Ido Sum

Ido Sum is a Partner of TLcom Capital LLP based in London, and his board positions include Terragon and Kobo360. Ido proactively mentors African start-ups in association with local incubators. 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. Ido has been involved in social entrepreneurship for over 15 years, founding 3 NGOs including NOVA, Israel’s largest strategic consulting service to the social service, which he Co-Chairs. He won the GSVC (Global Social Venture Competition) with the re:Moition team in 2010, and came 2nd on the Hult Global Challenge 2011 (world’s largest business case competition) with HydeRate – an innovative solution for water financing in developing markets – where he is active to date.

Ido holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University. He is a Lieutenant (res.) in the IDF intelligence corps.

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