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Transmit Security President
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.
FireGlass CTO & Co-Founder
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.
Having founded a successful cybersecurity company, I know how crucial it is to have the right investors by your side. Knowing Gili, his personality, network of connections and his track record of building great companies, I'm confident Cyberstarts offers startups a true partnership.
Neebula CEO & Co-Founder
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.
Imperva, Trusteer, and Transmit Founder
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.
Check Point, Imperva, Cato Networks Founder
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.
Armis CEO & Co-Founder
FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO
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.
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.
Dome9 CEO & Co-Founder
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.
Snyk Founder & President
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.
CyberArk Chairman, CEO & Co Founder
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.
Beyond Security CEO & Co-Founder
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.
Demisto CEO & Co-Founder
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.
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
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 CTO & Co-Founder
Cyberstarts maximizes the symbiotic relationship between young and talented entrepreneurs and successful industry veterans.
SVP & CISO at gsk
CISO at Ashland
CISO at National Australia Bank
Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security, Novartis
Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research
Ciso at Armis
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.
CIO at Barclays Investment Bank
Global VP & GM, Digital Identity and Data Services at Optiv
Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen
CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill
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.
Chairman of the CISO Board
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.
VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide
CIO at Palo Alto Networks
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.
Senior Director of Security Operations and Cyber Resilience at The Home Depot
CISO/CSO at CLEAR
CISO at UBS
Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife
VP & CISO at Emerson
CISO, The Home Depot
CIO at Zoom
SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health
VP, CISO at Alliance Data
Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future
CISO at MassMutual
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.
VP and CISO at Anthem
CISO at Takeda
CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex
CISO at Synchrony
VP Security Solutions at Target
VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart
Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign
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.
Executive Director, Deputy Global CISO at Cummins
VP, Global CISO at Bayer
CISO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture
VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope
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.
Head of Security & Compliance at Weight Watchers (WW)
Paul de Graaff
CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America
CISO at Fannie Mae
Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US