The funds will support up to 70% of the qualifying expenditures incurred during the 3-year qualifying period in connection with the operating activities of Trendlines Medical Singapore, the focus of which is to develop and nurture early-stage medical technology companies.
Since its IPO in Dec 2015, Trendlines has attracted more partners and investors. Trendlines has actively reached out to them
In a recent development, in Dec 2016, Trendlines took eight of its portfolio companies on a road show in China, just five months after a similar road show in China in July.
With its large number of deep-pocketed investors, China, clearly, is a magnet for Trendlines.
Just before the roadshow, Trendlines announced the outline of a plan to establish a venture capital fund with China's Shoushan Wealth Holdings.
(VC fund -- Shoushan Wealth and Trendlines)
The fund, for which US$30 million is targeted to be raised, will invest in portfolio companies in the field of medical technologies. About 40% will go to selected portfolio companies of Trendlines.
Trendlines, as the general partner, will hold 51% of the fund and Shoushan, 49%.
The fund will make equity and equity-related investments in Israeli, Israeli-related, Singaporean and other Asian-related companies with innovative medical technologies.
The emphasis is on companies which are planning to launch commercialization and marketing activities of their products and services, and whose business model considers entry into the Chinese market.
|Shoushan is the latest among a number of investors that are attracted, since Trendlines' IPO in Dec 2015, to Trendlines and its portfolio companies:
♦ B. Braun Singapore is a 20% investor in newly-created Trendlines Medical Singapore incubator. PrimePartners Corporate Finance Holdings holds 3.57% while Trendlines, 76.43%.
For more on the Trendlines roadshow in China, click here.