Trends? Anything Fintech(especially anything offering liquidity to pre-ipo startups) or Greentech(EU quite possibly needs massive investment post brexit to even out the carbon credits) or BigData. EU regulations are potentially opening up big areas for greener transport, (there's major funding for anyone who can provide more environmentally friendly ballast for ships.) as well as the possible petro-diseal ban, bunker-oil ban, requiring new transport technologies for cars and ships(riverine and coastal)
I believe there's a few funded Rotterdam startups, looking to disrupt the shipping industry and ship-to-shore power model.
SaaS workflow tools will lose out, you need to show some other value proposition. SaaS with lots of customers collecting and processing their data
Loads of opportunity around Brexit , and possibly in the US replacing lost labour due to lost immigrant workforce. Think fractional employee-as-a-service.
More PaaS too an Datacentre-in-a-box type esp in Ireland, as well as other locations.
corporate-onboarding type services,for brexiting companies in Dublin,Berlin,Paris,Frankfurt and possibly New York.
What I'm working on and off
(Very,Very Alpha, at the moment just dumps the entries into a csv file.) Although I have the back end in my head)
I am interested in Indian retail market and looking to partner with someone good with technology in NJ/NY area. That area looks promising to me