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 angel investment organisation that helps diverse tech and digital startups raise investment. We connect startups based in the North of England with our community of angel investors and mentors.   

We offer free investor-readiness coaching, facilitate introductions to specialist partners, and manage the investment process at no cost to startups.


‘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.

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.