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Check Point, Imperva, Cato Networks Founder

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.

Beyond Security CEO & Co-Founder

Assaf Rapoport


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.

Radware CEO

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

FireGlass CTO & Co-Founder

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.

Cloudlock CEO & Co-Founder

Gil Zimmermann


It’s rare to find so many talented and experienced security entrepreneurs in one place, working towards the same goal. We all share a commitment to help the next generation of security innovation and I’m proud to be part of this joint effort.

Imperva, Trusteer, and Transmit Founder

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.

WatchDox CEO & Co-Founder

Moti Rafalin


Being an entrepreneur myself, I can clearly say that what we’ve created here in Cyberstarts is unprecedented – The world’s most renown security leaders joining forces to propel innovation.

Palo Alto Networks CTO & Founder

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 CTO & Co-Founder

Amichai Shulman


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

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.



CISO, The Home Depot

Stephen Ward


Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign

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.

VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly


SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack


CISO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Yaron Levi


Ciso at Armis

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.

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dave Estlisk


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 and CISO at Anthem

Dustin Wilcox


Head of Security & Compliance at Weight Watchers (WW)

Paul de Graaff


Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano


VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

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.

Chairman of the CISO Board

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 MassMutual

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.

CISO at Ashland

Bob Schuetter


VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton


CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Friedrich Wetschnig


CIO at Barclays Investment Bank

Sameer Jain


Global VP & GM, Digital Identity and Data Services at Optiv

July Talbot-Hubbard


Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future

Stu Solomon


VP Security Solutions at Target

Tim Crothers


CISO at National Australia Bank

David Fairman


VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart

Adam Ely



Michael Antico


CISO at Takeda

Mike Towers


Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman


CISO at Synchrony

Gleb Reznik


Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen

Arvin Bansal


CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley


SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Hans Keil


VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Gary Harbison


VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gram Ludlow


CISO at Fannie Mae

Chris Porter


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