Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre – AFIC.
Singapore-based, AFIC leverages our rich knowledge base and the growing start-up scene to transform Singapore into the key agritech hub in the Asia Pacific region, creating better ag and food solutions for tomorrow. To fulfil this mission, we work closely with stakeholders in government agencies, corporate and academic research institutions.
Our Investment Approach
Market Entry Program
3i Agrifood Accelerator Program
Republic Polytechnic – Trendlines Accelerator Program
AFIC is an appointed EntrePass Partner.
An initiative under Startup SG, EntrePass is a work pass aimed to support foreign founders in establishing innovative tech or venture-backed start-ups in Singapore.
As an EntrePass Partner, foreign founders that have received our endorsement will enjoy additional privileges and have their EntrePass applications prioritised. All criteria for EntrePass remain unchanged.
Find out more about the program and eligibility to apply for EntrePass.
Nitza Kardish joined the Trendlines management team in June 2011 as CEO of Trendlines Agtech-Mofet. From 2018 through 31 January 2019, Nitza served as CEO of Trendlines Incubators Israel and VP of The Trendlines Group. Since November 2019, Nitza was named CEO of the Trendlines Agrifood Fund.
A plant geneticist, Nitza brings more than 25 years of experience working in senior management positions at life science companies to Trendlines. Prior to joining Trendlines, she served as VP Business Development at the Technion R&D Foundation 2, Ltd. (“Technion Seed”), where she was responsible for the life sciences and cleantech fields.
She previously served as CEO of Clal Life Sciences, an R&D center for emerging life sciences companies; CEO of UroGyn, a start-up that developed minimally invasive surgical tools; and Business Development Manager at Rafael Development Corporation, Ltd.
Nitza earned her doctorate (life sciences) from Tel Aviv University and was a post- doctoral research fellow in the Department of Plant Genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. She received an MSc (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.
As VP Business Development for Trendlines Agrifood (Israel) since 2012 and VP Deal Flow for the Trendlines Agrifood Fund (Singapore), Sarai Kemp is responsible for sourcing start-ups, evaluating opportunities, negotiating, and closing investments and working with portfolio companies post-investment. Sarai is a board member on several agrifood tech portfolio companies.
Sarai brings more than 20 years’ experience in agricultural, consumer goods, and high-tech industries, including in sales, marketing, and business development for international companies such as Afimilk and Keter Plastic. She has worked intensively with companies in East Asia.
Sarai received an MBA from Haifa University and a B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Anton Wibowo has over nine years’ of diverse business, management, and investment experience in the Singaporean biotechnology and agribusiness communities.
Prior to joining Trendlines, Anton was operations director and former business development director at Biomax.
Anton holds a Masters of International Business from Central Queensland University and a Bachelor of Engineering (first-class honours) from Nanyang Technological University.
Keith Loo, has over 8 years of experience in marketing, business development, fundraising and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Trendlines, Keith was a business development manager with 8F Asset Management. 8F, Keith was the business development manager of Rainbow Aquarium, Singapore’s second largest ornamental fish farm. Keith is also a co-founder of Socialize Holdings, a business development agency that empowers start-ups.
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