Current Funds

  • Curar Animal Therapeutics

    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

Mar 2014

Ignite launches new accelerator programme

Ignite, one of Europe’s most successful accelerator programmes for early-stage digital businesses, is on the hunt for a new batch of teams to participate.

Mar 2014

Orchid Software set to blossom with £600,000 investment

Gateshead-based intranet software provider Orchid Software has received an investment of £600,000 from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund.

Mar 2014

Northstar-backed AGM float showcases importance of a supportive investor

The role of Northstar Ventures in supporting innovative businesses in the North East is under spotlight as one of its early-stage investments floated in the Alternative Investment Market.

Feb 2014

Expansion plans for Agile Group after six-figure investment

A Stockon-based IT and communications service provider is to embark on major expansion after receiving a six figure investment.

Feb 2014

Thrive to expand after Northstar investment

A Newcastle-based software company has secured a £200,000 investment from Northstar Ventures.

Dec 2013

North East wind turbine installer receives £100k investment

A North East installer of small and medium wind turbines has received a £100,000 investment.


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