Our network

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

 

Entrepreneurs

Transmit Security President 

Rakesh K. Loonkar

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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

Dan Amiga

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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

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Cloud Harmonics, Secure Dynamics, Securematics, OneSecure Founder

Pradeep Aswani

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Argus Cyber Security CEO & Founder

Ofer Ben-Noon

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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

Yuval Cohen

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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

Mickey Boodaei

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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

Shlomo Kramer

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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

Yevgeny Dibrov

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FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO

Yair Grindlinger

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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.

LightCyber CEO

Gonen Fink

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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

Zohar Alon

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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

Guy Podjarny

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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

Udi Mokady

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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

Assaf Rappaport

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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

Slavik Markovich

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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.

Radware CEO

Roy Zisapel

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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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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

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

 

CISOs

SVP & CISO at gsk

Matthew Mccormack

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CISO at Ashland

Bob Schuetter

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CISO at National Australia Bank

David Fairman

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Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security, Novartis

Ziv Maor

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Chief Business Technology Officer at Forrester Research

Steven Peltzman

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Ciso at Armis

Curtis Simpson

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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

Sameer Jain

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

July Talbot-Hubbard

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Senior Director, Cyber, Data and Risk Governance for AmerisourceBergen

Arvin Bansal

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CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dave Estlick

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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

Jason Clark

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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

Gram Ludlow

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CIO at Palo Alto Networks

Naveen Zutshi

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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

Heather Gantt-Evans

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CISO/CSO at CLEAR

Michael Antico

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CISO at UBS

Neal Pollard

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Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Laz Montano

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VP & CISO at Emerson

Tom Schunk

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CISO, The Home Depot

Stephen Ward

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CIO at Zoom

Harry Moseley

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SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Hans Keil

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VP, CISO at Alliance Data

Michael Britton

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Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future

Stu Solomon

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CISO at MassMutual

Jim Routh

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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

Dustin Wilcox

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CISO at Takeda

Mike Towers

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CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Friedrich Wetschnig

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CISO at Synchrony

Gleb Reznik

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VP Security Solutions at Target

Tim Crothers

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VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart

Adam Ely

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Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign

Emily Heath

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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

Diego Souza

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VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Gary Harbison

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CISO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Yaron Levi

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VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Lenny Maly

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VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

James Christiansen

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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

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CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America

Abhishek Agarwal

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CISO at Fannie Mae

Chris Porter

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Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Joseph Tso

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