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.
Apply via our website. Submit your business details and investor pitch deck for review. Our team will contact you directly following your enquiry to give feedback or refer you if necessary.
Our team offer free coaching and support from our partners to help you get investor ready.
Proposition to Investors
Once you are investor ready, we will send over the necessary paperwork to get your business in front of our investor network, either via our monthly cohort email or bimonthly pitch event.
- 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
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.
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!
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.
Discover more about the startups we have helped raise investment.
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