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FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO

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.

Imperva CTO & Co-Founder

Amichai Shulman


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

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.

Demisto CEO & Co-Founder

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.

Snyk Founder & President

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.

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.

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

Argus Cyber Security CEO & Founder

Ofer Ben-Noon


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.

Dome9 CEO & Co-Founder

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.

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.

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.

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Nadir Izrael


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 companies.

Neebula CEO & Co-Founder

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.

LightCyber CEO

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.

CyberArk Chairman, CEO & Co Founder

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.

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.

Armis CEO & Co-Founder

Yevgeny Dibrov




Executive Director, Deputy Global CISO at Cummins

Diego Souza


VP & CISO at Emerson

Tom Schunk


CIO at Palo Alto Networks

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


Senior Director of Security Operations and Cyber Resilience at The Home Depot

Heather Gantt-Evans


CIO at Barclays Investment Bank

Sameer Jain


Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman


VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly


CISO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Yaron Levi


CISO, The Home Depot

Stephen Ward


VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton


SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack


Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano


CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley


VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Gary Harbison


VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Gram Ludlow


CISO at Ashland

Bob Schuetter


Head of Security & Compliance at Weight Watchers (WW)

Paul de Graaff


CISO at Takeda

Mike Towers


CISO at Synchrony

Gleb Reznik


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