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Northstar Ventures

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 522
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 278
Rounds per year 27.47
Lead investments 34
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
  • Internet

Northstar Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2004. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Northstar Ventures, startups are often financed by Tiger Corporate Finance, Prime Ventures, Octopus Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Prime Ventures, Tiger Corporate Finance, IP Group Plc. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tiger Corporate Finance, Prime Ventures, Potential VC.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Social Media. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Eco Plastics, Amplience, MindMate.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. Comparing to the other companies, this Northstar Ventures performs on 26 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Northstar Ventures is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year.

We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Home Improvement
$506K27 Feb 2023 North Tyneside, England, United Kingdom


$8M09 Feb 2023 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia


$4M26 Jan 2023 London, England, United Kingdom


Elder Care
Health Care
$2M09 Dec 2022 Vale of White Horse, England, United Kingdom

Sporting Goods
$1M30 Nov 2022 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$1M07 Nov 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Advanced Electric Machines

Machinery Manufacturing
$342K24 Oct 2022 Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom


Virtual Reality
$4M28 Sep 2022 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Financial Services
Information Technology
Small and Medium Businesses
06 Sep 2022 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom
onHand Raises £1M in Funding

– onHand, a London, UK-based on-demand volunteering app, raised £1m in funding.
– The round was led by Northstar Ventures with participation from Dhiraj Mukherjee, and existing investors.
– The new investment will be used to further invest in the company’s tech, expand its reach across the U.K and introduce further volunteering opportunities for employees to support with youth mentoring, older adult help, homelessness and environmental projects.

Income Insurance Startup Asteya Launches With $10 Million in Funding

– Income insurance startup Asteya announces its launch and disclosed fundraising of $10 million.
– Investors include I2BF Ventures, Capital Factory, Cap Meridian Ventures, Northstar Ventures, Atrum, as well as angel investors Whitney Wolfe Herd and Geeta Sankappanavar.
– Asteya™ was founded by CEO Alex Williamson, the former Chief Brand Officer at Bumble and Hadi Radwan, Chief Product Officer.
– The company is working with A-rated carriers including Munich Re and certain underwriters at Lloyd’s.
– Asteya’s solution is purpose-built to help give people peace of mind through the unanticipated circumstances that have increasingly become facts of life.
– Asteya’s applications are completely online and users may get coverage within minutes rather than days and weeks.


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