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2007 | Cybersecurity

Yoav Leitersdorf, Managing Partner

Ofer Schreiber, Partner and Head of Israel Office

John Brennan, Partner

Andy Ellis, Operating Partner

Sharon Seemann, Chief Marketing Officer

A remarkable vision and exceptional founding team is key

Based in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, YL Ventures funds and supports Israeli cybersecurity entrepreneurs from seed to lead, managing over $300 million. The firm's track record includes investment in Israeli cybersecurity unicorns such as Axonius and Orca Security, as well as high-profile portfolio company acquisitions by major corporations including Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft, CA, and Proofpoint.

YL Ventures’ dedicated value-add team provides long-term hands-on support from day one to accelerate growth of its portfolio companies. From customer introductions and business development to marketing, budgeting, and hiring, YL Ventures offers a strong head start and competitive advantage to help its portfolio companies build category-leading companies. “Our team and network are designed to manifest that strategy," says Ofer Schreiber, Partner and Head of the Israeli office. “We invest in a small number of teams per year in order to have the bandwidth to give them the most tailored and hands-on support. We provide guidance and assistance according to their needs and stages in order to maximize their strengths. Our main goal is to ensure their success, and we invest all our resources to do just that.”

As a part of its service, YL Ventures launched its Venture Advisory Board in 2018, which today includes over 100 Chief Information Security Officers and senior cybersecurity executives in large multinational corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, Uber, Samsung, Nike, Crowdstrike and more.This group of advisors helps guide the firm’s portfolio companies on product development, productmarket fit, and go-to-market strategies and provides continuous support throughout the companies’ lifecycle. Managing Partner Yoav Leitersdorf adds that, “the advisors are exposed to potential investments in cutting-edge Israeli cybersecurity startups, are able to influence the development of products, and gain an early look into brilliant solutions born in Israel. These advisors often sign on as official company angel investors, advisors, design partners, or become customers.”

Photos by Eric Sultan



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