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Trouva Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Trouva is one of the fastest growing tech businesses in Europe (TNW Tech5), one of Wired Magazine's hottest European Startups and debuted at no.3 in the prestigious Startups 100 Index, ranking the UK’s best high growth startups.

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Mission: To build the platform that services independent retailers and their customers, whatever their needs.

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Trouva – Why Work With Us?

 At Trouva, we envision a world where beautiful offline inventory is easily available to all. We exist to take the world’s best independent retail online.

Launched in London in September 2015, Trouva co-founders Mandeep Singh, Alex Loizou, and Glen Walker recognised that some product categories weren’t able to scale their digital offering. Categories where discovery, inspiration and curation were key, and touch and feel were core to the customer experience were missing from the e-commerce landscape. As a result, customers were able to easily access the products they needed online, but often found it difficult to uncover the products they wanted.

We understand that customers want to discover beautiful and unique inventory through an intuitive experience that excites and inspires; and that finding the perfect product online can be tricky in an environment that focuses on fragmented experiences and commodity purchases.

That’s why at Trouva, we are building a different kind of e-commerce environment, driven by discovery and mirroring the best-in-class offline shopping experience provided by the masters of curation and inspiration - independent boutiques. By combining human-driven creativity with cutting edge technology, we are harnessing the creativity and expertise of the best bricks-and-mortar shops around the world and scaling their offering online to connect with a wider global customer base.

The customer benefit? Easy access to a high quality selection of unique, hard-to-find homewares, handpicked by the world’s best curators. We’re making it easy for our customers to find the right piece for their home, wherever in the world it may be hiding. We want to help them discover more beautiful things, not just more things.


Our values have been created to guide our everyday behaviours at Trouva. It is these guiding behaviours which will have a long and lasting effect on the team and culture; helping us define the DNA of what it is to be a Trouvarian and impact how we hire, develop, manage and retain our people.

🙋‍♀️Take ownership
Every role matters and each decision we make has an impact on our ability to achieve Trouva’s goals. We are proactive and take responsibility beyond just getting the job done 


⚖️Good is better than perfect

We don’t let the quest for perfection keep us from moving ahead. We learn through iteration, continually raising our bar for what is ‘good’


👂Question well and listen hard

We ask questions, listen with an open mind, and challenge the status quo to create the best solutions 


✨Innovate and create

We use data, creativity, and a little intuition, to get to the right solutions 


😇Work hard and be nice to people

We recognise that we all have different experiences, and that is what makes us strong. We are able to see each other's points of view and act with kindness, empathy and respect. And yes, we like to work hard


👩‍👩‍👧‍👧We are one team
We are a group of ambitious individuals who operate as one team. We know that clear communication, collaboration and playing to our strengths are the keys to Trouva’s success  




  • Competitive salary and share options in one of the Europe's most exciting startups. Equity is very important to us - we want you to be a shareholder in the company so you are part of the upside if we're successful together
  • 25 days (plus bank holidays) per annum
  • Beautiful office spaces in Central London and Lisbon, with unlimited coffee, snacks and fresh fruit
  • Need tech or equipment? We'll provide you with what you need to get the job done
  • Regular team events where we celebrate our success and people, including weekly meditation, yoga, five a side football and Pizza Friday's!
  • Unlimited staff discount on all Trouva products and a Trouva gift card to get something awesome for your desk

Country Specific 

  • Competitive Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave policies (UK)
  • Company benefits membership (e.g. discount on Apple products, discounted gym membership, free mobile phone insurance - via Perkbox) (UK)
  • Discounted health insurance (Portugal)


Trouva Reviews

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    "High growth environment, excellent people"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performance Marketing Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Performance Marketing Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Trouva full-time (More than a year)


    Trouva is a fantastic environment if you are looking to take ownership, achieve professional growth and drive impact within a business with huge ambition.

    If you want to work with smart, friendly people and challenge yourself I recommend Trouva as a great place to be.


    As with any young company there are growing pains and things can move around a lot, but importantly the leadership are humble, aware that they won't get everything right 100% of the time and eager to make continual improvements to the way the business is run and the company is operated. As a result Trouva grew a huge amount as a business and a company during my time there and I am sure it will continue to do so.

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Trouva Interviews



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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    Applied online, had a chat with the person from HR and another one with the manager over the phone before being sent a case study to solve.

    Very unprofessional from their side to just give you back a plain rejection email saying that you don't meet the manager's expectations without giving any sort of feedback even when asked. The case study required special time to solve it, you need to install the software, make sure you understand the tables and then there were like 15 questions including business case scenarios to answer within 3 days (ps: they didn't even bother sending the case study over the weekend so that you are not pressed by your daily working schedule).

    It says a lot on how they value their employees.

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Trouva Awards & Accolades

  • No.3 in the Startups 100 Index, Startups 100, 2019
  • Emerging Retailer of the Year, Retail Week Awards, 2019
  • Retail 100, Retail Week, 2019
  • UK's Top 5 Startups, TNW Tech5, 2019
  • Europe's 100 Hottest Startups, WIRED, 2018
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