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

Yevgeny Dibrov

Founder & CEO at Armis

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

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

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

Nadir Izrael

Armis CTO & Co-Founder

Peter Mckay

CEO at Snyk

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

Mille Gandelsman

VP, OT Security Products at Tenable

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 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

Adi Sharabani

CEO and Founder at SkyCure

Marius Nacht

Founder of Check Point Software

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’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

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

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

Amichai Shulman

Imperva 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

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

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 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

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

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)

Nicole Darden Ford

Global Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Rockwell Automation

Karthik Swarnam

Chief Information Security Officer at Kroger

Adam Ely

CISO at Fidelity Investments

Curtis Simpson

Ciso at Armis

Oran Hollander

Chief Information Security Officer at Babylon Health

Pete Chronis

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer at Paramount

Joseph Tso

Chief Information Security Officer at Scotiabank US

Steve Hall

Chief Cyber Security Advisor at Barclays

Ziv Maor

Head of Security Architecture and Cyber Security at Novartis

Dave Estlick

CISO at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Scott Kampwerth

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Mahmood Khan

SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer at CNA Insurance

Betty Elliot

CISO at FreddieMac

Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cummins

Joey Johnson

CISO at Premise Health

Kevin McCarty

CISO US Healthcare & Managing Director at Cigna

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope

Sharon Hagi

Chief Security Officer

Lenny Maly

CISO at Granicus

Gleb Reznik

Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co

Bob Schuetter

CISO at Ashland

Mike Towers

Founder & Principal

Tom Schunk

VP, CISO at Emerson

Andrew Wilder

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

Umesh Yerram


Chris Sawall

Deputy CISO at Bayer

Mark Sutton

Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer at Bain Capital

Sameer Jain

CIO at Nomura

Erik Bataller

VP Security at ACV Auctions

Dustin Wilcox

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Elevance Health

Frank Fanzilli

Former CIO at CSFB

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

President, Services

Andrew Kirkland

Global Chief Information Security Officer at PepsiCo

John W Graham

Chief Information Security Officer at NetJets

Mark Conrad

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, AVP Cyber Defense

Matthew Mccormack

Chief Information Security Officer at BNY Mellon

Dror Hevlin

Chief Information Security Officer at SolarEdge Technologies

Bobby Singh


Aman Thind

Chief Technology Officer at State Street

David Currie

CISO at Nubank

Nathan Kennedy

AVP Cybersecurity at Molina Healthcare

Ori Fragman

CISO at Hapag-Lloyd

Karl Mattson

CISO at Noname

Mike Crowe

Retired Chief Information Officer

Tony Ferguson

Head of IT at Forrester

Patrick Joyce

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

Stu Solomon

President at Recorded Future

Ricardo Lafosse

Chief CISO at The Kraft Heinz Company

Gram Ludlow

SVP, Global Information Security at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Paychex

Sri Manda

Chief Information Security Officer at The RealReal

Keith Gordon


Naveen Zutshi

CIO at Databricks

Todd Friedman

CISO at Resmed

Eddie Borrero

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

Lori Havlovitz

Chief Information Security Officer at Haleon

David Silva

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Frank Nazzaro

CISO at Freddie Mac

Friedrich Wetschnig

CISO & VP Enterprise Information Technology at Flex

Adam Holland

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

Gary Harbison

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

Moni Givol

Chief Information Security Officer at ironSource

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.