Surrounding our portfolio founders with the most valuable relationships


Our Portfolio Founders

are an invaluable support network for one another

Several Founders have become Cyberstarts investors too.

This gives us extra special joy.

Our Investors

are the most successful cybersecurity entrepreneurs
and they’re on your team

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

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.

Gonen Fink

LightCyber CEO

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.

Shlomo Kramer

Founder Check Point Software, Founder & CEO at Impreva, Cato

Peter Mckay

CEO at Snyk

Cyberstart's extreme market focus, combined with Gili's deep experience and an amazing advisory network, sets up cybersecurity startups for success like no other.

Guy Podjarny

Snyk Founder & President

The close work with Gili and his CISOs network enabled us to accelerate product innovation and cut time to market.

Ofer Hendler

Founder & CEO at Trustdome

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.

Mickey Boodaei

Founder & CEO at Trusteer, Transmit

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.

Yair Grindlinger

FireLayers Co-Founder & CEO

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.

Udi Mokady

CyberArk Chairman, CEO & Co Founder

Mille Gandelsman

VP, OT Security Products at Tenable

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.

Dan Amiga

Founder & CTO at Fireglass and Zero Abstraction

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.

Nir Zuk

Founder & CTO, Palo Alto Netwotks

Marius Nacht

Founder of Check Point Software

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.

Zohar Alon

Dome9 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.

Slavik Markovich

Demisto 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.

Assaf Rappaport

Founder & CEO at Adallom, Wiz, GM at Microsoft Security BU

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.

Rakesh K. Loonkar

Founder & President at Trusteer, Transmit

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.

Roy Zisapel

Founder & CEO at Radware

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

Amichai Shulman

Imperva CTO & Co-Founder

Adi Sharabani

CEO and Founder at SkyCure

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.

Yuval Cohen

Neebula CEO & Co-Founder

Yevgeny Dibrov

Founder & CEO at Armis

Gil Zimmermann

Founder & CEO, Cloudlock

Our CISO’s

collaborate closely with our Founders to solve their biggest challenges from deep within their deliberation chambers

Naveen Zutshi

CIO at Databricks

Mike Towers

Chief Digital Trust Officer at Takeda

Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Betty Elliot

CISO at FreddieMac

James Christiansen

VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

Laz Montano

Information technology consultant at Physician Partners of America

Gleb Reznik

Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security at Novartis

Shaun Khalfan

SVP, CISO at Discover Financial Services

Scott Morris

SVP, CISO at Zipari

David Currie

CISO at Nubank

Matthew Mccormack

SVP & CISO at gsk

Keith Gordon


Ori Fragman

CISO at Ahold Delhaize

Hans Keil

SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Andrew Kirkland

CISO at Starbucks

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

Senior Vice President, Cyber Protection and Identity at Optiv

Adam Ely

CISO at Fidelity Investments

Todd Friedman

CISO at Resmed

Dustin Wilcox

VP and CISO at Anthem

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Stu Solomon

President at Recorded Future

Joseph Tso

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Michael Antico


Frank Nazzaro

CISO at Freddie Mac

Rich Baich


Yaron Levi

CISO at Dolby

Jason Clark

Chairman of the CISO Board

Patrick Joyce

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

Gary Harbison

VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Ricardo Lafosse

Chief CISO at The Kraft Heinz Company

Gram Ludlow

SVP, Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Mahmood Khan

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Arvin Bansal

Sr. Dir. Cloud Security Risk Governance

Tom Schunk

VP, CISO at Emerson

Emily Heath

Previous CISO at DocuSign

Tony Ferguson

Head of IT at Forrester

Karl Mattson

CISO at Noname

David Fairman

CSO at Netskope

Frank Fanzilli

Former CIO at CSFB

Harry Moseley

CIO at Zoom

Abhishek Agarwal

CISO & Head of IT at Helix

Umesh Yerram


Sameer Jain

CIO at Nomura

Kevin McCarty

Managing Director, Information Protection at Cigna

Heather Gantt-Evans

Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint

Bobby Singh


Friedrich Wetschnig

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Jim Routh

prev. CISO at MassMutual

Bob Schuetter

CISO at Ashland

Karthik Swarnam


Lenny Maly

CISO at Granicus

Our VC Partners

With significant financial backing from our trusted network of co-investors, our companies are on their ascent to great cyber market success.