Yonatan Raz-Fridman is an award-winning entrepreneur and executive with global recognition in educational technology, design, and consumer electronics. He’s on a mission to democratize access to learning, creation and self-expression through technology.
He is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Kano, a global computer company, recently selected by Fast Company magazine as the world's 2nd most innovative company in consumer electronics and a TIME Magazine best invention. He built Kano from an idea into category-defining and market-leading company, raising nearly $50M in funding from world-class investors like Jim Breyer, Marc Benioff, and Jim O'Neill to name a few.
For his work with Kano, Yonatan was named ‘One To Watch’ by Sir Martin Sorrell (Founder of WPP) and Wired magazine, has been a speaker at leading conferences among them TED, Quartz, Wired, Surge, and his work has been featured in renowned publications among them The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and USA Today.
Yonatan is also the founder of Sosu, a Brooklyn-based product incubator; co-founder of Kodo Interactive, a Sao Paulo-based company that equips young people with the skills of the future through immersive learning; and co-founder of Feles Bio, which unlocks the power of biology with an affordable desktop biolab. He also tasted big corporate work while serving as the Chief of Staff to the President of Keter Group, a global leader in DIY consumer market, with over $1B in annual revenue
Living in Brooklyn Heights with his wife, Yonatan is an avid reader (mostly history, business, biographies, and science fiction), loves to buy, play and collect toys, a frequent visitor of cinema and the ballet, passionate about meeting new people, and you can always count on him an occasional coffee at one of the Soho Houses.