About Us

Based in Newcastle and Darlington, Northstar Ventures is a venture capital firm with over £100m under management.

Northstar Ventures was founded in 2004, since when we have been inspiring local entrepreneurs and social enterprises with financial backing, and working alongside management teams in new and growing organisations to help them develop and grow.

Our approach to investment is straightforward: we are looking for strong teams with great ideas.

If that’s you, and you could benefit from funding and our involvement, please contact one of our experienced investment managers. You don’t need to have an in-depth business plan in place before contacting us – we are always happy to have an initial conversation to guide you through the process.

We are currently investing from our three active Funds:

We also provide investment management services to Accelerated Digital Ventures, an investment platform that offers UK digital technology businesses unrivalled access to capital, from entry to exit.

We are committed to supporting our community and The Northstar Foundation has been set up to do this.


Latest News

Jan 2017

Success for Brand Ami and TryLife at Pitch@Palace competition

Two Northstar Ventures backed tech companies have progressed through to the next stage of a Royal competition. Brand Ami and TryLife were voted through to the bootcamp stage of the Pitch@Palace 7.0 competition at an event at the Sunderland Software …

Dec 2016

Investment to help innovative new app join social media scene

Pogo Limited has secured a £100,000 investment to help it launch its new photography-based social media app. The investment comes from the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures. Pogo is an innovative social …

Dec 2016

Middleton Backs Job Creation at Newcastle Utility Start-Up

North East investor and philanthropist Jeremy Middleton has backed a Newcastle-based start-up, as part of a round of investment led by Northstar Ventures. His first major investment since the end of his mayoral campaign, Mr Middleton’s stake in One Utility …

Dec 2016

Northstar Ventures becomes an Access Point

On 24th October 2016, Northstar Ventures became the first North East based Access Point, allowing it to help charities and social enterprises secure social investment more quickly. Access Points are social investors designated by the Reach Fund to refer charities …

Dec 2016

Specialist recruitment platform Profile receives £150k investment.

A Sunderland-based start-up has received £150,000 investment to support its spin out from alternative energy service provider Green Marine Solutions (GMS). The funding comes from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures. The spin out, …

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 …


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