The Trendlines Group Trendletter November 2019

… Trendlines Agrifood Fund completes first closing … Ceretrieve is an ICI competition finalist … Hargol pitches to Richard Branson … Phytolon takes second place at FoodTech … 


  • Welcome! Keith Loo has joined Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre as Venture Manager.

Members of The Trendlines Group struck the gong to open trading on 11 November 2019 to honor four years on the Singapore Exchange. On hand were Chairman and CEO Todd Dollinger, Trendlines Agrifood Fund CEO Nitza Kardish, Trendlines Medical Singapore CEO Eric Loh, and Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre CEO Anton Wibowo.


Gordian Surgical raised $3 million in a round led by group of Chinese investors, American physicians, and current shareholders.


Enjoy the AgriVest atmosphere in this 2 min and 9 sec highlight clip. 

See all the AgriVest media highlights and photo galleries.


  • Ceretrieve has been selected as a finalist in the Innovation Award Competition, International Meeting for Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI), Tel Aviv, 8-10 December.
  • Phytolon took second place at the FoodTech Innovation Competition, 28 October 2019.
  • CoreBone has established CoreBone China.

Hargol FoodTech and Phytolon are two of top 30 global start-ups selected at SLINGSHOT 2019, Singapore, 11-13 November 2019.


Vvital Biomed‘s Co-Founder and Inventor Prof. Aram Smolinsky will present “Mitral Add-on: A Novel Approach to Percutaneous Posterior Leaflet Repair,” at the International Meeting for Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI), Tel Aviv, 9 December 2019.

See the gallery below for more conference news.