Who we are

We fund bright ideas.

Founded in 2016 by Professor Adam Beaumont and aligned with the Northern Powerhouse, NorthInvest is a not for profit organisation which provides straight-talking, free, expert, investment readiness advice to individual startups and to groups of founders via our network of partners.

We're a leading angel network, where new investors are always welcomed with a smile and all our angels are provided with access to the high-quality education they need to be effective.

‘Providing entrepreneurs and SMEs with the investment and resources they need to expand and flourish is fundamental to the success of the Northern Powerhouse. That’s why it’s so encouraging to see NorthInvest reaffirming their commitment to the region by supporting startup tech and digital businesses to attract investment, grow their companies and successfully compete in the global economy.’

Jake Berry MP, Minister to the Northern Powerhouse


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Who we’ve supported

We've facilitated over £20m of equity investment and grant funding into Northern-based tech start-ups to date. 

In 2021 alone, we supported 223 start-ups and delivered 212 free coaching sessions.

Elevating Northern Tech


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We champion Northern Tech and fuel the early-stage economy

By providing connections to early stage funding at a critical point in the life cycle of northern tech startup businesses.

Helping to plug the geographical and gender funding gap by showcasing the wealth of amazing, diverse tech founders we have in the North.

We're very active in the HealthTech, FinTech, sustainability, AI and media sectors, augmented by some very targeted additional support for female founders.

Our Partners

Visit our Partner page to find out more about how we work with our partners and how we can help you connect with the digital ecosystem across the North.