7th Annual Trendlines Company Showcase on 29 March 2017 in Israel
We attended Trendlines’ annual Company Showcase, which nine of its medical and agtech portfolio company CEOs presented to 500 attendees – investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders from Israel, Singapore, China, Europe, and the United States.
Figure 1 & 2: Opening speech by Todd Dollinger and Steve Rhodes, Chairmen and CEOs of Trendlines
The Showcase is one of the key avenues for its portfolio companies to gain exposure to investors and strategic partners around the world. The nine companies which presented at the Showcase are, Escala Medical, OrthoSpin, Zeev Implants, Tandem Technologies, atTerm, BioFishency, InPlant Technologies, MetoMotion, and Gordian Surgical.
Figure 3: Key takeaways from the nine companies presented
During the trip, we also had the chance to visit its newly expanded office space in Trendlines headquarters based in Misgav, as well as the laboratories of two portfolio agtech companies located within the Technion University in Haifa.
Management shared that Trendlines does not disclose valuation of individual portfolio companies as they are sensitive commercial information. However, the management guided us on how we could approach its valuation by (a) Simple reconciliation of its Portfolio Value; and (b) Industry or peer comparison using three different metrics.
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