Itzik Frid is the Managing Partner of Takwin (visit Takwin's site) an investment fund focused on seed investments in hi-tech companies of Arab entrepreneurs. The fund is a unique and first cooperation between Israel's two largest funds, Pitango and JVP (by Chemi Peres an Erel Margalit, their founders, in person), and was founded by Imad Telhami, the industrialist and entrepreneur. The fund invested in 8 companies and generated a value of more than X10 on its investments. It is now raising Takwin 2, to continue and accelerate the opportunity generated by Takwin 1.
Prior to joining Takwin, Itzik was the CEO of Playscape, a Japanese-Israeli hi-tech company; the Managing Partner of Argoquest Holdings; Vice President of Business Affairs at AOL; and the Senior Advisor of the Minister of Finance.
Itzik graduated Physics (before his army service) and Law (after) from the Tel-Aviv University.
He is an elected Board member of IATI – the Israeli hi-tech association and a board member of multiple startup companies.
8 DecemberOrange StageHanan Brand (Chairman - Made in Jerusalem)Itzik Frid (Takwin Labs)Kfir Kachlon (And-Ventures)Sabah al-Binali (OurCrowd)Israel Innovation Discovery Day