17/6/2019 The Core

With one of the highest birth rates of digital companies in the country and home to one of the largest investor groups, Newcastle is set to become a hotbed of innovation and growth. Register below to hear from the regions leading investors and innovators.


With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series will lift the lid on the latest initiatives open to both the investor and start-up communities.

Starting at 1pm, Connected Investing Newcastle will feature the latest updates from newly emerging funds, including the British Business Investments £100m fund and Innovate UK’s regional angel investment accelerator.

We will also take a look at how the changing face of funding has placed more emphasis on the importance of angel investment and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs and their journey to building and exiting successful businesses.

Finally, the event will end with an evening of networking over drinks and canapés.

The Connected Investing event series is being delivered through a partnership between UKBAA, the trade body for early stage investing and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.


Mark Barry

Mark Barry


Nigel Greenaway

Greenaway Scott

Tristan Watson

Tristan Watson


NVM Private Equity staff portraits, comm by Natalie Dickinson

Aaron Lawson-Clark


Estelle Blanks

Estelle Blanks

Executive Director

Innovate NE

Michael Vassalo

Investment Director

Maven CP

Alex Buchan

Alex Buchan

Investment Director

NorthStar Ventures

Yvonne Galeres

Yvonne Gale


NEL Fund Managers

Nick Edgar-photo

Nick Edgar

Senior Director

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank

david johnson

David Johnson

Head of Business Development


Ying De Group





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Newcastle Helix

Newcastle upon Tyne


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