Agtech News

Nitza Kardish: “The World Is Hungry, and Israel Can Feed It”

Nitza Kardish: “The World Is Hungry, and Israel Can Feed It”

In this opinion piece for The Marker, Nitza Kardish writes it is incumbent upon Israel to support agricultural research and devise a sound business model to encourage development in agritech.

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett Visits Trendlines Agtech

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett Visits Trendlines Agtech

Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett visited Trendlines Agtech on April 29.

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines To Establish Joint Venture with China’s Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group

Trendlines and the Anhui Luban Construction Investment Group have agreed to establish an agritech incubator in Anhui Province, China.

Nitza Kardish on the Cover of April’s fresh Magazine

Nitza Kardish on the Cover of April’s fresh Magazine

Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish named in an industry publication as one of the “12 women leaders who are transforming” agritech.

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

The Trendlines Group Update April 2014

… Trendlines Labs and Sheba Medical Center agreement … Patent for NovoSpeech … Endobetix, NeuroQuest, and Sol Chip in media … Investment Event and Agrivest videos …

Sol Chip’s Solar Battery Featured in Israel21c

Sol Chip’s Solar Battery Featured in Israel21c

Sol Chip’s everlasting solar battery (that doesn’t need sun) and recent collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries are featured in this Israel21c.

Nitza Kardish Interviewed in IsraelAgri

Nitza Kardish Interviewed in IsraelAgri

Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech, returned to the world of agriculture when she shifted her investment focus from medical devices to agritech.

The Power of the Crowd

The Power of the Crowd

Trendlines Marcom Consultant Shira Zimmerman discovers the strength “of the crowd” in this article for The Times of Israel.

Advanced Mem-Tech Completes a $5 Million Capital Raise

Advanced Mem-Tech Completes a $5 Million Capital Raise

Advanced Mem-Tech announces the completion of financing round, led by a U.S. investor group and SEB Alliance.

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Named an ACE Award Finalist

Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar Named an ACE Award Finalist

Congratulations to Sol Chip CEO Shani Keysar, Ph.D. She has been named a 2014 ACE Award finalist for Innovator of the Year.

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

The Trendlines Group Update March 2014

… Steve and Todd on Canadian TV … Collaboration for Trendlines Labs … … Now Funding … Agri Tech in China … FDA for MediValve … Collaboration for Sol Chip …

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger on Canadian TV

Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger appear on Canadian TV.

Todd Dollinger Visits Anhui Province, China

Todd Dollinger Visits Anhui Province, China

Trendlines Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger was invited for a return visit to Anhui Province, China.

Catalyst AgTech Featured in Israel 21c

date 24-February-2014
Catalyst AgTech Featured in Israel 21c

As the world’s population expands, with more hungry mouths to feed, Catalyst AgTech is trying to make the best out of an imperfect world.

Spotlight On: A Coating Platform for Food Packaging

date 18-February-2014
Spotlight On: A Coating Platform for Food Packaging

Valentis, founded in 2013, is developing a coating platform for food packaging and other applications. We interviewed Dovy Segev, CEO of Valentis, to find out what makes Valentis a company the food and agritech markets should be […]

Wise Words with Gadi Har-shai of GreenSpense

date 12-February-2014
Wise Words with Gadi Har-shai of GreenSpense

Springwise.com catches up with Gadi Har-shai, founder and CEO of GreenSpense, to discover how he manages to cope with the pressure of starting an experimental new business.

Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

date 20-January-2014
Spotlight On: Cloud-based Automated Poultry Feeding System

Metabolic Robots, founded in 2013, is developing a novel technology to provide poultry farmers with a system for automatic, real-time calibration of the amount and rate of feed dispensed. Dave Springer, CEO of Metabolic Robots, will present […]

MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

date 19-January-2014
MiRobot Named One of Top 12 Israeli Agritech Companies

Congratulations to MiRobot, one of Israel21c’s “top 12 Israeli agritech companies.”

Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

date 14-January-2014
Sol Chip and Tadiran To Collaborate on Solar Battery Development

Sol Chip announced a collaboration agreement with Tadiran Batteries for solar battery development and marketing cooperation.

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

The Trendlines Group Update January 2014

… Join us in Israel for our 4th Annual Investment Event on Jan. 28, 2014 … Missed Agrivest? Watch it “live” … GreenSpense takes the “prizes” … Welcome 5 new companies! …

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

2013 Was a Multimillion-Dollar Year

January. It’s that time again. A time to take one last look at Trendlines and our portfolio companies in 2013.

Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

Metabolic Robots Featured in Meshek Ha’Ofot Magazine

The robotic poultry feeding system from Metabolic Robots stands to revolutionize the industry.

Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

date 05-January-2014
Agrivest and Trendlines Featured in Epoch Times Article

Investors from around the world looking for opportunities in agriculture start-ups got a first-hand look during Agrivest in December.

Trendlines Hosts Representatives from Henan Province, China

date 31-December-2013
Trendlines Hosts Representatives from Henan Province, China

Representatives from organizations in Henan Province, China, visited Trendlines’ Misgav offices during their trip to Israel.

Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation

Spotlight On: Water Sensors for Precision Irrigation

Saturas, founded in 2013,  is developing a miniature stem water potential sensor that can be embedded in the trunk of trees, vines, and plants to provide accurate information and enable farmers to optimize irrigation for […]

Sol Chip’s “Solar Energy Harvester” Featured in EETimes

date 31-December-2013
Sol Chip’s “Solar Energy Harvester” Featured in EETimes

EETimes Europe reports: Sol Chip offers an energy harvester photovoltaic cell chip, the Saturn 100, that produces six selectable voltages from 0.75 volts to 9 volts.

Keeping My Eye on Israeli Agritech

date 17-December-2013
Keeping My Eye on Israeli Agritech

“I like to think of myself as an ‘almost early adopter’ of new technology,” writes Trendlines Marcom Consultant Shira Zimmerman in The Times of Israel.

AgFunder News Features Agrivest Conference

date 15-December-2013
AgFunder News Features Agrivest Conference

“When you think of ‘Israel,’ do you think ‘AgTech’? Probably not, but maybe you should,” writes Rob Leclerc of AgFunder News.

Agrivest Conference Featured in Israel21c

date 08-December-2013
Agrivest Conference Featured in Israel21c

Agricultural technology took center stage at the second annual Agrivest in Tel Aviv, drawing reps of major firms such as Monsanto and PepsiCo.

Israel’s Unique Approach Offers Opportunities for Investments, Partnership, and Acquisition

date 05-December-2013
Israel’s Unique Approach Offers Opportunities for Investments, Partnership, and Acquisition

Agrivest, the international conference exploring the state of agriculture technology and investment, specifically focused on Israel’s R&D advantage, the country’s unique multidisciplinary approach, and its more than 100 years of experience tackling “food security.”

Agrivest Conference Highlighted in Maariv nrg Article

date 04-December-2013
Agrivest Conference Highlighted in Maariv nrg Article

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Yair Shamir opened the Agrivest 2013 Conference in Tel Aviv yesterday.

Green Prophet Spotlights Agrivest Conference

date 04-December-2013
Green Prophet Spotlights Agrivest Conference

How low can you grow wasn’t the motto of yesterday’s Agrivest conference and startup contest in Tel Aviv, but it could work for Rootility.

Agrivest Conference Covered in Forbes Israel Article

date 04-December-2013
Agrivest Conference Covered in Forbes Israel Article

Steve Rhodes, CEO of Trendlines, in this exclusive interview with Forbes Israel says private investors have yet to “open their eyes” to the enormous economic potential in agritech.

Agrivest Conference and Trendlines Featured in the Jerusalem Post

date 04-December-2013
Agrivest Conference and Trendlines Featured in the Jerusalem Post

Israel’s burgeoning agricultural technology industry has the potential to become a global force to be reckoned with, agreed experts at the Agrivest conference.

GreenSpense Wins 2 Awards at 2013 International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition

date 22-November-2013
GreenSpense Wins 2 Awards at 2013 International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition

Congratulations GreenSpense! The company took 1st and 2nd place awards at the International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition in California.

The Trendlines Group Update November 2013

The Trendlines Group Update November 2013

… Teleflex acquires medical portfolio company Innolap … ApiFix completes 2nd financing round … GreenSpense to represent Israel at Int’l Cleantech Competition … more news …

Interview with Mitchell Presser and Nitza Kardish in Globes

date 21-November-2013
Interview with Mitchell Presser and Nitza Kardish in Globes

In advance of Agrivest in December, Globes interviewed Mitchell Presser, founder of the private equity firm Paine & Partners, and Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Agtech.

Interview with Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish in Haaretz

date 20-November-2013
Interview with Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish in Haaretz

Back when she was studying at Mikveh Yisrael, Israel’s first agricultural school, Nitza Kardish wasn’t content doing the jobs that were normally reserved for the girls.

Agrivest 2013 – Trends and Investment Opportunities in Agritech

date 20-November-2013
Agrivest 2013 – Trends and Investment Opportunities in Agritech

Agrivest 2013 is coming up December 3rd, and Israeli agritech companies will be there seeking out their strategic investor or partner.

Littlest Known High Tech in Israel — Agritech — Is Hottest Tech for Investors Now

date 18-November-2013
Littlest Known High Tech in Israel — Agritech — Is Hottest Tech for Investors Now

Israel’s agritech industry is gaining notoriety now, even though the country has been leading the world in agriculture innovation for a century. December’s Agrivest conference offers industry professionals and investors the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Israeli agritech.

Israel and China Should Cooperate on Food Security

date 14-November-2013
Israel and China Should Cooperate on Food Security

Trendlines is attracting the “interest of Chinese business leaders,” especially in the agritech sector.

Agricultural Technology Will Save Humanity from Hunger

date 13-November-2013
Agricultural Technology Will Save Humanity from Hunger

In advance of the Agrivest conference on December 3, an interview with Yehoyada Mandeel of Makhteshim Agan, who states: Only agricultural technology will save humanity from hunger.

Don’t Add Gas: The Israeli Patent for Aerosols

date 06-November-2013
Don’t Add Gas: The Israeli Patent for Aerosols

GreenSpense’s Eco-Sleeve eliminates compressed gas in aerosols paving the way for new, eco-friendly packaging.

农业投资参访暨年会2013年12月2-5日

date 27-October-2013
农业投资参访暨年会2013年12月2-5日

今年(2013年) 12月2-5日将在以色列举行为期四日的独特参访,在此盛事中,参加者能一览以色列世界领先的农业科技,前往此次旅程的投资者将出席12月3日的研讨会。

农业投资之旅对投资者来说是个难得独特的机会,能见识到以色列最专业的农业创新技术,并与这些研发公司面对面谈话。

Sol Chip One of 10 Israeli Technologies Changing the World

date 15-October-2013
Sol Chip One of 10 Israeli Technologies Changing the World

Which Israeli start-ups that are truly changing the world? NoCamels picked 10 … among them Sol Chip.

During World Food Month Look Toward Israel

date 15-October-2013
During World Food Month Look Toward Israel

As we commemorate World Food Month in October, there is much to be both sober and hopeful about.  About 870 million people are chronically undernourished worldwide.

Chinese “Deal Accelerator” Puts the Spotlight on Trendlines

Chinese “Deal Accelerator” Puts the Spotlight on Trendlines

Trendlines Chairmen and CEOs presented 13 portfolio companies at the China-Israel Investment Symposium, which was sponsored by ZVCA, China’s largest technology hub.

Don’t Miss the Premier Agritech Industry Event This December: Agrivest 2013

date 11-September-2013
Don’t Miss the Premier Agritech Industry Event This December: Agrivest 2013

This year’s Agrivest includes two opportunities: The Agrivest Tour (which includes attendance to the Agrivest Conference) and the Agrivest Conference.

100% Market Penetration!

date 01-September-2013
100% Market Penetration!

Steve Rhodes, Trendlines Chairman and CEO, asks: “What is the only product that is consumed by 100% of consumers?”

GreenSpense Set To Take Gas Out of Aerosols

date 29-August-2013
GreenSpense Set To Take Gas Out of Aerosols

Truth be told, the aerosol spray container hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years; that is, until now.

An Important Agritech Resource

date 29-August-2013
An Important Agritech Resource

Read more about IsraelAgri, the important resource for Israel’s world-leading agritech community.

Breakout Investment Opportunity in Agricultural Technology — Agrivest

date 04-August-2013

Agritechnology is the next breakout investment opportunity in Israel. The Agrivest conference in December 2013 brings together local and international investors, scientists, government officials, and start-ups to explore the opportunities, challenges and solutions facing the agritech investments.

Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery Featured in Media

date 25-July-2013
Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery Featured in Media

Sol Chip’s Everlasting Solar Battery was the feature of a number of articles in the international and Israeli media.

Advanced Mem-Tech’s Founders Awarded Innovative Applied Engineering Research Prize

date 11-July-2013
Advanced Mem-Tech’s Founders Awarded Innovative Applied Engineering Research Prize

Congratulations to Professors Raphael Semiat and Moris Eisen, Mem-Tech’s founders. They received the Innovative Applied Engineering Research prize from the Technion.

Trendlines Agtech Q2 2013 Update

Trendlines Agtech Q2 2013 Update

Trendlines Agtech – Mofet Q2 2013 Update

Trendlines Portfolio Companies Take Two “Best Start-up of the Year” Awards

Trendlines Portfolio Companies Take Two “Best Start-up of the Year” Awards

For the second year in a row, Trendlines portfolio companies have won “Best Start-up of the Year,” an award presented by the Office of the Chief Scientist in Israel.

Sol Chip and ApiFix Win 2013 Best Incubator Graduates

Sol Chip and ApiFix Win 2013 Best Incubator Graduates

Congratulations to Sol Chip and ApiFix. They were named “best technology incubator graduates” by Israel’s Technological Incubators Program.

Sol Chip Wins Energy Harvesting Award

date 23-April-2013
Sol Chip Wins Energy Harvesting Award

Sol Chip Takes Best Technical Development of Energy Harvesting Award Sol Chip wins Energy Harvesting Award at IDTechEx Israeli company honored for its development of innovative solar operated battery. By Viva Sarah Press, Israel21c (April […]

Nitza Kardish, Trendlines Agtech CEO, Interviewed in Hebrew Press

date 12-February-2013
Nitza Kardish, Trendlines Agtech CEO, Interviewed in Hebrew Press

Nitza Kardish, Ph.D., CEO of Trendines Agtech – Mofet, says that when she was appointed CEO two years ago, she saw agriculture as an opportunity, not only because of her own ‘personal motivation,’ but also that of The Trendlines Group.

EdenShield’s Herbal Remedy for Pests

date 06-January-2013
EdenShield’s Herbal Remedy for Pests

EdenShield’s nontoxic insect control formula was featured in The Times of Israel and No Camels.

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