Ido Sum is a Partner with board seats including mobile and internet companies in Europe, Israel and Africa. Ido proactively mentors African start-ups in association with local incubators. He co-operates with the Stanford SEED initiative in West Africa.
Prior to TLcom, Ido was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Airlines WiMAX Communication, an East Africa based mobile broadband operator. Prior to founding Airlines, Ido led a consulting business focused on web start-ups and web-incubators in Israel. He also worked as Business Development Manager at TMT – Israel’s largest interactive television company. During his studies, Ido interned at Qualcomm, focusing on its emerging markets strategy looking at Africa and the Middle East. He is a Lieutenant (res.) in the IDF intelligence corps.
Ido has been involved in social entrepreneurship for over 15 years, founding 3 NGOs, the largest of which is NOVA, Israel’s largest strategic consulting service in the social space, which he Co-Chairs. He won the GSVC (Global Social Venture Competition) with the re:Moition team in 2010 – with a unique solution for prostatic legs in developing economies. Ido cooperates with the Stanford SEED initiative in West and East Africa as well as several other incubators and accelerators across the continent. Ido holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.