Trendscout Our Methodology

At Trendscout, we believe that startups have the potential to make waves. From revolutionising how we think about business and profit, to identifying innovative solutions to some of our most prevalent challenges, startups play a key role in the world’s economy.

That’s why our platform is designed to bring together some of the greatest opportunities in the market, with serious investors who want to see that change brought to life.

Startups

Selection criteria

Selected Startups

  • High-growth potential.
  • Scalable business models.
  • Efficient capital spend.
  • Near consolidation stage.

Our promise to you

When it comes to your investment, we’re not just a middle man. Our detailed assessment process means we only represent startups with high-growth potential, a clear development plan to build their business, and whose company values align with our own.

We pair investors with the right startup based on their goals and individual circumstances. So our team will only ever connect you with a startup after careful consideration, and a business owner or founder you can trust.

  Your options

Early Stage

Newer companies that are testing their product with measurable outcomes. These companies are likely to be leveraging user feedback to improve their product and recruitment strategy.

Early

  • Ticket size £ 15,000
  • Pre-money valuation < £ 3 million
  • Validated Business Model Yes
  • Company age 6-12 Months
Growth Stage

More established companies with a proven business model. These companies will have an average annual turnover growth of more than 20% over three years, and 10 or more employees.

Growth Stage

  • Ticket size £ 25,000
  • Pre-money valuation < £ 12 million
  • Validated Business Model Yes
  • Company age 12-36 Months

With you every step of the way

When it comes to representing our angel investors, we hold ourselves to high standards. Regardless of whether this is your first time investing, or you’ve been around the block; if it’s an early stage startup you’re interested in, or looking for something more established, our team will be with you every step of the way.

Here’s how our process works.

1
Getting to know you

Once you’ve registered your interest as an angel investor, a member of our consulting team will get in touch. We want to know why you’re interested in making an investment, the types of industries you may want to explore, and your individual financial goals and circumstances.

2
The confirmation stage

Now that you’ve chosen to move forward in your investment journey, we’ll get to work. You’ll receive your formal agreement within 1 working day asking you to confirm you’re qualified to join our angel investor network and that you’re happy for us to represent you.

3
Finding the right startup

Here’s where the excitement starts. Our team will use your profile to pair you with the right startup founder to help reach your goals. If you’d like to find out more, we’ll send you a pack about the business, including all the relevant information and documentation you need to make an informed decision.

4
Connecting with your new partner

You want to get to know the founder and maybe make your investment - great! Once we receive your consent (and not before), we’ll put you in touch with the startup founder directly. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have and agree on your new investment plan.

5
Looking beyond your investment

At TrendScout, we pride ourselves on equal responsibility and work to represent both the angel investor and the founder consciously. However, we also know that investments can be a daunting process. That’s why we’ll be on hand after you make your choice to answer any questions you may have, and ensure you’re happy with the startup we’ve paired you with. No fees, no strings, no conditions.

Tried and Tested

Thanks to our 30 years of combined industry experience, our startup assessment process is something we pride ourselves on.

Influenced by selection criteria used in global-leading investment platforms and perfected by the feedback we receive from our investors and founders, we take each and every startup on a case by case basis.

Start your journey

No matter what investment you’re looking to make, we can help get you there.

Join as Investor

At TrendScout, we know you have big plans for your startup. Whether you’re a newer business looking to launch your product or service to the market, or a more established company looking to grow your annual turnover and outreach, we can help you find the right investment partner.

Our angel investors

With a network of over 2,000 angel investors, we work with a range of people across the country already taking advantage of our high-potential startups.

Our consultants will work with you to understand your business model and growth objectives, and source the right investor to help achieve your goals. So join our growing network today and gain access to ticket sizes worth up to £100,000.

Angel Investors

Selection criteria

Selected Angel Investors

  Wherever you are as a business, we can help.

From tech innovation and sustainable solutions, to medical and pharmaceutical ventures, we represent startups in a wide variety of industries at every stage of their journey.

Early Stage

You are a newer company testing your product with measurable outcomes. You are likely leveraging user feedback to improve your product and recruitment strategy.

Early

  • Ticket size £ 15,000
  • Pre-money valuation < £ 3 million
  • Validated Business Model Yes
  • Company age 6-12 Months
Growth Stage

You are a more established company with a proven business model. You will have an average annual turnover growth of more than 20% over three years, and 10 or more employees.

Growth Stage

  • Ticket size £ 25,000
  • Pre-money valuation < £ 12 million
  • Validated Business Model Yes
  • Company age 12-36 Months

Starting strong

Here at TrendScout, we represent the brightest startups with the highest potential for growth and groundbreaking innovations. Which is why we take our selection criteria and due diligence process seriously before working with any founder.

In our startups, we look for:

  • High-growth potential.
  • Scalable business models.
  • Efficient capital spend.
  • Near consolidation stage.

What you can expect from us

We thrive on partnership and building long-term, profitable relationships with our startup founders. As you start your journey to grow your business, here’s how our model can help get you there.

  • We invest in fewer, but more capable companies.
  • We conduct in-depth research and analysis of our startups to increase success probability and mitigate risk.
  • Every 12 months, we hold long-term planning sessions to help build a diverse portfolio of investments.

Grow your business

No matter what stage your startup is in, we can help find the right angel investor to achieve your goals.

Join as Startup
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