Ittai Harel

Managing General Partner

Main investment focus :

Life Sciences
Digital Health

Ittai Harel is a Managing General Partner at Pitango Venture Capital.
He brings 15 years of operating and management roles experience, and over ten years of experience in venture capital

His investment focus is on venture stage investments in Tech & Healthcare and includes Digital Health, Health-IT and MedTech.

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 Vice President of Business Development at IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX).

Ittai currently serves on the Board of Directors of I LifeBond, DouxMatokEarlySense, Medisafe, Clew Medical 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.


  • Clew MedicalClew Medical
  • DouxMatokDouxMatok
  • EarlySenseEarlySense
  • LifeBondLifeBond
  • MedisafeMedisafe
  • VertosVertos
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.