Founded by serial tech entrepreneur Professor Adam Beaumont, and backed by The Northern Powerhouse, NorthInvest are a community of investors, regional stakeholders and industry leaders dedicated to building an inclusive, strong and connected tech investor and startup culture across the North of England.
What We Do
From growing a community of Angel Investors through events and mentoring to supporting entrepreneurs through the funding process and managing the investment process, we help tech and digital startups access crucial expert support and funding to help them fulfil their full potential.
We help startups by refining their messaging and investor approach. We provide free advice to entrepreneurs on business plans, pitch documents, and growth strategy as well as conversation and feedback on a range of other topics and issues faced by entrepreneurs. We then present them to our early stage funding communities and support investment engagements. Whilst we use tech platforms as an enabler we are a people business, so we’ll start by talking to you and then make useful introductions to likeminded people you’ll enjoy meeting.
Why We Do It
We're more than a community of proud Northerners with a passion for tech innovation. NorthInvest exists to fuel the future of the North of England. We strongly believe that the North is a key player in the information revolution and we are here to help it realise its potential as a national and international leader in game-changing technologies.
From the LCD screen to Graphene, technological innovation is a key part of the North’s heritage and critical to its future. We want to see the North’s innovators thrive and see access to funding as a key enabler. We enjoy working with innovative and ambitious people who want to change the world for the better - so if that sounds familiar, we want to hear from you!
TECH FOR GOOD
We are creating a Northern angel investor family by bringing together a blend of diverse and exceptional individuals and linking them, through a shared belief in the region’s potential, to a strong deal-flow of high-quality, vetted opportunities. We host events for investors to connect with one another and interact with entrepreneurs in a variety of creative formats.
We are building a diverse sector conversation by hosting regular public events we bring together a wide range of sector community members to discuss technical, financial and regional strategy approaches. We actively support and champion diversity in the Tech start-up ecosystem.