We lead $2-4M seed investments and continue our financial support in follow-on rounds.
We seek the best Israeli tech startups and accelerate their growth in the US and globally with our vast Silicon Valley business network.
We see ourselves as hard-working allies of our entrepreneurs, complementing their talents in all strategic and tactical aspects of building great companies.
We cherry-pick the few most brilliant innovators and commit ourselves fully to each and every company’s evolution.
We are focused on immediate market traction and high growth rate. At the same time, we appreciate that long-term success comes in various flavors and support each portfolio company through their unique journey.
Enterprise-grade solutions for current & evolving cyber threats
“We have had an exceptional experience getting CyCode off the ground with YL Ventures. Before they even signed on, the YLV team had already connected us to dozens of potential high-profile customers and offered invaluable guidance and notes after each call. By the time we joined their portfolio, we had a full process outlined with the best in class vendors to assist. The entire team has supported us across every field, from marketing to business development, to help us move Cycode from stealth to spotlight in just a matter of weeks. We’re thrilled to be on this journey with YLV and their incredibly talented team!”
“YL Ventures sets the gold standard for value-add VC's. From its incredibly talented team to its unparalleled industry network, YLV houses the perfect support structure for Israeli-based cybersecurity startups. Its team has worked relentlessly as a virtual extension of the company. We couldn't ask for a better partner!”
“YL Ventures is truly the best investor with whom I’ve ever worked. The whole team effectively acts as an extension to our team helping us in market research, marketing activities, and, most importantly, introductions to potential customers and partners. We really see them as partners in this crazy rollercoaster ride. They are there with us to celebrate our victories, and they are there to give us a shoulder to lean on when we need it. During the investment process, they encouraged us to speak with the founders of their portfolio companies. We heard the same from all of the founders: “YLV is an amazing investor. Among all of our investors, they are the most involved and helpful by far.””
“YL Ventures is an outlier in the VC industry, taking what a value-add venture firm can do for its portfolio companies to the next level. From the moment we started working together it seemed like the team at YL Ventures never sleeps, working continuously to put us in front of potential clients, investors, partners and industry experts, all providing us with priceless feedback crucial for building our company for success. YL Ventures is the best partner we, or any entrepreneur for that matter, could ask for.”
“Thank you Yoav and Ofer. You’re truly great investors and board members. You delivered the financial backing, market, media and analyst relationships, introductions to investors and helped with senior executives and board member recruiting. You pushed to make tough decisions, keep the budget under control and the eyes on the ball. But most importantly, you were real partners in every step of the way. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with you again. Thank you!”
“YL Ventures is an incredibly supportive fund and we couldn’t be happier to have them on as investors. They have been leveraging their active network of strategic partners, potential customers, and follow-on investors to assist us in creating our initial footprint and ongoing company growth in the US market and beyond.”
“YL Ventures embodies the true essence of a value-add investor. From the day we met, the team at YL Ventures has been incredibly helpful in terms of connecting us to strategic partners and clients, providing valuable research and answering day to day questions that entrepreneurs deal with. This unrelenting effort has persisted ever since as YL Ventures remains a true partner to us.”
“From the first meeting with YL Ventures’ team we realized we’re dealing with true professionals, but we couldn’t imagine how great their support and involvement would be in such a short period of time. Right from the start Yoav & Ofer acted as part of the founding team, providing invaluable support in all aspects of our business - from giving us strategic advice through connecting us with their broad business network and helping with marketing efforts. We couldn’t ask for better partners!”
“Yoav - You are a class act and a complete inspiration. You constantly provided leads, ideas and support. I learned a ton from you.”
“Yoav was one of the first to believe in us, and since then we have come to rely on his astute guidance and insights. Yoav is a visionary, big-picture thinker, marvelously attuned to the evolution of cloud computing, where it is going and the market opportunities it is creating. He has an uncanny knack for knowing what ponds to fish in and is tightly-connected with leading industry mavens.”
“YL Ventures was one of the first to believe in Hexadite and in its potential. Yoav and Ofer have been an invaluable source of support and information as they have taken an active role in the growth of the company, all from strategic advice to marketing campaigns and to most importantly generating leads and connecting Hexadite with top tier CISOs from various verticals. YL Ventures is an amazing partner for startup entrepreneurs!”
“YL Ventures was invaluable in terms of introductions to customers, partners, suppliers, contractors and potential acquirers. In addition, the firm introduced us to management and board member candidates, helped with interviewing, and was instrumental in convincing candidates to join our team.”
“YL Ventures has played a key role in evolving Clicktale to where it is today. This firm will do everything it takes for its startups to succeed. It has opened its broad network of excellent relevant contacts to us, providing us with first-rate access to board members, employees, customers and partners.”
“YL Ventures has a terrific reputation amongst ex-IDF cyber security veterans, and now we understand why - they are super sharp, have a very relevant Silicon Valley business network, and they move fast when they see something they like. All these qualities were very appealing and relevant in our case.”
“Yoav understands the entrepreneurial process, with significant experience as a former entrepreneur – so a great sounding board for the team. He is a supportive partner who stands behind us. Yoav’s style is that of openness, straightforwardness and transparency.”
“YL Ventures has been an invaluable ally to Seculert at every step of the company's evolution. Yoav shares our vision of Seculert providing the world’s most advanced cloud-based malware detection service. His financial support is obvious: the first dollar invested in the company, more capital each subsequent round and spearheading our securing additional financing at the optimal point thereafter. Beyond that, he provides the type of sage advice, insights and hands-on involvement critical to growing the company to be strategically well-positioned as a leader in this exciting and dynamic market.”
We believe that Israel offers some of the best entrepreneurial talent. We leverage our Silicon Valley presence to create business opportunities and guide startups through the challenges they face when trying to succeed globally.
We deeply understand the specific fields we invest in, and are extensively involved in the industries they serve. This is how we help transform great ideas into successful companies – recognizing the earliest signs of trends and opportunities to make smart and fast decisions when time-to-market matters most.
We are fully dedicated to opening doors and closing deals for our portfolio companies. We roll up our sleeves and connect them with potential customers, strategic partners, key hires, top-tier follow-on investors and potential acquirers to accelerate their growth.
Our investment strategy is very selective so that we can give each portfolio company the attention it deserves – because their success is our only priority.
Our rapid yet thorough due diligence process taps into our vast Silicon Valley network to assess real market opportunities. We connect with industry leading enterprises to receive their feedback, providing the entrepreneurs with this valuable exposure even before we’re on board.
We meet brilliant entrepreneurs very early
We vet deep & fast, leveraging our unique network to assess potential
We expose entrepreneurs to industry leaders even before we’re on board
We move and decide fast because an entrepreneur’s time is valuable
We believe in simple terms because we see our founders as partners