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

Nov 2015

Six Figure Investment Helps Solar Angel Fly Higher

A £200,000 investment package is helping a young North East company take the development of its pioneering solar energy panel on to the next exciting stage. The Solar Angel, designed by Consett-based Natural Technology Developments, has been described as the …

Nov 2015

Advancements at online skills assessment service see new jobs for Sunderland

A provider of online skills assessment for the technology industry has experienced rapid growth in its first year, leading to the recruitment of 10 staff in Sunderland. Technically Compatible recently introduced new developments to its testing platform which has not …

Newcastle based start-up that makes paying bills easier receives six-figure investment.  

A Newcastle University graduate recently received a six-figure investment to help grow his start-up business. The company aims to help tenants, landlords and letting agencies manage bills more easily in shared rented accommodation. Chris Dawson co-founded One Utility Bill after …

North East collaboration wins national contract for homeless

An innovative fund that supports young people and has brought together several organisations across the North East is proving to be a huge success. The Fair Chance Fund focuses on providing accommodation, training and employment opportunities for vulnerable young people. …

Oct 2015

North East Social Investment Fund makes its second investment to support Substance Misuse Recovery Service

A Sunderland-based Substance Misuse Recovery Service has received an investment of £100k to enable it to undertake a new national government contract. The charity Achieve with NERAF will use the funding to help deliver its programmes of recovery and support …

Sep 2015

Newcastle Training Firm receives six-figure investment

Newcastle University Spin out company Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) have received a six figure investment from Northstar Ventures.


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