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Entrepreneurs

 

Pradeep Aswani

Cloud Harmonics, Secure Dynamics, Securematics, OneSecure Founder

Pradeep Aswani

As a seasoned security entrepreneur it was important for me to invest in a vehicle that provides real value for the younger generation of security talent. Gili and the Cyberstarts team are uniquely positioned to guide starting entrepreneurs on their long journey to building successful cybersecurity businesses.

Slavik Markovich

Demisto CEO & Co-Founder

Slavik Markovich

Gili’s exceptional domain expertise and invaluable experience as a successful entrepreneur and investor makes Cyberstarts the go-to fund for young entrepreneurs looking to build substantial cybersecurity businesses.

Zohar Alon

Dome9 CEO & Co-Founder

Zohar Alon

The unique combination of Gili’s experience, all of our professional cybersecurity networks and top CISOs on board is what makes Cyberstarts such a valuable asset for entrepreneurs and I’m happy to be part of this great endeavour.

Gonen Fink

LightCyber CEO

Gonen Fink

Gili’s experience and domain expertise, coupled with our vast experience in establishing companies and...

Shlomo Kramer

Check Point, Imperva, Cato Networks Founder

Shlomo Kramer

Successful cybersecurity startups require a mix of amazing product, positioning, access to top...

Rakesh K. Loonkar

Transmit Security President 

Rakesh K. Loonkar


Cyberstarts is building the next generation of world-class Israeli cybersecurity businesses. Along with esteemed peers and colleagues around the world, I am proud to support Gili’s efforts and vision to drive innovation and entrepreneurship.

Udi Mokady

CyberArk Chairman, CEO & Co Founder

Udi Mokady

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Nadir Izrael

The need for a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy in enterprises has never been more critical. Cyberstarts’ platform comprises some of the world's most accomplished security entrepreneurs and CISOs, and draws on Israel's talent and domain expertise to create the next generation of leading security companies.

Yair Grindlinger

FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO

Yair Grindlinger

The first step in building a great company is making sure you have the right people by your side. Gili and the...

Dan Amiga

FireGlass CTO & Co-Founder

Dan Amiga

In order to respond rapidly to the market’s needs, you must have deep understanding of the field, and...

Mickey Boodaei

Imperva, Trusteer, and Transmit Founder

Mickey Boodaei

Knowing Gili for many years, I am confident that Cyberstars and its unique composition of...

Roy Zisapel

Radware CEO

Roy Zisapel

Cyberstarts combines two of my biggest passions - Cybersecurity and startups. Knowing Gili for many years I am confident his fund will invest in Israel’s brightest entrepreneurs, providing them with unparalleled guidance and support.

Yuval Cohen

Neebula CEO & Co-Founder

Yuval Cohen

Yevgeny Dibrov

Armis CEO & Co-Founder

Yevgeny Dibrov

Cyberstarts's extreme market focus, combined with Gili's deep experience and an amazing advisory network, sets up cybersecurity startups for success like no other.

Guy Podjarny

Snyk Founder & President

Guy Podjarny

Cyberstarts maximizes the symbiotic relationship between young and talented entrepreneurs and successful...

Amichai Shulman

Imperva CTO & Co-Founder

Amichai Shulman

Gili mentored Adallom from the start, helping us define the product and sharpen our value proposition...

Assaf Rappaport

Beyond Security CEO & Co-Founder

Assaf Rappaport

In 10 years, Palo Alto Networks became the largest independent cybersecurity company due to...

Nir Zuk

Palo Alto Networks CTO & Founder

Nir Zuk
 

Our Story

Built, run and financed by people like you

Cyberstarts is not a financial vehicle. Nor It is a social club of successful business people. It is a first VC of its kind. The only VC in the world that is mostly financed by entrepreneurs from the domain of focus.

CISOs

 

Brian Heemsoth

SVP, Head of Cyber Defense & Monitoring at Wells Fargo

Brian Heemsoth

Karl Mattson

CISO at PennyMac

Karl Mattson

Abhishek Agarwal

CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America

Abhishek Agarwal

Naveen Zutshi joined Palo Alto Networks as Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer in December 2015. In this role he is responsible for Palo Alto Network’s Information technology solutions, driving a comprehensive strategy for information technology that will help our growth in SaaS security, deliver on innovative solutions globally, and build a world class IT organization. Naveen is on the board of advisors for several fast growing technology companies including Zoom and Rubrik and advises several early startups.
Naveen’s experience spans software development, infrastructure and leading organizations from Fortune 500 companies to tech startups. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Naveen was Senior Vice President, Technology at Gap Inc. responsible for the company’s infrastructure, operations, and information security organizations. Before Gap, Naveen spent three years as Vice President, Engineering & Operations for Encover, a SaaS CRM company. In this role, Naveen was responsible for developing and bringing to market Encover’s Service SaaS software. Prior to Encover, Naveen spent seven years with Cisco, serving in both infrastructure and applications roles with an emphasis on sales productivity and infrastructure automation.
He earned a BE in Computer Engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from University of Arkansas.

Naveen Zutshi

CIO at Palo Alto Networks

Naveen Zutshi

Sameer Jain

CIO at Barclays Investment Bank

Sameer Jain

Yaron Levi

CISO at Dolby

Yaron Levi

Laz Montano

Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano

Gram Ludlow

VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gram Ludlow

Gleb Reznik

CISO at Synchrony

Gleb Reznik

Arvin Bansal

Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen

Arvin Bansal

David Fairman

CISO at National Australia Bank

David Fairman

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

Senior Vice President, Cyber Protection and Identity at Optiv

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

A transformational security leader focused on applying risk management...

Jim Routh

prev. CISO at MassMutual

Jim Routh

There is an incredible group of professionals behind Cyberstarts...

Emily Heath

SVP, Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign

Emily Heath

Mahmood Khan

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Mahmood Khan

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security, Novartis

Ziv Maor

Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Diego Souza

Joseph Tso

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Joseph Tso

Steven Peltzman

Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman

Michael Britton

VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton

Harry Moseley

CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley

Bob Schuetter

CISO at Ashland

Bob Schuetter

Friedrich Wetschnig

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Friedrich Wetschnig

Hans Keil

SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Hans Keil

Stu Solomon

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future

Stu Solomon

As a CISO passionate about security and technology, I’m excited to...

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Curtis Simpson

My goal is to drive needed change across the security landscape...

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dave Estlick

Patrick Joyce

VP & Chief Security Officer (CISO & CSO) at Medtronic

Patrick Joyce

Neal Pollard

CISO at UBS

Neal Pollard

Tom Schunk

VP & CISO at Emerson

Tom Schunk

Heather Gantt-Evans

CISO at SailPoint

Heather Gantt-Evans

Lenny Maly

VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly

Matthew Mccormack

SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack

Gary Harbison

VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Gary Harbison

Mike Towers

CISO at Takeda

Mike Towers

Dustin Wilcox

VP and CISO at Anthem

Dustin Wilcox

Michael Antico

CISO/CSO at CLEAR

Michael Antico

Adam Ely

VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart

Adam Ely

My mission at Cyberstarts is to bring the world’s top CISOs and security experts...

Jason Clark

Chairman of the CISO Board

Jason Clark

Getting the product market fit right is incredibly important both...

James Christiansen

VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

James Christiansen
 

Cyberstarts in the news

Former Starbucks Corp. chief Howard Schultz is among the new investors in Israeli cybersecurity startup Wiz, according to people familiar with the matter...

Ex-Starbucks Boss Schultz Backs $1.7 Billion Cyber Firm Wiz
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Ex-Starbucks Boss Schultz Backs $1.7 Billion Cyber Firm Wiz

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