Current 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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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


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

Dec 2014

North East venture capitalists weigh in on positive year of investing

Venture capitalists in the North East have lauded 2014 as a positive year for the investing landscape of the region.

Dec 2014

Sunderland’s UC&C secure £250,000 venture capital funding

Communications wholesalers UC&C have secured £250,000 from venture capitalists Northstar Ventures’ Accelerator Fund.

Newcastle’s RecruitmentForce to hit £1 million milestone

Newcastle-based online recruitment software specialist is on target to turnover close to £1 million by the end of the year.

Dec 2014

Newcastle entrepreneur Tony Holt launches fitness app

Newcastle-based entrepreneur and keen cyclist Tony Holt has launched a new fitness app to help motivate cyclists to train over the winter after securing funding from North-East venture capital company Northstar Ventures and pre-seed accelerator Ignite.

New jobs on way as Stockton’s Agile Group activates growth plan

A rapidly expanding Teesside IT firm is embarking on a recruitment drive that will see headcount grow almost fivefold from 21 to 100.

Oct 2014

£6m Available for NE Companies

Northstar Ventures is planning to invest in more than 20 North East companies in the next 18 months after being named as one of the UK’s most active investors.


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