Itai co-founded Leverate in 2008 (fintech, Israel based, 160 employees in 6 offices). Currently based in Hong Kong as CEO Asia Pacific, leading the teams in HK and Shanghai and doing business in more than 12 countries in the region. Itai is an engineer by heart and background — building, analyzing, learning & unlearning. He loves fusing the sharp world of finance with a fresh techy mindset. Before moving to Asia, Itai started the company’s product team and acted as VP Products for 3 years. He’s passionate about helping startups as a friend + mentor + investor. Itai is here because he loves exploring the world, and because Africa has a special place in his heart.