About Us

Supporting regional entrepreneurs with global ambitions since 2004.

We provide early stage venture capital and impact investments to entrepreneurs with big ideas. The founders in our portfolio are innovators, designers, engineers, scientists, business chiefs, agents for social change and much much more.

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Believe In Ideas

We know that the world’s most successful companies all started out as an idea.

It's why we don't demand a business plan

Raising finance can be difficult, but we want to make the process as simple as possible. You don’t have to wait for an introduction to get in touch - around 60% of our investments come from direct enquiries. So whether you’re the founder of an exciting new venture, or are looking to grow your existing business, we want to hear from you.

Our Team

Our team of experienced investors works hard to support entrepreneurs in building successful companies, across all stages of business. We bring with us commercial and operational experience, PhDs and MBAs, international careers and even a micro-business or two.

Working with us

At Northstar we understand the many challenges involved in setting up and growing a business - especially when you are trying to shake up your industry. That's why we see our role, as an investor, as being about so much more than money. When we invest, we are beginning a partnership that we hope will last for years.

Out Ethos

To us, support means more than just financial backing: we help our portfolio to overcome challenges, to recruit the best staff, to build memorable brands and to make the right connections. Even if we can't invest in a company, we see our role as offering the vital support that enables the business to develop and become 'investment ready'.

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Our Foundation

The Northstar Foundation was set up to support entrepreneurship and social enterprise in the North East of England.

Through the Foundation's work we hope to benefit excluded and deprived communities across the region.

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