Northstar Ventures

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:

  • The Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund
  • The Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund
  • The North East Social Investment Fund
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HQNewcastle upon Tyne, GB
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Northstar Ventures was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB

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Key People/Management at Northstar Ventures

Ian Richards

Ian Richards

Alasdair Greig

Alasdair Greig

Emma O'Rourke

Emma O'Rourke

Finance Director
Alex Buchan

Alex Buchan

Investment Director
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Northstar Ventures Office Locations

Northstar Ventures has an office in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, GB (HQ)
Maybrook House Grainger St
Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
27-35 Grainger St
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Northstar Ventures News and Updates

How Northstar Ventures is delivering new support for North East startups and SMEs

Northstar Ventures has teamed with Business Doctors to develop a new solution targeting businesses in the region. Working in collaboration, Northstar and Business Doctors piloted a new initiative called The Breakthrough Growth Masterclass, aimed at supporting startups and SMEs to be able to plan sus…

Northstar Ventures invests £100k in Cramlington tech firm

A local company aiming to tackle the ‘poverty premium’ has received investment from Northstar Ventures. incuto, which has an office in Cramlington and works as a tech partner for credit unions and the community banking sector, has received £100k from the North East Innovation Fund, supported by the …

Northstar Ventures chosen as partner for new North East tech accelerator

Newcastle investment firm Northstar Ventures has been chosen to be a partner for a new investment accelerator looking to fund technology run by Innovate UK. As one of the early-stage investors, Northstar has been supporting businesses in the North East since 2004, and is one of nine investment partn…

Ignite accelerator programme set to boost local entrepreneurship with help of Northstar Ventures

Startup support provider, Ignite has returned to the North East and a cohort of entrepreneurs for its latest accelerator programme. Working alongside Northstar Ventures and the North East Innovation Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, Ignite has headed back to Newcastle, where…

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Northstar Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Northstar Ventures founded?

    Northstar Ventures was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Northstar Ventures key executives?

    Northstar Ventures's key executives are Ian Richards, Alasdair Greig and Emma O'Rourke.

  • What is Northstar Ventures revenue?

    Latest Northstar Ventures annual revenue is £1.7 m.

  • Where is Northstar Ventures headquarters?

    Northstar Ventures headquarters is located at Maybrook House Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Where are Northstar Ventures offices?

    Northstar Ventures has an office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • How many offices does Northstar Ventures have?

    Northstar Ventures has 2 offices.