Ittai Harel

Managing General Partner

Ittai Harel is a General Partner of Pitango. His investment's focus is in healthcare, and include Digital Health, Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Specialty Pharma.

Before joining Pitango, Ittai headed up Corporate Development at Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) and served as Executive Vice President at IDGene Pharmaceuticals. He also served as head of business development at IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX).


Ittai currently serves on the Board of directors of Inotek Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ITEK), LifeBond, EarlySense, Medisafe, Valeritas, and Vertos Medical, and serves as Chairman of the Board at LifeBond and EarlySense

Ittai holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from Ben Gurion University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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Ittai and the rope


  • Traveling
  • The more extreme, the better and with the family even more. I love traveling through deserts, for their tranquility, nocturnal silence, survival skills and witnessing nature's history at its best.
  • My family
  • My wife Ayelet and our 4 beautiful daughters
  • Photography
  • My father bought me a Pentax with a 50mm lens for my 11th birthday. My romance with photography started right there and continues to date.
  • Box Games
  • Scrabble, Boggle, anything that will make me challenge my logic.
  • Ball Games
  • Better run after a ball than watch others do it on TV.