Our network

We are all here to guide and support you, based on our past mistakes and successes

 

Entrepreneurs

Cloud Harmonics, Secure Dynamics, Securematics, OneSecure Founder

Pradeep Aswani

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Pradeep Aswani

CyberArk Chairman, CEO & Co Founder

Udi Mokady

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Udi Mokady


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.

Neebula CEO & Co-Founder

Yuval Cohen

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Yuval Cohen

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.

Demisto CEO & Co-Founder

Slavik Markovich

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Slavik Markovich

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.

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Nadir Izrael

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Nadir Izrael

Armis CEO & Co-Founder

Yevgeny Dibrov

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Yevgeny Dibrov

Dome9 CEO & Co-Founder

Zohar Alon

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Zohar Alon

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.

FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO

Yair Grindlinger

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Yair Grindlinger

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.

Snyk Founder & President

Guy Podjarny

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Guy Podjarny

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.

LightCyber CEO

Gonen Fink

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Gonen Fink

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.

FireGlass CTO & Co-Founder

Dan Amiga

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Dan Amiga

The first step in building a great company is making sure you have the right people by your side. Gili and the Cyberstarts members are the ideal partners for every entrepreneur embarking on this exciting journey.

Imperva CTO & Co-Founder

Amichai Shulman

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Amichai Shulman

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

Check Point, Imperva, Cato Networks Founder

Shlomo Kramer

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Shlomo Kramer

Gili’s experience and domain expertise, coupled with our vast experience in establishing companies and building innovative products, will help younger entrepreneurs build amazing companies.

Imperva, Trusteer, and Transmit Founder

Mickey Boodaei

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Mickey Boodaei

In order to respond rapidly to the market’s needs, you must have deep understanding of the field, and this is a major advantage that our fund offers.

Beyond Security CEO & Co-Founder

Assaf Rappaport

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Assaf Rappaport

Gili mentored Adallom from the start, helping us define the product and sharpen our value proposition, until the sale of the company. I invested in Cyberstarts so that a new generation of entrepreneurs receives the best mentoring and support from Israel’s cybersecurity dream team.

Transmit Security President 

Rakesh K. Loonkar

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Rakesh K. Loonkar

Successful cybersecurity startups require a mix of amazing product, positioning, access to top executive talent, customers and worldwide distribution channels - and a lot of market credibility. You bring the product, Cyberstrats brings the rest.

Radware CEO

Roy Zisapel

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Roy Zisapel

Knowing Gili for many years, I am confident that Cyberstars and its unique composition of investors will play a key role in growing a new generation of leading cybersecurity start-ups

Palo Alto Networks CTO & Founder

Nir Zuk

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Nir Zuk

In 10 years, Palo Alto Networks became the largest independent cybersecurity company due to our relentless focus on our customers’ success. Cyberstarts holds the same philosophy and will guide young entrepreneurs down the right path.

 

CISOs

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security, Novartis

Ziv Maor

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Ziv Maor

VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gram Ludlow

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Gram Ludlow

Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman

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Steven Peltzman

CIO at Palo Alto Networks

Naveen Zutshi

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Naveen Zutshi

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.

VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart

Adam Ely

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Adam Ely

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future

Stu Solomon

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Stu Solomon

CISO/CSO at CLEAR

Michael Antico

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Michael Antico

CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America

Abhishek Agarwal

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Abhishek Agarwal

CISO at PennyMac

Karl Mattson

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Karl Mattson

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

Patrick Joyce

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Patrick Joyce

SVP, Head of Cyber Defense & Monitoring at Wells Fargo

Brian Heemsoth

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Brian Heemsoth

CISO at Dolby

Yaron Levi

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Yaron Levi

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Friedrich Wetschnig

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Friedrich Wetschnig

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Diego Souza

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Diego Souza

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dave Estlick

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Dave Estlick

My goal is to drive needed change across the security landscape and help the industry evolve. I joined Cyberstarts’ CISO board to help entrepreneurs build effective solutions to the complex problems that we are all challenged with.

VP & CISO at Emerson

Tom Schunk

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Tom Schunk

CISO at National Australia Bank

David Fairman

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David Fairman

VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

James Christiansen

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James Christiansen

Getting the product market fit right is incredibly important both for the entrepreneur and myself, the CSO, who is leveraging the technology. I’m honored to join the world’s most experienced CISOs and help young cybersecurity entrepreneurs achieve that.

VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly

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Lenny Maly

CISO at SailPoint

Heather Gantt-Evans

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Heather Gantt-Evans

Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen

Arvin Bansal

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Arvin Bansal

CISO at Ashland

Bob Schuetter

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Bob Schuetter

CISO at Takeda

Mike Towers

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Mike Towers

SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack

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Matthew Mccormack

Chairman of the CISO Board

Jason Clark

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Jason Clark

My mission at Cyberstarts is to bring the world’s top CISOs and security experts to work with a hand-picked group of bright entrepreneurs. Our team assists startups in finding the product market fit, creating awareness and driving adoption. Together, we create simple solutions to today’s most complex problems.

CISO at Synchrony

Gleb Reznik

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Gleb Reznik

Senior Vice President, Cyber Protection and Identity at Optiv

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

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Julie Talbot-Hubbard

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Joseph Tso

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Joseph Tso

Ciso at Armis

Curtis Simpson

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Curtis Simpson

As a CISO passionate about security and technology, I’m excited to be able share my experience and contribute to the larger community. Working alongside fellow technologists with the same passion means that the sky’s the limit as far as future outcomes. Truly happy to be a part of something great.

VP and CISO at Anthem

Dustin Wilcox

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Dustin Wilcox

SVP, Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign

Emily Heath

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Emily Heath

There is an incredible group of professionals behind Cyberstarts and I’m honored to join some of the brightest minds in the business in a united effort to help young entrepreneurs build game-changing companies in the security world.

Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano

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Laz Montano

prev. CISO at MassMutual

Jim Routh

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Jim Routh

A transformational security leader focused on applying risk management discipline to the converged security function for global enterprises. Demonstrated track record aligning the security strategy with the business strategy delivering world-class level security capabilities to drive positive business results.

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Mahmood Khan

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Mahmood Khan

CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley

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Harry Moseley

SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Hans Keil

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Hans Keil

CISO at UBS

Neal Pollard

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Neal Pollard

VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Gary Harbison

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Gary Harbison

VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton

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Michael Britton

CIO at Barclays Investment Bank

Sameer Jain

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Sameer Jain