Who We Are
Place-IL is a non-profit tech initiative that empowers Israeli tech companies to effectively hire talent from underrepresented populations, at scale and with minimal risk.
Founded by leaders in the Israeli tech ecosystem who recognized plenty of potential talent that is being missed, and are committed to unlock it by developing an innovative approach.
Together with Google as the founding partner who has shared the vision from the start, Place-IL brings the leading Israeli tech companies from all sectors, with NGOs from across Israel society, to open opportunities for everyone and enable companies to find the exact tech talent they need.
Place-IL's company network which already has more than 35 Israeli tech partners including:
Idan is a serial tech entrepreneur who founded and sold two startups, the latest to Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ: PANW), where he currently serves the Vice President for Code Security, and is responsible for Palo Alto Networks’ Israel employee diversity. Idan previously founded and served as head of Elbit Systems cybersecurity business unit; and served as a commander in the 8200 IDF elite intelligence and cyber unit.
Keren previously served as CEO of Shiur Acher, a non-profit organization that trains and employs volunteers, many from high-tech companies, to teach in peripheral schools. Prior to this, Keren served as Deputy Director of Adam Teva V’Din, an NGO that safeguards the health and well-being of all Israelis, while preserving Israel’s natural resources. Keren is an attorney who has dealt with labor and environmental law; and served as a commander in the 8200 IDF elite intelligence and cyber unit.