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Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JE, GBR


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Northstar Ventures

Based in Newcastle, Northstar is a venture capital firm with over £80m under management. Northstar has been inspiring local entrepreneurs with financial backing and the expertise of a highly experienced team since 2004, investing in over 200 pioneering, high potential enterprises.

Having fully invested the £30m Co-Investment Fund, £13m Proof of Concept Fund and the £2.4m Finance for Business North East Creative Content Fund, Northstar is now actively investing two funds; the £25m Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund and the £15m Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund.

Over the next year, Northstar will be investing these funds in a broad spectrum of ambitious businesses located in the North East.

Northstar’s funds provide an exciting opportunity for North East enterprises to access the capital they need to get started and grow. Northstar’s experienced and approachable team is always keen to hear from entrepreneurs looking to develop their businesses and succeed.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SpecifiedBy 4/2014Seed£125k2
Agile Group 2/2014Venture Round1
Ignite100 2/2014Seed£700k10
Amplience 7/2013Series B$5.7M2
EvaluAgent 4/2013Venture Round£250k1
ScreachTV 4/2013Venture Round$2.5M2
Deltasight 4/2013Seed$200k3
Recite Me 1/2013Venture Round£225k1
MobiCart 10/2012Venture Round$500k4
SenseLogix 8/2012Series B£1M3
TryLife 8/2012Venture Round£145k1
Deminos 8/2012Series C£120k1
Biomass CHP 4/2012Venture Round£100k1
Aframe 4/2012Series A$7M3
Deltasight 3/2012Seed$135k2
Odimax 2/2012Seed$135k2
Blooie 2/2012Seed£90k2
Publification Ltd 12/2011Seed$150k1
Blooie 9/2011Seed£10k2
Odimax 9/2011Seed$24k1
Audacious 8/2011Venture Round£100k1
Exuru! 7/2011Seed$150k1
4th aspect 3/2011Seed£172k1
CANDDi 3/2011Seed£100k1
amBX 2/2011Venture Round£700k1
Re Pet 2/2011Venture Round£1.2M1
Recite Me 1/2011Venture Round£100k1
Spontly 1/2011Seed1
Tagorize 12/2010Seed£100k1
Vertical Wind Energy 11/2010Venture Round£800k3
ReInnervate 5/2010Series A$2M1
Graphicly 1/2010Series A$1.2M8
Cogenta Systems 11/2009Venture Round$1.34M2
WorkCast 11/2009Series A$1.28M1
Antix Labs 5/2009Venture Round$3M2
WorkCast 2009Seed$100k1
ACAL Energy 12/2008Venture Round£3.3M5
Quick TV 12/2008Seed£380k2
Illumix Software 11/2008Series A$3M2
Guroo 10/2008Venture Round£440k1
EthicalSuperstore.Com 10/2008Venture Round2
Caspian Learning 6/2008Venture Round$2.95M2
Evince 5/2008Seed$968k3
Quick TV 1/2008Venture Round$1.66M2
Eco Plastics 1/2008Venture Round£2M2
Quick TV 11/2007Seed£850k2
The Broadband Computer Company 8/2007Venture Round$2.98M1
Spark Etail 3/2007Series B£800k1
Spark Etail 11/2006Venture Round$759k1
Wireless Dynamics 9/2006Venture Round$1.19M2
Palringo 8/2006Seed£650k3



  1. AEC startup SpecifiedBy closes funding round ( [edit]
  2. Agile Group Receives Six Figure Financing ( [edit]
  3. Bye, Bye Demo Day — Ignite100 Evolves Accelerator Model After Raising £700K To Run Three New Programs ( [edit]
  4. Amplience Recives £3.7M In Second Funding ( [edit]
  5. SocialRel8 Raises £250K in Funding ( [edit]
  6. Screach.TV Raises $2.5M ( [edit]
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  8. Recite Me Secures £225K in Funding ( [edit]
  9. MobiCart Raises Further $500K For Its Mobile Store Builder ( [edit]
  10. SenseLogix Raises £1M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  11. TryLife Raises £145K in Funding ( [edit]
  12. Deminos Raises £120K from Northstar Ventures ( [edit]
  13. Biomass CHP Receives £100k Investment from Northstar Ventures ( [edit]
  14. Aframe snaps up $7M Series A round ( [edit]
  15. IP Research Platform CrowdIPR Secures $135,000, Goes Freemium ( [edit]
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  17. Ignite100 ( [edit]
  18. Northstar Ventures investment into Publification [edit]
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  21. Audacious Raises £100K from Northstar Ventures ( [edit]
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  25. amBX Raises £700,000 in Funding ( [edit]
  26. Re Pet Receives £1.2M Investment ( [edit]
  27. Recite Me Receives £100,000 Investment from Northstar Ventures ( [edit]
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  30. Vertical Wind Energy Completes £880K Financing Round ( [edit]
  31. Reinnervate, Ltd.: Series A $2M ( [edit]
  32. Raises $1.2M For Comic Publishing ( [edit]
  33. FinSMEs ( [edit]
  34. WorkCast ( [edit]
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  36. WorkCast ( [edit]
  37. ACAL Energy Raises £3.3m in Venture Financing ( [edit]
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  40. Go-ahead Guroo predict 200-fold rise in revenue ( [edit]
  41. Gateshead company received the cash from NorthStar Equity Investors ( [edit]
  42. £1.5m notches Caspian up a level ( [edit]
  43. Evince Technology is pleased to announce that it has secured seed funding worth £500,000 from NorthStar Equity Investors, ( [edit]
  44. EDGAR [edit]
  45. AWS gets £2m boost for food grade packaging ( [edit]
  46. Blog ( [edit]
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  48. 'Ethical Amazon' PointOV gains £800,000 ( [edit]
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