Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) provides an investment platform that offers UK digital technology businesses unrivalled access to capital, from entry to exit.

Northstar Ventures is providing ADV with investment management services, helping them in their mission to ‘supercharge’ every stage of the tech life-cycle:

  • Pre-seed – by investing in microfunds, accelerators and incubators
  • Seed stage – by co-investing via accelerators, and co-investing with other VCs and Angels
  • Scale-ups – by co-investing with VCs at Series A-B
  • ‘Scalebigs’ – by co-investing with institutions, VCs and Corporates at Series C and beyond
  • Exit – supporting companies through sale or IPO.

If you are a UK based digital business looking for investment, whatever stage you’re at, we want to speak to you.

Full details about the ADV platform can be found at To speak to one of our investment managers about your funding requirements, please email us to get in touch.

Latest News

Apr 2017

Zerolight win Venture-backed Management Team at BVCA Awards 2017

BVCA announces winners of Yorkshire & North East Management Team Awards 2017 Leading businesses in Yorkshire and the North East were celebrated this week at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards 2017, the annual celebration of …

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, …


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