Tweed Renaissance Investors (TRI Cap) was set up in 2004 by a group of ten independent Borders’ businessmen who were motivated by the desire to give something back to the economy of the Borders having benefited from it themselves. We now have over 60 investor members with interests in a diverse range of Investee Companies.
For enterprises seeking investment, TRI Cap offers a flexible and proactive funding option, focused on supporting businesses to grow. All of TRI Cap’s members have extensive experience of doing business in the Borders and beyond, in a wide range of sectors, providing access to a pool of knowledge and contacts second to none.
TRI Capital is based in the Scottish Borders and is particularly interested in businesses that are located in the Borders, Lothians and North of England, or are considering relocation to the area. We are however open to approaches from companies based elsewhere which display potential for high growth and attractive financial returns.
Each investment opportunity is considered on an individual basis and on its fit with TRI Cap’s approach. We take pride in being open and friendly, as well as thorough. We are also prepared to play a long game, working with companies both prior to and after investments to ensure that each party gets the most out of the relationship and that there are no surprises for anyone.
“Tri Cap in conjunction with Scottish Investment Bank have invested in and fully supported Gas Sensing Solutions since formation. Gas Sensing Solutions has benefited enormously from Tri Cap group members wide range of experience in business, inputting to company strategy and business planning processes. Tri Cap also have an investor director on the GSS board, providing constructive input to the companies development”.
“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”
“Archangels has developed a close working relationship with TRI Cap over the ten years since they were set up…The co-investment process runs smoothly – a reflection of the considerable investment expertise that TRI Cap has access to.”
“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, in our Portfolio section, a list of companies we have invested in so far. The first point of contact in TRI Cap for companies seeking investment is Kathy Kinder, Investment Manager. Kathy is happy to have initial discussions about TRI Cap, our investment approach and about your company’s business plan and investment needs.
Individuals interested in becoming members are more than welcome to contact us. We are 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 in our Membership page or go to Contact for our telephone and email details.