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

Believe in ideas

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

Dec 2016

Cramlington-based business warming UK homes after £500k investment

A business based in Cramlington is planning a national expansion following £500k investment. The funding comes from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, which has invested £350k alongside an angel investor. Boilerplan UK supplies …

Dec 2016

Northstar named at CIPR North East PRide Awards in Newcastle

The cream of the region’s public relations scene has been championed at the sector’s annual awards night. More than 160 PR professionals gathered at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle for the 2016 CIPR North East PRide Awards, which celebrate exceptional …

Nov 2016

Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) launches a brand new evergreen venture platform to supercharge the UK’s digital technology businesses

Funded by British Business Bank, Legal & General, and Woodford Investment Management   Today marks the launch of Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), a new venture platform that will fund all stages of the digital technology business lifecycle, from entry to …

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 …

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