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We’re helping Veem fast-track its expansion into China.

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We amplify the potential of entrepreneurs unlocking a smart connected world.

Philosophy

We invest in disruptive technologies working to change the world. We help founders navigate the winding road from startup to change-maker by building long-term collaborative relationships that amplify what companies are already doing well, and help combat interference.

Strategy

We know there’s no clear path to startup stardom. Entrepreneurs need different types of support at varying points in their journey. We tailor our guidance to meet those needs, from our go-to-market expertise, cybersecurity solutions, energetic championship and access to our global resources.

Trend Forward academy

Bridging Technology & Talent

At Trend Forward Academy, we are shaping the future of technology by cultivating talent around the globe. Our academy is a non-profit effort that has graduated over 200 technology professionals from Brazil, Egypt, and India. Since 2017, our portfolio companies have benefited from hiring our graduates to help fuel their global growth. Click here to learn more about Trend Forward Academy.

“University just focuses on theories and academics, but at Trend Forward Academy I was presented with real-world challenges to solve.”

Mohamed Amir
Class of 2017 - Cairo, Egypt

We don't just fund entrepreneurs.
We are entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Chang
Jonathan Chang

Partner
Seattle

With a foundation in psychology and years of brand marketing experience, Jonathan brings to his investments a deep curiosity to better understand customer behavior. As the founding CEO of his own company, Jonathan learned that the road to entrepreneurial success requires trial-and-error. He believes that a transparent, open, and collaborative partnership—where both parties can voice their ideas (no matter how seemingly ridiculous)—is the first step to figuring it all out.

"I look for founders who are humble enough to know that they don’t have all the answers, yet bold enough to think they can change the world."

Antonio Cano
Antonio Cano

Operation Partner
Austin

With a diverse background in business development, finance, and operations, Antonio brings years of experience supporting companies of all sizes, from early startups to Fortune 500s. Antonio has served globally in public and private sectors and is our team expert on international regulations impacting today’s business climate. He is passionate about helping businesses grow with a strategic and multidisciplinary approach.

"I firmly believe that today's business complexity requires rapid learning and open-mindedness to explore beyond just the business itself."

Glenn Langford
Glenn Langford

Technology Partner
Ottawa, Canada

With a background in Computer Science, Glenn brings a love of all things technology to the Trend Forward team. With over 30 years of experience in research and development, management, intellectual property consulting, and technology M&A, Glenn is able to provide invaluable expertise to our portfolio companies. His untethered curiosity helps the team quickly dive into new uncharted waters alongside the entrepreneurs.

"Knowledge can be used in many ways to make the world a better place."

Keegan Simzer
Keegan Simzer

Associate
Dallas

Keegan’s background in business, finance, and technology makes him our team expert in all things fintech. With prior experience in investment banking and venture capital, Keegan can provide critical analytical insights to our team. Keegan is passionate about startups working to improve people’s lives and is eager to connect with energetic entrepreneurs.

"I believe building strong relationships are a key factor in the success of any company."

We love startups that have:

  • The grit to make the world smarter and more connected
  • Passionate, energetic and collaborative founders
  • The courage to make mistakes and the wisdom to ask for help

Get in touch today and let us help you move forward. 

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