Genesis or start. The beginning or origin of anything. Coming into being. Indicating generation or development.
Takwin Labs makes return driven investments and incubates early stage Arab entrepreneurs. Takwin Labs believes that Arab Israeli entrepreneurship has the potential for strong growth, and it will focus on internet and mobile technologies.
Three leading businessmen, entrepreneurs, and venture capital investment managers are responsible for the establishment of the fund: MK Erel Margalit, founder of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) — prior to his entry into politics; Nehemia (Chemi) Peres, the founder and managing partner of Pitango Venture Capital, and the chairman of Al Bawader, the first investment fund for the Arab Israeli community, which was founded with government support; and businessman and founder of Babcom Centers, Imad Telhami.
Co-Founder & Chairman, Babcom Centers (~2000 employees); Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Delta Galil Industries
Managing General Partner & Co-Founder; Founder and Chairman, Amelia Fund; Chairman, Al Bawader Investment Fund; Has served on the boards of several NASDAQ companies; He currently serves on the boards of numerous Pitango portfolio companies and several non-for-profit organizations; Chairman of the Peres center for Peace
Labor Party’s champion on economic development, small businesses & innovation. Pioneered the first cyber-security incubator in Beer Sheva & launched the medical food project in the Galilee. Prior to joining the Knesset, Mr. Margalit founded JVP, a leading venture capital fund that funded, incubated and invested in over 100 technology companies in Israel & internationally. He was ranked by Forbes’ Midas list as one of the top venture capitalists worldwide.