Our network

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

 

Entrepreneurs

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.

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.

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.

Armis CEO & Co-Founder

Yevgeny Dibrov

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Yevgeny Dibrov

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.

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.

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.

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.

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Nadir Izrael

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Nadir Izrael

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cloud Harmonics, Secure Dynamics, Securematics, OneSecure Founder

Pradeep Aswani

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Pradeep Aswani

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

 

CISOs

SVP, Head of Cyber Defense & Monitoring at Wells Fargo

Brian Heemsoth

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Brian Heemsoth

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Mahmood Khan

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Mahmood Khan

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

Patrick Joyce

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Patrick Joyce

CISO at PennyMac

Karl Mattson

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Karl Mattson

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security, Novartis

Ziv Maor

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Ziv Maor

CISO at UBS

Neal Pollard

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Neal Pollard

CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America

Abhishek Agarwal

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Abhishek Agarwal

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Diego Souza

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Diego Souza

VP & CISO at Emerson

Tom Schunk

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Tom Schunk

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.

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Joseph Tso

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Joseph Tso

CISO at SailPoint

Heather Gantt-Evans

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Heather Gantt-Evans

CIO at Barclays Investment Bank

Sameer Jain

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Sameer Jain

Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman

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Steven Peltzman

VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly

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Lenny Maly

CISO at Dolby

Yaron Levi

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Yaron Levi

VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton

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Michael Britton

SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack

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Matthew Mccormack

Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano

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Laz Montano

CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley

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Harry Moseley