Bayer Crop Science

Bayer logoThe Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund was established in April 2016 as a collaborative partnership between The Trendlines Group and the Bayer Crop Science division of Bayer AG to invest in agricultural technologies. The partnership agreement includes a $10 million investment from Bayer, which is managed by Trendlines. Bayer’s decades of experience in agricultural science, innovation and regulatory affairs, alongside Trendlines’ specialization in investing in innovative, early-stage medical and agricultural technologies, form the base of this strong alliance.

IBI-Ag cardThe fund made its first investment in IBI-Ag, a company developing innovative biological solutions for insect control. IBI-Ag joined Trendlines Agtech as a portfolio company in 2018.

  • IBI-Ag was sourced by Trendlines and initiated in a joint effort between Bayer and Trendlines.
  • Bayer defined the need and ideation, which was scouted and established by Trendlines, including recruiting the team, providing the facilities, and founding the company.

Israel is a hot spot of innovation and Trendlines offers the right combination of regional know-how and technical experience to be a compelling partner for us.

—Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development at Bayer Crop Science

Together the Fund and Trendlines have also initiated two acceleration programs, to evaluate premature technologies for advancement into the incubator program. The Fund is currently actively evaluating additional investment opportunities. Read the full press release.

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