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North East Accelerator Fund

  • Boiler Plan UK

    Providing and installing domestic boilers across the UK with the option to spread the cost with financed monthly repayment plans.

  • Fairstone

    Financial services company comprising financial management, private wealth, mortgage solutions & estate planning.

  • Zerolight

    Providing advanced real-time 3D visualisation technologies for brands.


  • Femeda

    Medical devices for the alleviation of female urinary incontinence.

  • Kykloud

    Leading provider of mobile surveying and asset management software

  • Palringo

    Software applications enabling “always on” voice and data channels.

North East Proof of Concept Fund

  • Venture Stream

    Ecommerce and digital marketing consulting and ventures.

  • Applied Graphene Materials

    Manufacturing graphene for advanced composites

  • Ignite

    Mentorship-led accelerator program for start-ups

  • iResources

    Digital Agency specialising in eCommerce & web development.

  • CRESS Systems

    Manufacturing energy storage systems that recycle wasted energy from industrial processes to reduce cost and emissions

  • Arquer Diagnostics

    Developing novel urine diagnostic tests for prostate and bladder cancer.

North East Social Investment Fund

  • Safe In Tees Valley

    Community safety partnership focused on promoting safer communities in Tees Valley through reducing unemployment and crime rates.

  • Smiles/ BELP Enterprises

    Pre-school day nursery which aims to engage the local community in Billingham.

  • Achieve with NERAF

    Delivering services as part of the government’s national ‘Through The Gate’ programme, helping ex-offenders with rehabilitation.

  • Home Group

    Delivering the government’s ‘Fair Chance Fund’ across the North East, helping homeless young people into accommodation, education and employment.

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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