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

May 2015

Middlesbrough product design studio receives £125k investment

Mustachio, a Middlesbrough-based product design studio, has received a £125k investment from Newcastle and Darlington-based Northstar Ventures, via its Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund.

May 2015

Job Vacancy – Marketing Executive

Northstar Ventures is seeking to appoint a Marketing Executive

May 2015

First £500,000 leaves North East Social Investment Fund under Peter Gilson’s leadership

The first portion of the new £9m North East Social Investment Fund has been handed to a Newcastle social enterprise, under the leadership of Northstar Ventures’ Peter Gilson.

May 2015

Funding scheme gets three year extension

A fund supporting the future development of charities, support groups and voluntary organisations throughout the North East has secured a three year extension.

Apr 2015

Darlington business hub hails new tenant

Bosses at a £6.6m business hub say they have made a significant coup after securing a new tenant. Northstar Ventures is moving into Business Central Darlington.

Apr 2015

North East Social Investment Fund now open for business

A £9m social investment loan fund is now open for business and actively seeking applications from social enterprises in the North East of England.


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