At TrendScout, we believe founders and entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. From cutting edge technical advances, to sustainable solutions that fight climate change, we work with high-potential startups that are revolutionising the way we see business.
With over 30 years of collective experience in investment, market research and risk strategy, we specialise in identifying high-potential opportunities, and connecting the right founder with the right angel investor.
We promote innovative, groundbreaking ideas.
We help startups cultivate their business/revenue.
We inform investors about the latest opportunities.
We help ventures scale up steadily and consistently.
Our team of experts research hundreds of startups each year, analysing the growth potential, mission and projection of every business we consider working with. TrendScout’s set criteria and due diligence practice means the startups and investors we work with are carefully and thoughtfully selected.
Our services cover a range of business areas and industries, from premium, off-market opportunities to ethical investment schemes; bioplastics to tech innovations. So if you’re an angel investor looking to diversify your portfolio or limit your tax liabilities, or a startup founder in search of an open-minded and business savvy partner, our consultants will have the right option for you.
Property search is broken. In the future, tenants will instantly be matched to the homes and neighbourhoods that best meet their needs.SearchSmartly is building that future today. Our unique technology reimagines and simplifies the property matchmaking experience by doing the heavy lifting to uncover the properties that are best suited to each tenant's complete, hyper-personal needs, be it a short commute, good local education, living near green space, and so on.
StorkCard empowers parents to take back control by offering AI-driven cost predictions, tailored financial solutions and an easy way for family & friends to offer support.
reKnowledge introduces a new paradigm in how humans and machines interact to create actionable knowledge. We are transforming knowledge research from a narrative-driven tradecraft to a data-driven one, by bringing the power of new technologies to the domain experts in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
Einee (SEIS) teaches and inspires children 6-14 by letting them chat with famous real-life characters like Einstein and Cleopatra. Revenue grew 27% MoM & organic installs grew 20% MoM (past 18 months).
Disruptive Nano company led by a world-renowned scientist that has made a breakthrough which could lead to many other advancements. Their patented technology will help enable world governments to achieve its goals of lowering CO2 emissions, meeting climate policy and even giving clean alternatives to the transportation sector. The company's ground-breaking technology will keep drawing from the limitless solar energy to help pave the way to a cleaner and less polluted world.
There is an ever-increasing interest and demand in medicinal cannabis in a market that is estimated by 2020 to be valued at £135.7billion. Founded by a team of business leaders, marketing & technology experts, scientists and caregivers, this EIS Advanced Assured company has created a patented and unique prescription technology that will see efficient prescribing, treatment and management of legalized medical cannabis through their network of ‘best practice’ medical center’s in the UK. The company is already working with the NHS and NIHR in helping with optimising medicinal cannabis doses, de-risking the process and building confidence in the future of medicinal cannabis.
Flair Football is a mobile app for kids who play football that allows them to track their performances and prepare for upcoming matches. Flair’s mission is to make every young football player feel like a pro. Our ultimate aim is to become the global, digital platform for the next generation of sportsperson. The app is currently available in the UK and Ireland.
Smoothbalance is an accounting software application for iOS, Android and Web. It is an all-in-one cloud-based accounting app for sole traders, freelancers and SMEs. Our app can send quotations, invoices and record expenses. The app user can also authorise an accountant to access those data facilitating frictionless bookkeeping and simplifying tax returns
Drexler has now developed its long awaited MVP which has been getting a lot of public traction for the last few months. The advisory board of the company includes names such as Sinitta Malone and Scott Page (from Pink Floyd) as they are believed to be leading the future of media, technology is allowing more people to play with the musical process.
Founded by Capital Market professionals with a history of near ten years of working together, ADE aims to become the premier institutional venue for hedging risk on alternative products including Weather, Freight, Hashing and Digital Assets. Backed by its proprietary technology stack including a range of dynamic client facing User Interfaces, server based high throughput matching technology and blockchain based (deployed on Ethereum) financial Clearing Mechanism, Clear Chain.
We are the only platform that focuses on flexible working - the most in demand employee benefit. With over 90% of people looking for more flexibility in their next role, we were amazed that there is nowhere to go to find out where to find flexibility! We only work with forward-thinking companies that offer flexible working environments and we verify every company that we partner with, something that the traditional job boards just cannot do.
Seecceed is a disruptive job board and social networking platform designed to provide job seekers, employers and recruiters innovate approaches to apply for jobs and find new talent. Revolutionising the job market in the growing digital economy
POA LONDON is a London-based Swedish accessory brand. We deliver timeless designs in basic colours that boast minimalism and Scandinavian simplicity. Our optical illusion pattern draws attention and inspires curiosity and is inspired by the ageing lines in tree trunks. We are animal and environmental friendly we therefore only use materials which are classified as vegan.We want to encourage and promote fashion that is more sustainable.
The Dealer App is a revenue generating SaaS business that gives restaurant groups the opportunity to raise revenue by launching their own branded white-labelled applications. It has successfully built and launched the platform which is live in 120 restaurants in 4 cities across the UK. Registered customers include Byron, Pizza Pilgrims, Patty & Bun and Shoryu Ramen.
Widewalls is an online marketplace and magazine dedicated to modern and contemporary art. We connect art lovers and art dealers. Over half a million art lovers visit Widewalls every month to browse through a database of 35.000 artworks, 21.000 articles, auction results covering 80% of the market over the past 5 years, and more! We provide art dealers access to this qualified audience, for a fee. With an excellent team, and a brand new platform scalable horizontally and vertically, this round will be entirely used to fuel a number of growth initiatives.
In conjunction with premier research scientists, this EIS Advanced Assured company has developed a special IP to fulfill the rising demand for sustainable plastics. The company has created a patented, renewable, fully biodegradable plastic substitute, using waste from landfill to create sustainable and biodegradable plastic alternatives for hundreds of different applications. They have been recognized throughout the mainstream media for helping tackle the Plastic Pollution crisis and have numerous letters of intent and pre orders with international scalable partners.
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