History

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2018

1991

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger meet while working at a medical device start-up located on Shorashim, a small community in Israel’s Western Galilee, where they both live (and where they live today). Coincidentally, Steve and Todd both grew up in the Chicago area.

1991

1993

Todd and Steve start Trendlines International, a business development consultancy focused on advising and guiding Israeli entrepreneurs and companies in the complexities of the U.S. market.

1993

1996

Steve joins the board of directors of the Misgav Technology Center (now Trendlines Medical), an Israeli government-licensed technology incubator.

1996

2000

Trendlines International grows to become the largest business development firm in Israel addressing the U.S. market.

2000

2007

Todd and Steve establish The Trendlines Group Ltd. to acquire the Mofet B’Yehuda Accelerator (now Trendlines Agtech) and Trendlines Medical. … Receives Israeli-government licenses for both technological incubators. … Begins establishing and assisting early-stage companies.

2007

2009

“Creating and developing companies to improve the human condition” emerges as Trendlines’ vision. … Builds new offices in the Misgav Business Park for The Trendlines Group and Trendlines Medical incubator.

2009

2010

ET View and FlowSense taken public on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. … Organizes 1st Annual Trendlines Investment Event: ~100 investors, 22 presenting companies. …  Trendlines Medical wins Best Incubator (Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy).

2011

Exit #1: PolyTouch Medical acquired by Covidien. … Organizes 1st Trendlines U.S. Road Show: ~150 participants, 14 companies. … Trendlines Agtech becomes the only agtech-focused business incubator in Israel. … Establishes Trendlines Labs as in-house “innovation center.”

2012

Establishes 1st AgriVest conference: ~100 attendees. … Organizes 3rd Annual Investment Event: ~250 attendees, 21 presenting companies. … Organizes 2nd U.S. Road Show: 13 portfolio companies, ~200 participants. … Stimatix GI wins Best Start-Up of the Year (Israeli government award).

2013

Exit #2: Baxter International acquires FlowSense. … Exit #3: Teleflex acquires Innolap Surgical. … Changes names of incubators to Trendlines Medical and Trendlines Agtech. … Establishes 9 new portfolio companies. … ApiFix, Sol Chip awarded Outstanding Start-Ups of the Year. … Organizes 2nd AgriVest conference: 250+ attendees.

2014

Exit#4: OPKO acquires Inspiro Medical. … Exit #5: B. Braun SAS acquires Stimatix GI. … Todd and Steve receive Global Business Development Award (American Society of Haifa Univ.). … MitrAssist, Memtech win Outstanding Start-Ups of the Year; Trendlines Medical wins Best Incubator (again) … Organizes 4th Annual Investment Event: ~250 attendees, 17 companies.

2015

Organizes 5th Annual Company Showcase at Kibbutz Shefayim: 350 attendees, 13 presenting companies, keynote speaker OurCrowd Founder Jon Medved.

2016

Exit #6: ET View acquired by Ambu A/S. … Organizes 6th Annual Company Showcase: 400 attendees, 10 presenting companies, keynote speaker PrimePartners Corporate Finance (Singapore) CEO Gerald Ong.

2017

Exit #7: BioSight shares acquired by Arkin Bio Ventures … Exit #8: MitrAssist holdings sold to Wai Tech Holding. … Organizes 7th Annual Company Showcase: 400 attendees,  9 presenting companies, keynote speaker Waze co-founder Uri Levine. … Celebrates 10 year anniversary.

2018

Organizes (with GreenSoil and Israel NewTech) 5th AgriVest conference: ~500 participants, 300+ scheduled meetings, 11 presenting companies, keynote speaker Wageningen University & Research President Louise O. Fresco. … Wins Most Improved Governance for a Company Trading on the SGX Award from SIAS.

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