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.

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  • Beyond Digital Solutions

    North East Accelerator Fund

    The £34m 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

Oct 2016

Northstar Ventures welcomes Jane Reynolds as Business Development Manager

Regional venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has appointed Jane Reynolds as its new Business Development Manager. Jane will be looking to develop partnerships with businesses, local authorities and support providers across the North East. Northstar Ventures, whose investments focus on …

Sep 2016

Kykloud appointed to deliver the IT Solution for the Education Funding Agency’s Condition Data Collection Programme

  North Shields based Kykloud has been chosen to deliver the IT solution for the most comprehensive condition data collection exercise planned by the Education Funding Agency – one of the largest ever undertaken in the UK public sector. The …

Sep 2016

Tech-for-Good platform used to support entrepreneurship in the North East

  Following a six-figure investment in GoRaise, regional venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has begun using the platform to support entrepreneurial aspirations in the North East. Newcastle based start-up GoRaise launched a socially-driven cashback platform towards the end of 2015 …

Aug 2016

‘Without regional investment we wouldn’t have raised £25m’ says Fairstone’s CEO

The CEO of Financial Management firm Fairstone has praised regional investment as a key factor in the company’s growth. Lee Hartley, who recently oversaw a £25m investment from Synova Capital, described the early stage investment he received from the JEREMIE …

Aug 2016

£870k Investment Sees Safety Enhanced in Tees Valley

A not-for-profit organisation that delivers crime and community safety programmes, has received £870,000 investment, spread over 3 years, to develop and improve their activities in the Tees Valley region. The funding comes from the North East Social Investment Fund, managed …

Aug 2016

Northstar Ventures to offer financial drop-in sessions

Businesses in Sunderland and Darlington that want to explore opportunities to raise finance can now benefit from free business advice from Northstar Ventures. The venture capital firm has partnered with Sunderland Software City and Business Central Darlington to provide informal …


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