Arik Kleinstein

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Glilot Capital Partners, Israel

For over 25 years Arik has been founding, growing and financing innovative technology companies. He co-founded Glilot Capital with the intention of bringing his vast experience gained from the early days of the Israeli startup industry to the investment decisions and ongoing support of the Glilot portfolio. As a board member, Arik supported the twelve portfolio companies of Glilot which were acquired since the fund’s inception. In 2021, the Israeli government’s Minister of Innovation appointed Arik to be one of 13 members of the National Research & Development Council serving as the strategic thinking arm of the government, recommending national policy on R&D issues in order to achieve national goals. Arik currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Technion, the authority of the University. Arik is also a board member of the National Council for Civilian Research and Development and of the Technion Friends Society. Arik served as an Officer and Engineer in an Elite IDF technology unit. Arik holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance & Technology Management from Tel Aviv University’s Kellogg-Recanati School of Management.

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