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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adi Sharabani

CEO and Founder at SkyCure

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

Yevgeny Dibrov

Founder & CEO at Armis

Peter Mckay

CEO at Snyk

Mille Gandelsman

VP, OT Security Products at Tenable

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

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & 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

Gil Zimmermann

Founder & CEO, Cloudlock

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

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

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

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

Marius Nacht

Founder of Check Point Software

Our CISO’s

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

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

Senior Vice President, Cyber Protection and Identity at Optiv

David Currie

CISO at Nubank

Gary Harbison

VP, Global CISO at Bayer

Adam Ely

VP & Deputy CISO at Walmart

Jim Routh

prev. CISO at MassMutual

Heather Gantt-Evans

Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint

Brian Heemsoth

SVP, Head of Cyber Defense & Monitoring at Wells Fargo

Keith Gordon


Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Naveen Zutshi

CIO at Palo Alto Networks

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mahmood Khan

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Umesh Yerram


Todd Friedman

CISO at Resmed

Gleb Reznik

CISO at Synchrony

Scott Morris

CISO at Zipari

Lenny Maly

VP, Global Security Engineering and Architecture

Karthik Swarnam


Emily Heath

SVP, Chief Trust & Security Officer at DocuSign

Tom Schunk

CISO at Emerson

Gram Ludlow

VP of Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Hans Keil

SVP & CIO at Beaumont Health

Neal Pollard


Abhishek Agarwal

CISO at Fresenius Medical Care North America

Patrick Joyce

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

Yaron Levi

CISO at Dolby

Betty Elliot

CISO at FreddieMac

Michael Antico


David Fairman

CISO at National Australia Bank

Shaun Khalfan

CISO at Discover Financial Services

Andrew Kirkland

CISO at Starbucks

Arvin Bansal

Sr. Dir. Cloud Security Risk Governance

James Christiansen

VP, Cloud Security Transformation at Netskope

Tony Ferguson

Head of IT at Forrester

Ori Fragman

CISO at Ahold Delhaize

Friedrich Wetschnig

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Stu Solomon

Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Recorded Future

Dustin Wilcox

VP and CISO at Anthem

Rich Baich


Bobby Singh


Frank Fanzilli

Former CIO at CSFB

Matthew Mccormack

SVP & CISO at gsk

Mike Towers

CISO at Takeda

Sameer Jain

CTO at Nomura

Harry Moseley

CIO at Zoom

Joseph Tso

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security at Novartis

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Frank Nazzaro

CISO at Freddie Mac

Laz Montano

Former CISO at MassMutual, MetLife

Bob Schuetter

CISO at Ashland

Karl Mattson

CISO at PennyMac

Jason Clark

Chairman of the CISO Board

With significant financial backing, our companies
are on their ascent to great cyber market success.