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Inside Israel: The Start-Up Nation Looks East For Investment

by Catherine Longworth, Medtech Insight (6 March 2017)

Medtech Insight logoIsrael is famous as the startup nation, an innovation hotbed for the medical industry, but how are investors faring in the face of ever challenging market conditions? Medtech Insight met with investors from across the Israeli incubator scene and others to discover more.

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Trendlines: Innovation Commercialization
Trendlines, one of the larger incubators in Israel, was founded in 2007 and now has 30 medtech companies on its books. “What we found over the years is that when young tech based Israeli companies fail it’s usually not because of failure on the technology side or lack of market need, but rather because of poor execution on the business side,” says Steve Rhodes, Trendlines CEO and Co-Founder.

“We’re in the business of commercializing innovation. Our business is to start companies. We are early stage investors and start around 8-10 companies each year,” says Rhodes.

“We’re typically the very first money into a company and there’s a lot of risk inherent in the companies we invest into. So in order to reduce the risk of investments, we use incubators to surround the companies with support – we provide capital but we are also deeply involved.”

Read the full article on Medtech Insight.

 

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