finance

  Pupils at John Spence Community High School in Tynemouth have been taught how to manage their finances successfully after they leave school. The students recently benefited from the advice of Northstar Ventures’ Finance Manager, as part of the Young …

Newsletter

Sign up below for the latest news and tips from Northstar Ventures.