Frederic Aknin

Tel Aviv

I am a web entrepreneur with a lust for great apps and products. Lean Startup enthusiast and passionate about the future of education and online governance.

Cofounder with Michael Gomel of Startup Gate, the first pre-accelerator program for international and first time web entrepreneurs in Israel.

Cofounder of, a one-stop-solution for the commercialization of educational videos online. Winner of Seedcamp, Europe's leading accelerator program, Innovate!100, finalist at TWS and TechCrunch The Europas.

Experience in the VC industry both in France and Israel through positions at Société Générale and Catalyst. Was involved in the fund raising of Catalyst 2 ($100M).

Experience in corporate finance (M&A, Equity Capital Market and Equity Research at BNP Paribas, HSBC and FIBI).

Graduated from ESCP Europe and La Sorbonne: Master in Business Administration and Philosophy

  • Education
    • Master in Business Administration at ESCP Europe
    • Master in Philosophy at Paris IV - La Sorbonne
    • Bachelor in Sociology at Paris X - Nanterre