Raising Investment with NorthInvest

We offer several ways of raising investment through NorthInvest at no cost to startups. Once an initial enquiry has been made, our team will support eligible startups by providing free investor-readiness coaching.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Startups must be based in the North of England within any of the 11 areas of the Northern Powerhouse Region, or planning to relocate in the near future. 
  • Startups who seek investment must use technology as a core component of their business and present a viable business proposition.
  • Startups are looking to raise Seed Level up to Series A funding (typically £100k – £1m) 
  • Startups can be pre-revenue, however your proposition will gain more interest if you can evidence sales.

Not eligible? Keep reading to discover other ways we can help you grow your business.

Innovate UK Accelerator Programme

The Northern Angel Hub has launched as one of three Angel Investment Accelerator Pilot programmes, funded by Innovate UK.

In 2019, NorthInvest was awarded co-management of £1m fund from Innovate UK as part of this Accelerator Programme led by the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) and Innovation SuperNetwork in partnership with the UK British Angels Association. This fund is to encourage Business Angels in the region to bring investment and expertise to pioneering innovative small and medium companies across the North East, Yorkshire and North West.

We are now accepting applications for this accelerator programme for innovative projects:

  • With costs between £40k – £300k
  • Last 12 months
  • Based in the North East, Yorkshire, or North West of England.

Sounds like you? To apply for the fund, please contact Investment Director, Jordan Dargue. 


Download our Pitch Deck Template

Understanding what to include in a pitch deck can be a frustrating addition to an already confusing investment process. We want to make your investment journey as hassle-free as possible, so we’ve put together a template pitch deck to help you understand exactly what our investors expect to see.


Mentoring Opportunities

Not quite investor ready? Looking for someone who’s ‘been there, done that’ to help you navigate the market, develop your business offer, and grow your network? We offer high-potential tech entrepreneurs based in Yorkshire the opportunity to connect with experienced mentors through Tech Mentors: Yorkshire, a free 12-month Tech Mentoring Programme, in partnership with RSM UK. For more information, come along to our official launch event on 18 September!


Our Events

We offer an exciting programme of events throughout the year for entrepreneurs, investors and regional stakeholders alike. These events connect you with the people at the heart of our community, help you gain insights into emerging areas of technology, and help you build relationships with people who can help shape your business. To see us in action and meet the community, join us at one of our upcoming events.

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