Who are NorthInvest?

NorthInvest is a not-for-profit organisation connecting tech and digital start-ups with mentors and investors in the North of England.

Our community includes angel investors, business leaders, and forward-thinking stakeholders who are  all passionate about fuelling the tech innovation revolution and seeing the region and its startups thrive.


Want to find our more information? Download our 2018 Annual Report and discover the impact our community have made together over the last year!











We believe in supporting tech startups with the advice, expertise and investment they need to fulfil their full potential. Our dedicated team, corporate partners, and angel community are on hand to get prospective start-ups investor-ready and pitch perfect by offering honest feedback and an expert opinion. 


We provide tailored investment opportunities to our Angels depending on their sectors of interest, and match investor-ready startups with our angel network through face-to-face meetings, pitch events, and informal networking opportunities. 


We support the deal process for our Angels and Entrepreneurs from day one with the help of our expert partners to ensure a hassle-free and transparent investment process with advice and support at every stage. 


We understand the value of a strong network and supportive community of like-minded individuals. We provide opportunities for investors to network with one another and interact with our entrepreneurs over an exciting programme of events - from Pitch Events that bring our Angels and Entrepreneurs together, to our famous Female Founders & Investors drinks evenings. 

Brownlee brothers ride into BikeZaar’s first investment round

Online bike firm BikeZaar has achieved a first-round investment totalling six-figures, with part of the funding coming from established angel investors Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. The Leeds-based traithletes have made the investment into the Stoke-based firm via not-for-profit angel investment organisation NorthInvest. The Brownlees felt that this business was a perfect …

27th June 2019

NorthInvest welcomes two new team members!

…and is changing the face of finance in the process 💪 This time last year, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association published research into 178 private equity firms across the UK to create a dataset on gender diversity in the sector. The result? Only 14 percent of investment professionals …

7th May 2019

North wins £2m to support Angel Investment Accelerator Pilots from Innovate UK

After months of a concerted collaborative effort, we’re delighted to announce a pilot funding programme with the North East Business and Innovation Centre, UKBAA and Innovation SuperNetwork – proving that when we work together the North can forge ahead stronger than ever. Read the press coverage here: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/north-wins-2m-from-innovate-uk-to-support-angel-investor-programmes What is …

1st May 2019

A Snapshot of Success: Top Takeaways from the NorthInvest Annual Report 2018

Following a year of growth, the NorthInvest team have released our very first Annual Report to celebrate our impact in 2018. From showcasing successful start-ups in investment to growing our investor community to over 100, we want to thank all of you for your support and invite you to share …

25th April 2019