The Trendlines Group Update December 2014


Creating & Developing Companies To Improve the Human Condition

… Trendlines presents at the OurCrowd Global Summit … Why join an incubator? … Welcome Escala Medical … See Nitza Kardish at the Pioneers Festival … Sol Chip signs with Netafim … 

Keynote speaker Jon Medved, founder & CEO, OurCrowd
13 medical and agtech companies
6 expert panelists from global companies

January 28, 2015 | Kibbutz Shefayim Conference Center  | 9:00 – 13:00 | See event details. | Register.

  • Steve Rhodes

    Steve Rhodes, Chairman and CEO, The Trendlines Group

    Steve Rhodes and Todd Dollinger, Chairmen and CEOs of The Trendlines Group,  presented Trendlines and held a roundtable discussion and meeting at the recent OurCrowd Global Investor Summit 2014,which was held in Jerusalem, December 9-10. Billed as the “world’s largest equity crowdfunding summit,” the event attracted more than 600 investors and many Israeli start-ups. (OurCrowd is an investor in Trendlines and in one of our portfolio companies, EdenShield.)

    Steve appeared in an IBA News segment about the event. “This is the best place in the world for what we do,” he said. “The deal flow is incredible. The entrepreneurs are amazing.” (The segment starts at 16:25.)

  • PitchBook names Trendlines the third-largest “VC investor in Israel.”
Tal Gafni

Tal Gafni, AsakiMisgav

  • We are pleased to announce we are hosting AsakiMisgav (“Misgav Businesses”), a non-profit organization aimed at promoting local businesses, in our Misgav headquarters. Tal Gafni, director of AsakiMisgav, observes: “We provide services that encourage local businesses. Our connection with Trendlines — a veteran business in the Misgav area — and our location within the Trendlines facility gives us access to business professionals for the purposes of mentoring local business people and exchanging knowledge and ideas.”

News from Trendlines Medical

  • Edit Goldberg

    Edit Goldberg, VP, New Ventures, Trendlines Medical

    Why join an incubator? Edit Goldberg, VP New Ventures, Trendlines Medical , answers this and five other critical questions about screening applications for Trendlines Medical.

  • ProArc Medical CEO Shai Golan reports the Company recently completed successful first-in-human trials in Europe for ClearRing, its minimally invasive treatment for enlarged prostate. ProArc is currently raising funds to expand clinical trials and proceed with the regulatory process.
  • The Trendlines Medical team and CEOs of five cardiac-related portfolio companies participated at Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) in Tel Aviv on December 15-16. See the photo gallery. Congratulations to Leviticus Cardio, awarded Best Abstract, “Ready for Integration, New Wireless Transcutaneous Energy Transfer (TET) System for LVADs.”
  • Welcome to our newest portfolio company: Escala Medical. Escala is developing the first minimally invasive, incision-free, mesh-free prolapse repair device. Chen Barak is the company’s CEO.


News from Trendlines Agtech


  • Sol Chip signed a collaboration agreement with Netafim for “joint development of a hybrid, maintenance-free crop monitoring system.” In other news …at the Internet of Things conference in Tel Aviv, Zach Sharon, Sol Chip’s Sales & Marketing Director, presented the ways Sol Chip’s “everlasting solar battery” manages energy products.
  • Advanced Mem-Tech received a Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) investment.
  • EdenShield CEO Yaniv Kitron presented the company and held meetings during the recent OurCrowd Global Summit.
  • Israel Exporter featured BioFishency in “Community Fish Farms.”

  • Nitza Kardish, Trendlines Agtech CEO, and Shalom Nachshon, CEO of Catalyst AgTech, were panelists at the Pioneers Festival 2014. See the video.
  • Agrivest is April 27, 2015. The one-day conference focuses on investment in agriculture and food innovations. It will take place the day before Agritech 2015 (April 28-30,2015).

Learn more about EdenShield, Virentes, and Catalyst AgTech when the CEOs present at our 5th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase.

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