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Northstar Ventures

Northstar Ventures

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  • Total Raised £20.49
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Our Story

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 also provide investment management services to Accelerated Digital Ventures, an investment platform that offers UK digital technology businesses unrivalled access to capital, from entry to exit.

We are committed to supporting our community and The Northstar Foundation has been set up to do this.

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  1. Supporter Rick C 5 Donations £10.03
  2. Supporter Lisa van H 10 Donations £4.42
  3. Supporter Laura 6 Donations £4.39
  4. Supporter Jen M 2 Donations £1.65

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