Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf has been a successful tech entrepreneur and investor for the past two decades. YL Ventures, which he founded, invests early in core-technology software companies in and around the Internet, and accelerates their evolution via value-added involvement and Silicon Valley-based business development.
Mr. Leitersdorf currently serves on the boards of five YL Ventures portfolio companies: Hexadite (automated cyber incident response), Seculert (cloud-based malware detection), Upstream Commerce (online retail intelligence), BlazeMeter (self-service performance testing cloud) and FireLayers (security, compliance and IT governance for cloud applications and data). Yoav served on the boards of ClickTale (customer experience analytics) until it was mostly exited by YL Ventures, and AcceloWeb (browser experience optimization) until it was acquired by Limelight Networks.
Mr. Leitersdorf was the CEO and cofounder of Movota (mobile gaming) acquired by Bertelsmann, the CTO and cofounder of ExchangePath (online payments) acquired by CMGI, and the CEO and cofounder of PcEntertainer Magazine. Mr. Leitersdorf was also an associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures, studied at IMD, and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. Leitersdorf's expertise and work has been extensively featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Wired, TechCrunch, Re/code, VentureBeat, InformationWeek, The Next Web and other publications. He also participates in well-known events including the Code Conference by Re/code and Fortune Brainstorm TECH.
John G. Quigley is a longtime principal investor. As a founder and managing partner of Nassau Capital, established in the mid-90s as the sole manager of the Princeton endowment’s alternative assets, Mr. Quigley has invested across the spectrum of private equity, venture capital, real estate and energy, both in funds and directly. Nassau Capital’s investment performance during the decade following its launch fueled a period of extraordinary growth by the Princeton endowment.
Mr. Quigley was a partner of one of the pioneering leveraged buyout investment firms during the 1980s. Thereafter he was co-founder of the merchant banking arm of a major international bank. He began his career as an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. Mr. Quigley has served as a director of companies in a wide range of industries, and as an advisory board member of several private equity funds.
Mr. Quigley is a graduate of Georgetown (A.B., summa cum laude), Stanford (J.D., M.B.A.) and Columbia (M.Phil.). For many years he has taught courses on private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial finance, most recently at Stanford Law School, and previously at Princeton, Columbia and NYU.
Ofer Schreiber, Associate at YL Ventures, has broad responsibilities across deal sourcing, investment due diligence and portfolio company value-add. Mr. Schreiber currently serves as a board observer of FireLayers (security, compliance and IT governance for cloud applications and data) and Hexadite (automated cyber incident response).
Mr. Schreiber joined the firm as Analyst in 2009 from IVC Research Center where he spent nearly three years researching and analyzing the technology and venture capital industry. While at IVC, he specialized in the telecommunications, Internet and mobile sectors and also conducted research relating to investment firms.
Mr. Schreiber holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Tel Aviv University. He served in an elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps in the Israel Defense Forces.
Yoav's personal commitment to us was strong from investment to exit. He rolled up his sleeves and worked hard for AcceloWeb. He was responsive and efficient – getting back to us quickly, prioritizing our needs at the top."
Co-Founder and CEO