Ayelet Tako

Head of Value Creation and Strategic Partnerships

Ayelet joined Pitango in June 2019. She brings extensive experience facilitating strategic partnerships between global entities and strategic players and the Israeli innovation ecosystem.

Prior to joining Pitango, Ayelet managed strategic partnerships at Start-Up Nation Central. In this role, she partnered with Global 1000 clients to identify their business challenges and growth engines and directs them to partners and solutions in the Israeli start-up and innovation ecosystem that will maximize their business potential. During her tenure she has facilitated hundreds of introductions between global entities and Israeli partners, leading to repeat visits, dozens of POCs, commercial agreements, and investments.


Prior to joining Start-up Nation Central, Ayelet served as Global Corporate Communications Manager at Adama Agricultural Solutions, one of the world's leading crop-protection companies. Having led communication projects and aspects of various business initiatives, she gained extensive experience in developing and executing external and internal communication strategies.

Ayelet holds an International Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an MA in social psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.