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

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 …

Aug 2016

Big Gains for Natural Nutrients following £125k investment

  An all-natural supplement company has ambitious growth plans following an investment of £125k from the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures. Natural Nutrients, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Durham, has …

Aug 2016

Prop-tech firm Clixifix received investment to fund expansion

Clixifix, a Spennymoor-based company developing digital solutions for the building and construction industry, has received a six-figure investment to fund its expansion. £260k of the investment comes from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, with the rest from an Angel Investor.

Aug 2016

Northstar Ventures named ‘Most Active VC Investor’

Northstar Ventures was recently named 6th most active venture capital investor in UK start-ups, following research into international investment activity.

Jul 2016

Software Development start-up set to shake-up recruitment industry following £120k investment

Cornerways Consulting Ltd, a software development company based in Sunderland, has created an online video-interviewing software solution which aims to tackle inefficiencies in the recruitment process. The start-up has received £120k investment from the Finance for Business North East Proof …

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