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

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

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

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

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

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

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

Peter Mckay

CEO at Snyk

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

Amichai Shulman

Imperva CTO & Co-Founder

Mille Gandelsman

VP, OT Security Products at Tenable

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

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

Yevgeny Dibrov

Founder & CEO at Armis

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

Gil Zimmermann

Founder & CEO, Cloudlock

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’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

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

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

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

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

Adi Sharabani

CEO and Founder at SkyCure

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)

Erik Bataller

VP Security at ACV Auctions

Jeff Farinich

Chief Information Security Officer at New American Funding

Steve Hall

Chief Cyber Security Advisor at Barclays

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Paychex

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope

Todd Friedman

CISO at Resmed

Karl Mattson

CISO at Noname

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mike Crowe

Retired Chief Information Officer

Abhishek Agarwal

CISO & Head of IT at Helix

Betty Elliot

CISO at FreddieMac

Gram Ludlow

SVP, Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Chris Sawall

Deputy CISO at Bayer

Spencer Mott

Chief Security Officer at Booking Holdings

Kevin McCarty

CISO US Healthcare & Managing Director at Cigna

Oran Hollander

Chief Information Security Officer at Babylon Health

Adam Holland

VP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at The Wendy's Company

Joey Johnson

CISO at Premise Health

Aman Thind

Chief Technology Officer at State Street

Heather Gantt-Evans

Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint

Patrick Joyce

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

Pete Chronis

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer at Paramount

Dror Hevlin

Chief Information Security Officer at SolarEdge Technologies

Mike Towers

Chief Digital Trust Officer at Takeda

Friedrich Wetschnig

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Stu Solomon

President at Recorded Future

Tony Ferguson

Head of IT at Forrester

Frank Nazzaro

CISO at Freddie Mac

Naveen Zutshi

CIO at Databricks

Mark Sutton

Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer at Bain Capital

Eddie Borrero

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Shield of California

Sharon Hagi

Chief Security Officer

Gleb Reznik

Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co

Andrew Wilder

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (Global CISO) at Hillenbrand

Andrew Kirkland

Global Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo

Arvin Bansal

CISO at Nissan Motor Corporation

Mike Melo

Vice President Technology Shared Services & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at LifeLabs

Ori Fragman

CISO at Hapag-Lloyd

Moni Givol

Chief Information Security Officer at ironSource

John W Graham

Chief Information Security Officer at NetJets

Sameer Jain

CIO at Nomura

Sri Manda

Chief Information Security Officer at The RealReal

Tom Schunk

VP, CISO at Emerson

Nicole Darden Ford

Global Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Rockwell Automation

Frank Fanzilli

Former CIO at CSFB

David Currie

CISO at Nubank

Joseph Tso

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Lenny Maly

CISO at Granicus

Ricardo Lafosse

Chief CISO at The Kraft Heinz Company

Karthik Swarnam

Chief Information Security Officer at Kroger

Bob Schuetter

CISO at Ashland

Lori Havlovitz

Chief Information Security Officer at Haleon

Matthew Mccormack

Chief Information Security Officer at BNY Mellon

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security at Novartis

Umesh Yerram


Gary Harbison

Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Johnson & Johnson

Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Bobby Singh


Mahmood Khan

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Nathan Kennedy

AVP Cybersecurity at Molina Healthcare

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

Senior Vice President, Cyber Protection and Identity at Optiv

Dustin Wilcox

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Elevance Health

Adam Ely

CISO at Fidelity Investments

Keith Gordon


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.