The Trendlines Group Trendletter May 2016


Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition


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 …

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Judith Kleinman

Judith Kleinman 
Director IR & Corporate Communications

Our total portfolio increased to a value of $86.9 million at the end of Q1 2016. See our Q1 results.
Trendlines was featured in the Straits Times article, “Investor Group Banks on Israel’s Culture of Innovation.”
Welcome! We are pleased to welcome Judith Kleinman (at right) as Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. Judy brings 15 years’ IR experience for tech companies in the United Kingdom and Israel and 10 years’ experience in equity research and institutional equity sales.
Now in Chinese! Download the updated Trendlines brochure (Chinese PDF).
It’s official! Our newsletter has a new name: The Trendletter!


Trendlines senior management took time for a picture during last week’s visit from Hang Chang Chieh and Stephen Haslett, our Singaporean board members. Left to right: Moshe Katzenelseon, Yossi Ron, Yosi Hazan, Judith Kleinman, Nitza Kardish, Hang Chang Chieh, Todd Dollinger, Steve Rhodes, Stephen Haslett, Gabi Heller, Eran Feldhay. Read more about our management and board.

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News from Trendlines Medical

See You at BIOMED 24-26 May!

Biomed Happy Hour

Meet the portfolio company CEOs. Meet Trendlines Medical staff. See our products. Join us for Happy Hour. (Come to Happy Hour. Tell us why you enjoy reading the Trendletter, and you’ll receive your very own Trendlines notebook!)

Congratulations! BioSight raised $13 million to fund a multi-center trial for Astarabine, its drug for use in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Congratulations! Arcuro Medical announced it completed a $670,000 finance round led by China’s Naton Medical Group and U.S. angel investors.


Trendlines Medical brochure is available in Chinese.

Congratulations! LapSpace Medical received a U.S. patent for its inflatable retractor. CEO Assaf Livne says the patent gives “very strong coverage of the LapSpace technology.”

Over the past few months, portfolio company CEOs traveled the world to participate in professional conferences: Pinchas Kfir (Zeev Implants), International Congress of Oral Implantology World Congress in Barcelona … Avner Geva (Vensica), American Urological Association Annual Meeting in San Diego … Noam Hassidov (Tandem Technologies), Digestive Disease Week also in San Diego … Nir Eliaz (VisiDome), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in New Orleans.
Now in Chinese! Download the updated Trendlines Medical brochure (Chinese PDF).

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7 Companies. 5 Cities. 5 Day

ElastiMed. Escala Medical. Fidmi Medical. Gordian Surgical.
Leviticus Cardio. OrthSpin. ProArc Medical.

Singapore. Hong Kong. Shenzhen. Shanghai. Beijing.

4-8 July 2016

For information, contact Andi Chai (









News from Trendlines Agtech

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Virentes reports dramatic success from its test sites in Israel’s Arava region.
Trendlines Agtech CEO Nitza Kardish is a judge at this year’s Pioneers Challenge (23 May, Vienna, Austria) … and a jury member for the Pitch Competition Round 1 at F&A Next (25 May, Wageningen, Netherlands).

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