Our advisors

Avishai Avivi

Amos Yadlin, Major General (ret.)

Steve Adegbite

Zohar Alon

Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security

Zohar Alon was the Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security, a cloud security company that was acquired by Check Point, where Zohar is now serving as the Head of Cloud Security product line. Zohar is a veteran in networking security. He helped shaping the early days of network security while at Check Point Software, where he built Provider-1, Check Point’s service provider’s management solution, still used today by the world’s largest MSPs and enterprises. Alon has held several leadership and advisory positions in both security and venture capital as well as private equity. Alon graduated from Tel Aviv University, and holds several leadership and advisory roles in venture-backed companies.

Mickey Boodaei

co-founder and CEO of Transmit Security

Mickey is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and product strategist with over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity. In 2002, Mickey co-founded Imperva (IMPV), the leader in Web and database security. In 2007, Mickey founded Trusteer, a fraud prevention company that was acquired by IBM in 2013. Mickey has made early investments in successful cybersecurity companies including Aorato (now part of Microsoft), Hyperwise and Lacoon (now part of Check Point), FireGlass (now part of Symantec), and others.

David Corchia

Co-Founder of EREN and CEO of Total Eren

Following a career path at the intersection of finance and energy at BNP Paribas and JP Morgan Chase, David Corchia joined EDF EN (the renewable energy arm of EDF founded by Pâris Mouratoglou) in 2004 as Head of North America and became CEO of EDF EN Group in 2006 where he led the company through its IPO and until its friendly takeover by French utility EDF. Together with Pâris Mouratoglou, David then co-founded EREN, a diversified group primarily dedicated to efficient management of natural resources and innovation for excellence. The group is active in renewable energy through Total Eren which became in less than 8 years a leading renewable energy IPP, waste water treatment, energy storage, electricity demand response, infrastructure monitoring by optic fiber data collection and analysis among others and holds minority positions in other industries (AI, thermal energy management software, etc.).

Eyal Dagan

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Leaba Semiconductor

Eyal Dagan was the CEO and co-founder of Leaba Semiconductor Ltd, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2016. Since then Eyal is serving as SVP – Hardware Group at Cisco.
Prior to founding Leaba Semiconductor Ltd Eyal was the CEO and co-founder of Dune Networks, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom in January 2010.
Eyal holds BASc and MSc in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dror Davidoff

CEO and co-founder of Aqua Security

Dror Davidoff is the CEO and Co-Founder of Aqua Security. Dror specializes in cyber security and enterprise software. As part of his wide executive experience, Dror held the following positions prior to founding Aqua Security: CRO of ClickTale, VP Sales – Database Security with McAfee and EVP Sales and business development with Sentrigo.

Ofer Elad

co-founder and CEO of WIP (WebintPro)

Ofer Elad was the co-founder and CEO of WIP (WebintPro), which was acquired by Verint. WIP was a world leader in web intelligence for over a decade.

WIP helped governments and business organizations to resolve advanced threats, attacks, and suspicious cyber activities in real time.

Giora Engel

co-founder and vice president, product & strategy at LightCyber

Giora Engel, is the co-founder and CEO of Apiseq, and was the co-founder and CPO of LightCyber, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks. Up until recently Giora was working at PANW as VP of Product Management. Giora is a serial entrepreneur with many years of technological and managerial experience. For nearly a decade, he served as an officer in an elite technological unit in the Israel Defense Forces. His broad range of technology experience spans network analysis, cyber-security, algorithmic coding and mission critical systems. His research in the fields of computer vision and physics has been published in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and the International Journal of Computer Vision, and he holds a patent in the field of image processing. Prior to co-founding LightCyber, Giora co-founded and served as CTO at MeterLive, a consumer insights and audience measurement company, and before that he was Director of Product Management at BQR. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dror Erez

Co-founder and ex-CTO of Conduit

Dror Erez was the founder and CTO of Conduit, one of Israel’s largest Internet companies. Prior to founding Conduit, Dror co-founded Effective–i, a learning system that categorized, organized, and delivered information to shorten search cycles within the enterprise. Today Dror is helping startups companies in strategy, technology and product challenges. Dror has extensive experience in Internet, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and cloud technologies. He holds a B.A. in Physics and Computers from Bar Ilan University.

Ofer Iny

Co-founder and ex-CTO of Leaba Semiconductor

Ofer Iny was the CTO and co-founder of Leaba Semiconductor Ltd, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2016. Since then Ofer is serving as a Fellow with Cisco.
Prior to co-founding Leaba Semiconductor Ltd Ofer was the CTO and co-founder of Dune Networks, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom in January 2010.
He holds an undergraduate degree from California State University – Northridge, and a graduate degree from California State University – Los Angeles.

Harel Kodesh

Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners

Harel Kodesh is an Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a global leader in technology investments with 39 Billion Dollars in combined assets under management and committed capital. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. Kodesh had been with GE where he served as Vice President at Predix and Chief Technology Officer at GE Digital. Before joining GE, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as Chief Product Officer at Amdocs. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company-Qualcomm telematics joint venture. Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including VP of the Information Appliances Division leading, the development of the Microsoft Windows CE – or Windows Mobile – operating system, and pioneered its mobility business. Mr. Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learning, BSquare and Blue Phoenix. Mr. Kodesh sits on the Board of Councilors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.

Shlomo Kramer

co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks

Shlomo Kramer is co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. He is a network security expert and a serial entrepreneur. Shlomo has co-founded Check Point Software, who created the first commercial Firewall, and Imperva, the innovator of the Web Application Firewall. Shlomo has made early investments in successful cybersecurity companies including Palo Alto Networks, Trusteer, and numerous others. He was named CEO of the Year by SC Magazine in 2008, one of “20 luminaries who changed the network industry” by Network World in 2006, and was inducted into the InfoSec Hall of Fame in April 2013.Shlomo holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University.

Guy Leibovitz

founder and CEO of Cognigo

Guy Leibovitz was the founder and CEO of Cognigo, which was acquired by NetApp. Guy has over 12 years of experience in technical research and cybersecurity leadership. Prior to founding Cognigo Guy has also served as an independent consultant to top companies, specializing in applying machine learning algorithms to cyber security solutions.

Rakesh Loonkar

co-founder and president of Transmit Security

Rakesh is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and a seasoned executive. In 2007, Rakesh co-founded Trusteer, which was acquired by IBM in 2013. Previously, Rakesh was the founder of OneSecure, together with Nir Zuk (acquired by NetScreen Technologies) and then served as vice president of North American sales at NetScreen (now part of Juniper Networks). Rakesh has made early investments in successful cybersecurity companies including Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Securent (now part of Cisco), Mi5 Networks (now part of Symantec), Watchdox (now part of Blackberry), and many others.

Paul Maritz

 

Paul Maritz is an active technology investor. He has previously served as: CEO/Founder Pivotal Software 2012-2015, CEO VMware 2008-2013, CEO/Founder PI Corp 2003-2008, and Senior VP Microsoft 1986-2000, where he headed product development for system products, including Microsoft Windows. He has had a long standing interest in digital and financial inclusion, serving as Chair of the Grameen Foundation 2003-2010, and the use of technology in development and conservation.

Stuart McClure

founder and CEO of Cylance

Stuart McClure was the founder and CEO of Cylance – a next gen end point security company that got acquired by BlackBerry for $1.4B. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager at McAfee/Intel. Prior to McAfee Stuart was the co-founder and CTO of FoundStone, a network vulnerability scanner that got acquired by McAfee. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed.

Avery More

 

Avery More has been investing in Technology companies since 1994 through his own funds and working with larger VC Funds (Sevin Rosen and Menlo Ventures). Recent successful liquidity events were the SolarEdge IPO, the sale of Datorama to Salesforce.com and the Sale of Dome9 Security to Checkpoint Technologies. Prior to his Investment career, Mr. More was the president and chief executive officer of CompuCom Systems Inc. from 1989 to 1993. Mr. More currently serves on the board of directors of Appdome, OverOps & BuzzStream. Avery holds an Electrical Engineer degree from the Technion.

Pâris Mouratoglou

Co-Founder of EREN and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Total Eren

As a serial entrepreneur in the energy sector, Pâris Mouratoglou has previously co-founded Sithe, a leading gas Independent Power Producer listed on NYSE in 1992, and was the founder of SIIF Energies, a renewable energy company which became EDF EN in 2004. Pâris served as Chairman of EDF EN until its takeover by French Utility EDF in 2011. Together with David Corchia, he then co-founded EREN, a diversified group primarily dedicated to efficient management of natural resources and innovation for excellence. The group is active in renewable energy through Total Eren which became in less than 8 years a leading renewable energy IPP, waste water treatment, energy storage, electricity demand response, infrastructure monitoring by optic fiber data collection and analysis among others and holds minority positions in other industries (AI, thermal energy management software, etc.).

Idan Plotnik

co-founder and CEO of Aorato

Idan Plotnik was the co-founder and CEO of Aorato, which was acquired by Microsoft. Prior to founding Aorato, Idan was the co-founder and CEO at Foreity – an MS security subcontractor acquired by Aman Group in 2012.Idan has more than a decade of experience in the security industry. He has a rich and versatile technological background related to the security and IT of mission critical systems. Idan also holds the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for enterprise security.

Noam Stern

Serial entrepreneur and Co-founder of Financial Algorithms Ltd.

Noam Stern co-founded Financial Algorithms Ltd., one of the world’s most successful High Frequency Trading companies, currently valued at several billions. Noam envisioned the concept and strategic direction of Financial Algorithms and co-managed the company in its early years. In recent years, Noam serves as mentor, angel and consultant to a changing handful of start-up companies. In 2016 Noam co-founded Neural Algorithms Ltd., a machine learning company.

Eyal Waldman

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Mellanox

Eyal Waldman is a co-founder of Mellanox and has served as Mellanox’s president and chief executive officer since March 1999 until its acquisition by Nvidia for 7 Billion dollars in April 2020.
Eyal was the co-founder of Galileo Technology Ltd., a semiconductor company, and from March 1993 to February 1999 Eyal served as their Vice President of Engineering. Galileo was acquired by Marvell Technology Group in January 2001.
From August 1989 to March 1993 Eyal held a number of design and architecture related positions at Intel Corporation.
Eyal is a board member with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Pliops Ltd.
Eyal holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Giora Yaron

Doctor of Physics, entrepreneur, businessman

Giora Yaron is a Doctor of Physics, entrepreneur, businessman, and was until recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv University. Giora is known as one of the founding fathers of Israel’s high-tech industry. Giora was involved in the establishment of many startups: Itamar Medical, P-Cube (sold to Cisco), Quilt, Hyperwise Security (sold to Check Point), Siraj Technologies, Pentacom (sold to Cisco), Qumranet (sold to Red Hat). Giora sits on the following board of directors: Amdocs, Itamar Medical, Quilt, Excelero and Equalum

Jonathan Yaron

CEO of Accellion

Jonathan Yaron is the CEO of Accellion, a Palo Alto, California-based private cloud solutions company, focused on secure file sharing and collaboration. He has over 25 years of enterprise software industry experience, as well as extensive strategic and operational expertise. Prior to Accellion, Jonathan was Founder, CEO and Chairman of Enigma, a service lifecycle management company, a position he held for 21 years, before selling the business to PTC. Jonathan is a graduate of Tel Aviv University with a degree in Economics and Management and a specialization in operation research.

Oren Zeev

Israeli-American venture capitalist and head of Zeev Ventures

Oren Zeev is an Israeli-American venture capitalist and head of Zeev Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with early-round investments in technology companies. Zeev has had notable investments in Houzz, Audible, Tipalti, Chegg, and TripActions.

Avishai Avivi

Chief Information Security Officer – Tax Credit Co. LLC

Avi joined TCC in 2019, with over 20 years as a senior Information Security leader at multiple companies including Wells Fargo and E*Trade. Avi has created and implemented security programs with focus on best practices and control maturity. Avi’s Information Security career started with his service at the Israeli Defense Forces Unit 8200. His career spans multiple roles and domains across Information Security including information security product research and development, professional services, customer support, consulting, and strategic leadership. Avi holds a dual MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Columbia University’s Business School. He is CISSP and CISM certified and holds the Stanford University Strategic Decision and Risk Management program certification.

Amos Yadlin

Major General (ret.)

Amos Yadlin has been the Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) since November 2011. INSS is the leading strategic Think Tank in Israel.

General Yadlin served for over 40 years in the Israel Defense Forces, ten of which as a member of the IDF General Staff. From 2006-2010, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin served as the Israel chief of Defense Intelligence. From 2004-2006, he served as the IDF attaché to the United States. In February 2002, he earned the rank of major general and was named commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College.

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin, a former deputy commander of the Israel Air Force, has commanded two fighter squadrons and two airbases. He has also served as Head of IAF Planning Department (1990-1993). He accumulated about 5,000 flight hours and flew more than 250 combat missions behind enemy lines. He participated in the Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Peace for Galilee (1982) and Operation Tamuz – the destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq (1981).

Yadlin holds a B.A. in economics and business administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1985). He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994).

Steve Adegbite

 

Steve Adegbite is the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Cotiviti Corporation. He is the primary executive responsible for ensuring the establishing, executing, and maintaining of Cotiviti Corporation vision, strategy and program structure for all company wide security and business continuity programs. Prior to joining Cotiviti, Steve was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for E*TRADE Financial Services. Prior to joining E*TRADE, he was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight and Strategy Organization at Wells Fargo & Co. Prior to joining Wells Fargo & Co., he was the Director, Cyber Security Strategies at Lockheed Martin Information Services and Global Services (IS&GS). Prior to that, Steve was the Chief Security Strategist for Adobe Systems Inc. within the Adobe Secure Software Engineering. Prior to joining Adobe, Steve worked in various positions in Microsoft’s Trust Worthy Computing (TWC) organization most notably on the Secure Windows Initiative (SWI) and Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) EcoStrat team. Before Steve joined the private sector, he was an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served in Information Operations (IO) positions at various Intelligence community agencies both as a government employee and as an associate consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technologyconsulting firm. Steve is longtime member of the US and International security community.