Building a buoyant, diverse investment and innovation community across the North

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 start-up businesses.  

We are helping to plug the geographical and gender funding gap by showcasing the wealth of amazing, diverse tech founders we have in the North and helping them to raise investment. 

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


In 2022 we won Angel Group of the Year at the UKBAA Awards, which recognises the most active and impactful angel group in the UK, making not only a significant number of investments during the past year, but bringing strong added value to support the growth and success of their portfolio.



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Who we’ve supported

We've facilitated over £41m of equity investment and grant funding into Northern-based tech start-ups to date.  In 2022 alone we closed 27 rounds of funding.

NorthInvest is the most active angel investment network in the North of England.


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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.

Launched by NorthInvest, Fund Her North is a volunteer collective of over 30 women (in VC’s, funding organisations and angel groups), with a combined investment power of over £650 million.

“The Rose Review finds that only one in three entrepreneurs are women, a gender gap equivalent to over 1 million fewer female entrepreneurs in the UK. Closing the gap between women and men could add an additional £250 billion in Gross Value Add to the UK economy, equivalent to 4 years of economic growth.”

Fund Her North was established to tackle the problems outlined by Natwest Group, in The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, by supporting female founders and business leaders through every stage of their growth and funding journey, through start up, scale up, exit and beyond.

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.