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Venture Capital Fund

We’re making a significant impact on the region’s innovation ecosystem with a dedicated venture capital fund for North East university spin-outs.

With a pipeline of credible investment opportunities and a vibrant community of Northern Accelerator businesses, we’re determined to make a long lasting impact on the North East’s innovation ecosystem.


As well as managing our seed investment fund, Northstar Ventures is raising a dedicated venture capital fund for spin-out businesses from North East universities.

The fund is focused on harnessing the IP, knowledge and resources of Northern Accelerator universities to create and grow mission-driven companies to solve societal challenges at global scale. 

It will invest in seven inter-connected markets central to society post Covid; healthy ageing, the care economy, lifelong learning, climate tech, future work, future homes, and future cities. 

Northstar Ventures is in the early stages of developing the venture capital fund. 

Watch out for more updates as the fund progresses. 

Northern Accelerator is a game-changer for the north east economy, a vital contribution to delivering the regional strategic economic plans and a national exemplar.

Frequently asked questions

We’re already delivering a step-change in the translation of world-class research into sustainable commercial enterprises and we want to ensure we make a long-lasting impact on the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Our partners have a strong pedigree of spin-out businesses including Kromek, Applied Graphene Materials, and more recent ventures such as Advanced Electric Machines and AMLo Bioscience. With an exciting research pipeline that is generating a series of investible opportunities which will go on to create real-world impact, the raising of such a fund will further strengthen the innovation infrastructure.

To Date We Have


Invested from our Seed Investment Fund


Investments from our Seed Investment Fund


People Employed in Spin-Outs