Strategy

We help today’s Israeli cybersecurity innovators become tomorrow’s global industry leaders with the capital, network, and experience they need to dominate their markets.
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Israeli at heart, American in practice

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 bring deep technical and business knowledge

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 work for the entrepreneurs we invest in

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.

We are a focused firm with a robust platform

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.

Value-add due diligence

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 see our founders as true partners

Eldad Chai Co-Founder & CEO Satori Cyber
YLV brings a fast-paced and unique approach to the world of VCs with long-term thinking and incredible industry knowledge! We’ve really come to value our relationships with the team, who, through their remarkable strategic advice and hands-on support, have essentially become an extension of our own! The sheer size and quality of their network also can’t be understated—YLV has been connecting us to some of the world’s most influential CISOs from day one. We’re excited about this partnership and can’t wait to see where it takes us!
Lior Levy Co-Founder & CEO Cycode
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!
Avi Shua Co-Founder & CEO Orca Security
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!
Tomer Kazaz Co-Founder & CTO Hunters.AI
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.”
Yaniv Bar-Dayan Co-Founder & CEO Vulcan Cyber
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.
Yair Grindlinger Co-Founder & CEO FireLayers (Acquired by Proofpoint)
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!
Dean Sysman Co-Founder & CEO Axonius
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.
Jonathan Langer Co-founder & CEO Medigate
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.
Ami Dotan Co-Founder & CEO Karamba Security
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!
Richard Greene CEO Seculert (acquired by Radware)
Yoav – You are a class act and a complete inspiration. You constantly provided leads, ideas and support. I learned a ton from you.
Alon Girmonsky Founder & CEO BlazeMeter (Acquired by CA Technologies)
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.
Eran Barak Co-Founder & CEO Hexadite (Acquired By Microsoft)
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!
Ofer Gadish Co-Founder & CEO AcceloWeb (Acquired by Limelight Networks)
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.
Tal Schwartz Co-Founder & CEO Clicktale (Exited to Amadeus Capital Partners)
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.
Ben Bernstein Co-Founder & CEO Twistlock (Acquired by Palo Alto Networks)
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.
Amos Peleg Co-Founder & CEO Upstream Commerce (Acquired By Walmart)
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.
Dudi Matot Co-Founder Seculert (acquired by Radware)
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.