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Born to be different

The world of investments has changed.

Founders are looking for meaningful partnerships. They want collaborators based on common ground, understanding of their mission, and the drive to succeed together.

Angel investors are more informed than ever before. They seek to have full possession of all the facts, and look to startups to lead the way for ethical and innovative business practices.

Which is why at TrendScout, we wanted to do things differently.

The TrendScout way

A platform that connects angel investors and founders, we specialise in creating purposeful, considered partnerships that drive profit and growth.

Our team of experts research hundreds of startups each year. We analyse the potential, mission and ethical practices of every business we work with, meaning the startups we represent will always align with our own values.

Located in the heart of London, we’re at the centre of the action. Our network of innovative startups and investors, combined with over 30 years of industry experience, allow us to identify up-and-coming opportunities before they reach the masses.

Regardless of whether you’re an angel investor or a founder, new to your investment journey or a veteran, we’ll keep you up-to-date every step of the way. And our video communication means you’ll always see the team behind your investments. Say goodbye to just a voice over the phone.

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Hand-picked investments

It’s no secret that investors who see the most significant return are typically those who are the first to spot an opportunity.

But if you’re an angel investor looking for a new initiative, product or service, identifying which startups have potential can take time, connections, and a willingness to think long-term.

As a founder, sourcing an investment partner may seem like half the battle. But throw in explaining your business mission and goals - not to mention an investment proposal - and it can seem like a daunting prospect.

That’s where we come in.

Where do you see yourself (and your investment) in 5 years?

For years, revolutionary business models have provided alternatives to a world of disinterested or apathetic consumers. Identifying gaps in the market, and combining innovation and ethical practices is a tried and tested method that’s produced some of the world’s leading unicorn companies.

At TrendScout, we’re always looking for the next opportunity. Our team are motivated to find the startup that will be on everyone’s lips in 3, 5 or 10 years’ time.

For each investor, our team of consultants scrutinise a portfolio of startups, narrowing down the search for high-potential and high-growth opportunities.

If you’re an angel investor...

When it comes to investment goals, we believe everyone should feel confident to make an informed decision.

We take the time to understand you and your current circumstances, as well as what your investment goals might be. Using results from our market research, we identify which startups could present the best opportunity in the coming years, and provide you with the greatest return.

Once we receive the go-ahead (and only then) we’ll put you in direct contact with the founder. You can discuss your options, and decide whether you would like to become their new investment partner.

Find out how you can become an angel investor

If you’re a founder...

As a founder of a startup or business owner, we know that you have a host of competing tasks and priorities. But finding the right investor to help build your business shouldn’t have to come last.

At TrendScout, we specialise in helping entrepreneurs and founders of high-potential startups achieve their business goals. Our consultants will take the time to get to know you, your business, and what makes you leading in your field.

Based on your offering, aspirations and values, we’ll source the right angel investor from our network to help you achieve those goals, and build your startup. Once we get the green light, we’ll put you in touch so you can start your investment journey.

Need help growing your startup? Find out more

What's next?

Above all, we don’t think investments should be a one-sided game. We pride ourselves on building strong, profitable partnerships based on common ground. So regardless of whether you’re a founder or an angel investor, we’ll represent you and your goals equally and responsibly.

Let’s work together

The Unicorn Group

" In venture capital, a unicorn is a startup with a current market valuation of over £1 billion. "

Of all unicorn companies currently in operation in Europe and Israel, 35% have been created in the UK. Of these, London has 36 to its name, worth a total of over £132 billion. Some of the world’s leading unicorn companies are:

  • Just Eat
  • Nanopore
  • King
  • Skrill
  • Sumup
  • Sophos
  • Abcam
  • Autonomy
  • Autotrader
  • Boohoo
  • Mime Cast
  • Csr
  • Call Credit
  • Dark Trace
  • Deliveroo
  • Transfer Wise
  • Funding Circle
  • Greensill
  • Host Europe
  • Immunocore
  • Metro Bank
  • Monzo
  • FNZ
  • Global Switch
  • On  The Beach
  • Sky Bet
  • Sky Scanner
  • The Hut Group
  • Blue Prism
  • Wood Mackenzie
  • World Pay
  • Zoopla

Don’t just take our word for it...

Jacob Mills
Jacob Mills
1 review

Having met the Trendscout team as members of my regular weekly local business referral meeting, we subsequently arranged to meet to discuss my personal financial circumstances.
They quickly helped me get to grips with the complexities of my situation and gave me the guidance I needed in amending my financial plans for my business for the immediate and long term.

owen Ober
owen Ober
3 reviews

My Customer Relations Manager at Trendscout has shown to be not only a great friend but a person with great knowledge , experience and integrity. One gets the feeling if you’re not comfortable with the deal, then my CRM isn’t comfortable. She has always taken the time to answer questions and explain things. Not very often do I do recommendations but this gal gets an A+.

James Mason
James Mason
3 reviews

Good service, meeting the founder was a great touch. I now have an all-inclusive knowledge covering how seed enterprise investment schemes work.

Rachel Henry
Rachel Henry
3 reviews

I’ve been working with Trendscout for a good while now, and i must say these guys are on the ball. The preparation, information and video introductions are really good and comforting to know who your talking to.
When i first spoke to the team on the phone. They made it so easy to understand EIS ( Enterprise Investment Scheme) and SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme).

jason zamel
jason zamel
3 reviews

Finding a company open to helping me build an ethical portfolio with thoughtful analysis, supportive commitment and good results has been very reassuring.They offer a proactive and personal service and are always available to answer queries. Developing strong relationships with their clients is clearly a priority for this company. 10/10

Laura stone
Laura stone
6 reviews

I would like to thank Trendscout and your team for the excellent job, thank you for looking after my interests. I am, as you know, a busy woman running my travel business and as a professional believe that when I know I am not competent to deal with I should find someone who is. In Trendscout I have found that. My mind is at ease as I know I get the best and most personal service.

Catherine rio
Catherine rio
Great team / Fast response

Great team, very informative,got in contact right away after my enquiry.

Luca Controloes
Luca Controloes
Good approach from the Trendscout team

Good approach from the Trendscout team, live updates on my startups on their website, very happy with service!

James Evan
James Evan
Boundless service

Boundless service , great follow up with informative knowledge. Very pleased !! The team are very friendly and guide you with all the necessary information needed.

S Maila
S Maila
I would recommend Trendscout to anyone...

I would recommend Trendscout to anyone looking for sound investment opportunities accompanied by a professional service. I always find Adam Haider knowledgeable and professional in my dealings with him. He has helped me understand the businesses I have invested in and I like the fact that he gives you the information to help you make an informed decision.