Current Funds

  • Solvert

    North East Proof of Concept Fund

    The £15m 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 £25m 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 company dedicated to building successful high growth businesses across the North East of England.

We manage five funds with two that are actively investing:

£15m Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund

£25m Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund

The Proof of Concept and Accelerator Funds are backed by the European Investment Bank and European Regional Development Fund and form part of the £125m Finance for Business North East Fund.

Contact Us 0191 229 2770

Latest News

Aug 2014

Newcastle’s Northstar Ventures listed among most active tech VCs

Newcastle’s Northstar Ventures has been featured on a list of the top 10 most active venture capitalists in the UK.

Aug 2014

Data Shows Which UK VCs Have Been The Most Active In The Last 5 Years

TechCrunch, August 2014 It was only at the end of last month that new data appeared showing that fundraising by European startups was emerging from the bad old days of 2001. Dow Jones VentureSource reported that they’d raised more than $2.8 billion …

Aug 2014

Solar panel firm powers forward into the future

The future is bright for Solar Capture Technologies (SCT), a new solar energy firm that dares to be different and make its own systems.

Jul 2014

Top Table for Kykloud

No 10 Downing Street will be hosting the first Pitch 10 event this Thursday to showcase some of the UK’s best digital businesses with North Shields-based Kykloud selected to take part.

Jul 2014

£350,000 investment for Newcastle tech start-up business SoPost

A young entrepreneur from Gosforth, Newcastle, has ambitious plans for his fledgling start-up after securing more than £350,000 of investment.

Jul 2014

Blyth renewable energy firm secures £200k investment

Renewable energy company, Solar Capture Technologies, has secured a £200k investment from Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund.


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