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

Jun 2015

Businesses told how North East is leading way in social investment

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

Jun 2015


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

Substantial fund investment for RecruitmentForce

North East recruitment software specialists HRS Powered by RecruitmentForce are implementing ambitious development plans with the help of a £250,000 investment.

Jun 2015


A six-figure investment has helped to more than double the workforce and drive innovation at North East communication company Beyond Digital Solutions.

May 2015

Appointments: Peter Gilson to manage North East Social Investment Fund

The Journal May 2015 One of the North East’s most experienced investment managers has been chosen to run a new, social enterprise fund. Peter Gilson, investment manager at Northstar Ventures, has been appointed to manage the £9m North East Social …

Fit Gurus close £200,000 of investment including funds from top investment syndicate

On-line fitness start-up Fit Gurus has closed £200,000 of investment to grow its workout delivery platform.The Newcastle-grown business, which has recently graduated from the Ignite100 accelerator programme, has raised £100,000 of the funding from the AngelList syndicate of investors.


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