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Our story began when Imad Telhami, businessman and founder of Babcom Centers, conceived an unprecedented partnership between the two largest investment funds in Israel: Pitango Venture Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). MK Dr. Erel Margalit, founder of JVP, cofounded Takwin before he left to become a Knesset member .



Co-founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Chairman, Babcom Centers (~2000 employees); Formerly Chief Operating Officer, Delta Galil Industries; Active leader helping empower and integrate Israeli Arabs successfully in both the local and global economy. A member of numerous public Board of Directors.


Managing General Partner, Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital; 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.


Board Member
Partner at JVP, and currently serves on the boards of numerous JVP portfolio companies and several non-for-profit organizations; Formerly the CEO of MSN (Microsoft Networks) Israel; Was a partner and a co-CEO at Geller-Nessis/Publicis Advertising Agency and Head of Strategic Planning and International Department at Ogilvy Israel.


CEO & Managing Partner
A board member of numerous companies, including all of Takwin’s portfolio companies. Formerly Senior Adviser to the Minister of Finance; VP Business Affairs of AOL; Managing Director of Argoquest Holdings; CEO, Playscape (MoMinis). Elected Board Member of IATI (Israel’s high-tech association). Graduate of Physics and Law, Tel Aviv University.