Rivers Capital Partners is a venture capital firm headquartered in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. It was founded in 2009. The firm primarily manages two funds North East Microloan Fund and the North East Angel Fund. Both invest in small manufacturing and technology businesses in the North East region of the United Kingdom.
The North East Microloan Fund operates as a loan based fund. It was valued at £6.5m. On average the Microloan fund provided businesses struggling to receive traditional funding with loans of £1,000 to £25,000.
The North East Angel Fund operates as a traditional venture capital fund investing in North East regional businesses. It invests between £10,000 and £150,000 in portfolio companies.
Rivers Capital Partners also partners with Hamilton Capital Partners to manage and raise to funds that invests in medium to small businesses in Northern England and the Scottish borders. The Hamilton Gold Fund makes investments of between £0.5m to £10m in expansion and growth stage funding. In 2019, it was reported that the two firms were raising a £100 million loan based fund called Hgold Fund that would invest in engineering, manufacturing and other small to medium sectors in the North East region.