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

Marius Nacht

Founder of Check Point Software

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

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

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

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

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

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Mille Gandelsman

VP, OT Security Products at Tenable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amichai Shulman

Imperva CTO & 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

Gil Zimmermann

Founder & CEO, Cloudlock

Adi Sharabani

CEO and Founder at SkyCure

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

Yevgeny Dibrov

Founder & CEO at Armis

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

Our CISO’s

collaborate closely with our Founders to solve their biggest challenges from deep within their deliberation chambers (Sunrise methodology and CISO program disclosure)

Anthony Lauderdale

Founder of Magna Reign

Pete Chronis

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer at Paramount

Sameer Jain

CIO at Nomura

Neil Robinson

Head of Cyber Security & Network at Virgin Money

Dustin Wilcox

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Elevance Health

Frank Nazzaro

CISO at Freddie Mac

Lenny Maly

CISO at Granicus

Steve Hall

Chief Cyber Security Advisor at Barclays

Oded Blatman

CIO & CISO at Fireblocks

David Currie

CISO at Nubank

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security Officer at Cyera

Nathan Kennedy

AVP Cybersecurity at Molina Healthcare

Tom Schunk

Ex CISO at Emerson

Mike Crowe

Ex CIO at Colgate

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Paychex

Ori Fragman

CISO at Hapag-Lloyd

Gram Ludlow

Director, Security Product Line Manager at HPE

Andrew Kirkland

Global Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo

Scott Kampwerth

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Sharon Hagi

Chief Security Officer

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Mark Conrad

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, AVP Cyber Defense

Tony Ferguson

Head of IT at Forrester

Joey Johnson

CISO at Premise Health

Ricardo Lafosse

Chief CISO at The Kraft Heinz Company

Aman Thind

Chief Technology Officer at State Street

John W Graham

Chief Information Security Officer at NetJets

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

President, Services

Erik Hart

Chief Information Security Officer at Cushman & Wakefield

Betty Elliot

CISO at FreddieMac

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security at Novartis

Sri Manda

Chief Security & Trust Officer at Peloton

Andrew Wilder

David Silva

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

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.