Eytan Stibbe is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, impact investor and founding partner of Vital Capital Fund. He has over 35 years of business and finance experience and is a pioneer and driving force behind global investing, primarily in developing markets.
Stibbe focuses on aligning financial business interests with humanitarian objectives and many of his projects have resulted in improvements in the quality of life in developing countries, particularly in Africa. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, as well as governor and board member of several NGOs and universities. He is also the founder of the Center for African Studies at Ben-Gurion University.
In April 2022, Stibbe flew to space leading the Rakia Mission on board the world’s first commercial crew to the International Space Station, Ax-1, and became the second Israeli astronaut.
About Eytan Stibbe
Eytan Stibbe was born in 1958 in Israel, and spent his early years in the United States, before his family moved back to Israel. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Bar Ilan university, and later obtained an MBA at the European University of Belgium. Stibbe now lives in Israel, and in 2022 he spent 17 days in space performing dozens of educational, artistic and scientific projects.
Eytan Stibbe has been involved in investment into Africa for over 26 years. As a member of the investment committee of Vital Capital, he has been a part of social investments focused on food, healthcare, water and sustainable infrastructure. He personally invested in the pre-seed round of Pangea Therapeutics in 2020, and in the seed round of InfiniGrow in 2021.
Eytan Stibbe in the News
Space.com wrote an article about Eytan Stibbe and the timing of the Rakia mission with Jewish holiday of Passover. The article talks about how Stibbe celebrated this holiday a little differently than usual. Air&Cosmos International interviewed Stibbe about the Rakia project, covering topics from preparation to SpaceX and the launch itself.