Itzik Frid is the Managing Partner of Takwin Labs, 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, and was founded by Imad Telhami, the industrialist and entrepreneur. To date, the fund invested in 8 companies, most of them already raised additional rounds from 3rd parties. It is based in Haifa, Israel.
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 and Law from the Tel-Aviv University.
He is an elected Board member of IATI – the Israeli hi-tech association and a member of multiple startup companies