TRI Capital is a group of angel investors based in Scotland. ‘TRI’ stands for Tweed Renaissance Investors, and as a Scottish Borders company, we’re particularly keen to support businesses in the Borders, Lothians and North of England, or considering relocation to the area. But we’re also open to approaches from companies from elsewhere which show potential for high growth, and attractive financial returns.
TRI Capital was set up in 2004 by a group of ten independent Borders’ businessmen passionate about giving something back to the Borders economy, since we’ve been fortunate to benefit from it ourselves. We now have over 60 investor members with interests in a diverse range of investee companies.
If you’re a company seeking investment, TRI Capital offers a flexible and proactive funding option, focused on supporting businesses to grow. TRI Capital’s members have extensive experience of business in a wide range of sectors, providing access to a pool of knowledge and contacts second to none.
Each investment opportunity is considered on an individual basis, and on its fit with TRI Capital’s approach. We take pride in being open and friendly, as well as thorough. We’re also prepared to play a long game, working with companies both before and after investment, to ensure that each party gets the most out of the relationship, and that there are no surprises for anyone.
“I am pleased to say it has always been possible to freely exchange information with TRI Capital and its board members. It has been most helpful to be able to compare notes and seek the views of your observers…You have certainly always responded with your views and generally with positive comments and advice which has allowed us to work together to protect the mutual interests of us all as shareholders”
“We found the group to be a pleasure to work with and had no issues in the investment process. They showed good communication skills throughout from agreeing terms with the investee company to the legal documents being drafted…We have a good working relationship with the syndicate and have found them to be very approachable and helpful in every aspect when we have needed to contact them.”
“In all these interactions I found TRI Cap to be consistently fair, professional and pleasant to deal with. In addition to finance, the TRI Cap team has proven to be a valuable source of advice, support and introductions.”
“TRI Cap’s approach has demonstrated a maturity of experience in angel investment with their partners and we would be very pleased to find ourselves as co-investment partners with them in future.”
“In terms of putting the deal together I think it is fair to say that TRI Cap’s commitment to supporting Borders business growth meant that this investment was an easy sell within your investor group. People seemed keen to support the buy in and the plan to create new jobs and grow the business. Guidance through the legal and financial hurdles was invaluable along with the moral support for such a venture.”
Entrepreneurs looking for funding should check out our Investment Approach and Investment Process and see our Portfolio for a list of companies we have invested in so far. The first point of contact in TRI Capital for companies seeking investment is Kathy Kinder, Investment Manager. Kathy is happy to have initial discussions about TRI Capital, our investment approach, and your company’s business plan and investment needs.
Individuals interested in becoming members – please get in touch! We’re always keen to talk to sophisticated investors and individuals of high net worth who bring suitable expertise. In the first instance, you will find the information you need on our Membership page, or go to Contact for our telephone and email details.