Agtech News

EdenShield Receives U.S. Patent for Nontoxic Pest Control Solution

date 06-September-2016
EdenShield Receives U.S. Patent for Nontoxic Pest Control Solution

EdenShield announced it recently received U.S. patent approval for its nontoxic pest control solution based on the extract of a desert plant.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter August 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter August 2016

… Vensica raises $500,000 … Welcome Trendlines Medical Singapore CEO Eric Loh … The secret of success … Dig deep into ag investments … Saturas, a “sensor pioneer” … Register for AgriVest …

Hargol FoodTech Wins Agro Innovation Lab Competition

date 16-August-2016
Hargol FoodTech Wins Agro Innovation Lab Competition

Hargol FoodTech won the Agro Innovation Lab Start-Up Competition in Vienna, Austria. Israel21c reports on Hargol’s “hop to the top.”

Interview with Trendlines in Asia Fund Space

Interview with Trendlines in Asia Fund Space

Interview with Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger and Director Corporate Communications Judith Kleinman following Trendlines Q2 2016 results.

Trendlines Featured in Globes

Trendlines Featured in Globes

Trendlines featured in “Is the Singapore Exchange an opportunity for Israeli biomed companies?”

Saturas Featured as One of Israel21c’s “Sensor Pioneers”

date 08-August-2016
Saturas Featured as One of Israel21c’s “Sensor Pioneers”

Saturas was among the 12 Israeli sensor pioneers chosen by Israel21c “to illustrate the country’s strength in this powerful sector.”

Digging Deeper into Agtech Investment

date 03-August-2016
Digging Deeper into Agtech Investment

“Agtech is no longer confined to drip irrigation, seed genetics, and biofuels,” writes Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish, but “getting all stakeholders to take more of a risk represents a key factor in attracting investors.”

Sol Chip Featured in Israeli Media

Sol Chip Featured in Israeli Media

Sol Chip’s wireless solar sensors for monitoring field conditions were featured in this widely circulated Hebrew-language agricultural magazine.

Steve Rhodes Interviewed in Asia Fund Space

Steve Rhodes Interviewed in Asia Fund Space

Trendlines listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in November 2015 — “and the listco has never looked back,” explains Steve Rhodes, Trendlines Group Chairman and CEO.

Todd Dollinger Interviewed in DealStreetAsia

Todd Dollinger Interviewed in DealStreetAsia

Todd Dollinger, Trendlines Group Chairman and CEO, address “the role of agtech and medtech in its business model, its value to investors, and the international nature of Israeli start-ups.”

Agtech Companies miRobot and EdenShield Featured in NoCamels

Agtech Companies miRobot and EdenShield Featured in NoCamels

Trendlines Agtech portfolio companies miRobot and EdenShield are featured in this article in NoCamels.

Interview with Steve Rhodes in NextInsight

Interview with Steve Rhodes in NextInsight

This interview with Trendlines Chairman & CEO Steve Rhodes originally appeared as part of the Singapore Exchange’s kopi-C: the Company brew series.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter July 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter July 2016

… Ambu to acquire E.T.View Medical for $16 million … “Our best road show ever” … BioFishency completes installation in India … Sol Chip tests in Singapore … Welcome OB Smart …

Trendlines Featured in TheEdge Singapore

Trendlines Featured in TheEdge Singapore

Trendlines Group Chairman and CEO Steve Rhodes: “The main asset is the value of our portfolio companies. … We felt that by coming to Singapore, together with some of the companies, is a way to really let the market, in a sense, touch and feel the product.”

Sol Chip Powers Precision Agriculture with Solariz in Singapore

Sol Chip Powers Precision Agriculture with Solariz in Singapore

Sol Chip and Solariz recently began testing their wireless, solar-powered vertical agriculture solutions in Singapore.

Trendlines Road Show Featured in Media

Trendlines Road Show Featured in Media

In conjunction with the Trendlines Medical Asia Road Show events in Singapore and China, Trendlines was featured in the local media.

The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection

The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish wrote this article for Global AgInvesting.

Feeding India with Fish

Feeding India with Fish

BioFishency, in cooperation with Israel’s UpGrade Solutions, successfully completed the first installation of its all-in-one filtration system at the Sultan Fish Farm near Delhi, India, as part of its effort to establish community fish farms. […]

The Trendlines Group Trendletter June 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter June 2016

… E.T.View Medical: 57% increase in Q1 2016 sales compared to Q1 2015 … Gordian starts first-in-human …Trendlines Bayer Fund scouts investments … Virentes method applied to pine trees …

Trendlines Featured in TheEdge Singapore

Trendlines Featured in TheEdge Singapore

TheEdge Singapore: “David Todd Dollinger, co-chairman and co-CEO of The Trendlines Group, has a formula for assessing fledgling businesses.”

Magdent Featured in ISRAEL21c

Magdent Featured in ISRAEL21c

Magdent’s new dental implant technology was featured in this ISRAEL21c article.

Trendlines Agtech Featured in PC People & Computers

Trendlines Agtech Featured in PC People & Computers

The word “incubators” entered the realm of agriculture a few years ago, but since then it has developed into “growing” technologies. The Trendlines Group combines both fields.

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish a Jury Member at F&A Next

date 25-May-2016
Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish a Jury Member at F&A Next

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish was a jury member at the Pitching Competition at F&A Next.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter May 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter May 2016

BioSight raises $13 million … Arcuro raises $670,000 … Be happy at Biomed 24-25 May … LapSpace Medical receives U.S. patent … Virentes reports dramatic yields …

The Trendlines Group Trendletter April 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter April 2016

Bayer and Trendlines establish $10 million agtech innovation fund … Magdent raises $800,000 … Medical and Agtech CEOs appear on ILTV … Join us for a “happy” Biomed 24-25 May …

Bayer and Trendlines Establish $10 Million Agtech Innovation Fund

Bayer and Trendlines Establish $10 Million Agtech Innovation Fund

Bayer and Trendlines have established the Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund, with a $10 million investment from Bayer.

Metabolic Robots Receives U.S. Patent for On-Demand Poultry Feeding System

date 08-April-2016
Metabolic Robots Receives U.S. Patent for On-Demand Poultry Feeding System

Metabolic Robots announced it received a U.S. patent for its advanced poultry-feeding system.

AquiNovo CEO Nissim Chen Interviewed on Israel Daily TV (Video)

AquiNovo CEO Nissim Chen discusses the company’s growth enhancers for farmed fish in this interview aired on Israel Daily TV.

Steak TzarTzar Featured in G Magazine

Steak TzarTzar Featured in G Magazine

Globes’ G Magazine published the series, Food-Tech: The Future of Food. Steak TzarTzar was among the featured companies.

Saturas CEO Anat Halgoa Solomon Appears on Israel Daily TV (Video)

Saturas CEO Anat Halgoa Solomon Appears on Israel Daily TV (Video)

Saturas CEO Anat Halgoa Solomon discusses the company’s miniature stem water potential sensor in this interview on Israel Daily TV.

Successful Field Trial Results for EdenShield’s GateKeeper System Precedes Sales in Israel

Successful Field Trial Results for EdenShield’s GateKeeper System Precedes Sales in Israel

EdenShield is pleased to announce positive field trial results (Hebrew) from an independent study conducted by a contract research organization using the GateKeeper system on greenhouse tomatoes in Italy.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter March 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter March 2016

Saturas raises $1 million … ApiFix wins $25,000 grant … Trendlines signs agreement with B.Braun … Trendlines appears in the media … Enjoy the Showcase highlights …

Trendlines Agtech CEO & Portfolio Companies Featured in The Marker Magazine

Trendlines Agtech CEO & Portfolio Companies Featured in The Marker Magazine

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish and several Trendlines Agtech portfolio companies are featured in The Marker Magazine article, “The Place at the Center of the Table.”

Trendlines Featured in The Marker

Trendlines Featured in The Marker

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was interviewed by the Hebrew-language business newspaper, The Marker.

Trendlines Featured in the News — in Asia

Trendlines Featured in the News — in Asia

News about Trendlines appeared in a number of Asian publications.

Saturas Completes $1 Million Finance Round

date 24-February-2016
Saturas Completes $1 Million Finance Round

Saturas, a precision-agriculture company developing a miniature stem water potential (SWP) sensor, recently announced the completion of a $1 million investment round.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter February 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter February 2016

… Trendlines Labs signs agreement … Leviticus to present at Microsoft Think Next … Welcome Yuval Almougy … Congrats Sol Chip … Save the Date for AgriVest … CannaTech special offer …

Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

Trendlines, IonMed & ApiFix Featured in NextInsight

NextInsight published a series of articles about Trendlines and its portfolio companies.

Fast Company Names Sol Chip One of the “Most Innovative Companies 2016”

Fast Company Names Sol Chip One of the “Most Innovative Companies 2016”

Congratulations Sol Chip. The company appears on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list.

Singapore & 6th Annual Showcase in Times of Israel

Singapore & 6th Annual Showcase in Times of Israel

” … top Singaporean investors and business officials were in Israel to attend the Annual Company Showcase of The Trendlines Group.”

Nitza Kardish: “The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection”

date 26-January-2016
Nitza Kardish: “The Great Challenge Facing Humanity — and the Israel Connection”

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish wrote this for ynet.

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2016

The Trendlines Group Trendletter January 2016

… A “stellar year” for Trendlines … ApiFix founder appears in the media … Gordian goes to Japan … Successful results for EdenShield … Congrats to GreenSpense … ViAqua in the media …

Highlights from 2015: A Stellar Year

Highlights from 2015: A Stellar Year

Last year marked a stellar year for Trendlines. We are pleased to share highlights of the many achievements and accomplishments from 2015.

Spotlight On: Delivering Protein from Edible Insects

date 10-January-2016
Spotlight On: Delivering Protein from Edible Insects

High-protein food from sustainable sources and at affordable costs is needed to feed a growing world population. Steak TzarTzar has taken up the challenge.

Meet Our 10 Showcase Companies: 6th Annual Company Showcase

Meet Our 10 Showcase Companies: 6th Annual Company Showcase

Meet our 10 medical and agritech companies presenting at the 6th Annual Company Showcase — January 27, 2016, Shefayim Conference Center.

GreenSpense Nabs Prestigious New Product Innovation Award

date 21-December-2015
GreenSpense Nabs Prestigious New Product Innovation Award

GreenSpense, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, received the Sustainable Packaging New Product Innovation Award on November 17, 2015, at the Frost & Sullivan 2015 Excellence in Best Practices Awards in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Trendlines Group Update December 2015

The Trendlines Group Update December 2015

… Saviva Capital commits $9.2 million … Trendlines goes public … Leviticus reports successful study … Congrats to Enolog … Register for our 6th Annual Showcase … Happy 2016 …

ViAqua Featured in Article on Innovative Research

date 12-December-2015
ViAqua Featured in Article on Innovative Research

ViAqua CEO Shai Einbinder explains how shrimp respond to the transition from the open sea to crowded fisheries.

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Featured in Merck’s Pro Magazine

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Featured in Merck’s Pro Magazine

Shani Keysar, founder and CEO of Sol Chip, was featured in the article, “The Promised Land,” in the Merck publication, Pro.

Trendlines Agtech Hosts “Open Day” (Open House)

date 01-December-2015
Trendlines Agtech Hosts “Open Day” (Open House)

Dozens of participants attended the Trendlines Agtech “open day” (open house), Entrepreneurship, Technology & Agriculture, on November 24.

Enolog Technologies Takes 2nd Place in Prestigious Israeli GITR Contest

date 15-November-2015
Enolog Technologies Takes 2nd Place in Prestigious Israeli GITR Contest

Out of the many companies that applied, only eight companies (two in each of four categories) were chosen for the final round to take place on November 17, 2015.

Nitza Kardish Weighs in on the Future of Food in Forbes

date 15-November-2015
Nitza Kardish Weighs in on the Future of Food in Forbes

Food experts are all but certain that we’ll soon be forced to find substitutes for our limited sources of animal protein. The solution, it turns out, is right under our noses and is already a familiar staple in parts of the developing world: bugs.

The Trendlines Group Update November 2015

The Trendlines Group Update November 2015

… Trendlines in strategic agreement with B. Braun … Gordian Surgical raises nearly $1 million … Leviticus is ISO certified … Nitza Kardish shares impressions from World Agri-Tech …

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish at World Agri-Tech Investment Summit

date 08-November-2015
Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish at World Agri-Tech Investment Summit

“For me, it was very interesting to see what a central place Israel is taking in this industry and how much we have to share with others.”

Catalyst AgTech Mentioned in Times of Israel Article

date 15-October-2015
Catalyst AgTech Mentioned in Times of Israel Article

Catalyst AgTech, one of Impact First’s investments, was mentioned in this Times of Israel article on impact investing.

Who Moved My Tomato?

Who Moved My Tomato?

Articles on food security or the looming global food crisis generally state that by 2050 we will need to produce enough food to feed 9.7 billion people (UN Population Division). Recently, I felt we got a “taste” (so to speak) of what the actual crisis could look like.

The Trendlines Group Update October 2015

The Trendlines Group Update October 2015

… ElastiMed receives $1 million investment … Watch our updated video … EdenShield to exhibit at ABIM … Valentis CEO to speak at Agrinnovation … Nitza Kardish a panelist at World Agri-Tech …

The Trendlines Group Update September 2015

The Trendlines Group Update September 2015

… Trendlines Medical wins government tender … Trendlines Labs signs agreement … ApiFix expands activities … Saturas is Start-Up of the Week … BioFishency releases new video …

Sol Chip One of EE Times Silicon 60

Sol Chip One of EE Times Silicon 60

Sol Chip was named one of 2015’s “start-ups to watch” by EE Times.

Saturas Named Start-Up of the Week

date 01-September-2015
Saturas Named Start-Up of the Week

Ha’aretz featured Saturas was featured as its Start-Up of the Week.

Sol Chip Technology Integrated into IoT Platform

Sol Chip Technology Integrated into IoT Platform

Sol Chip’s solar batter will be integrated into smart street lights from Gaash Lighting.

The Trendlines Group Update August 2015

The Trendlines Group Update August 2015

Sol Chip raises $5 million … Endobetix receives patent … Saturas in ISRAEL21c … Welcome Neopterix … Join the Agtech Nation …

Sol Chip Raises $5 Million

date 09-August-2015
Sol Chip Raises $5 Million

The company’s solar battery is designed to replace batteries in portable electronic devices.

Saturas Featured in ISRAEL21c

Saturas Featured in ISRAEL21c

Portfolio company Saturas is among five companies in this ISRAEL21c profile that is “using sophisticated technology to fine-tune irrigation … in the face of widespread water scarcity.”

The Trendlines Group Update July 2015

The Trendlines Group Update July 2015

… Spotlight on enteral feeding … Welcome Haptio … Trendlines Agtech exhibits in South Korea … Updated Trendlines Agtech brochure …

Trendlines Agtech at 6th AgriBio Expo 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Trendlines Agtech at 6th AgriBio Expo 2015, Seoul, South Korea

Trendlines Agtech was among the Israeli companies invited by the Korean Agriculture Ministry to exhibit at the 6th International AgriBio Expo in Seoul, South Korea, July 14 to 16.

Trendlines Agtech “Cultivates the Next Wave”

Trendlines Agtech “Cultivates the Next Wave”

Young professionals in the agritech space met with representatives of Trendlines Agtech and its portfolio companies.

The Trendlines Group Update June 2015

The Trendlines Group Update June 2015

… Successful Q1 for ETView … ApiFix reaches milestone … new CEO for OrthoSpin … AgriVest videos on YouTube … Saturas, Valentis, Virentes in the news …

AgriVest 2015

AgriVest 2015

More than 350 attendees joined entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts from around the world for the 3rd AgriVest Conference on April 27, 2015.

Nitza Kardish, Dovy Segev To Present at Food in a New Era 2015

Nitza Kardish, Dovy Segev To Present at Food in a New Era 2015

Nitza Kardish and Dovy Segev will present at Food in a New Era 2015, June 15-16.

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