Yoav has been a successful tech entrepreneur and investor for 25 years. YL Ventures, which he founded, invests early in cyber security, autonomous vehicle technologies, drone technologies, cloud computing, big data and SaaS companies, and accelerates their evolution via strategic advice and Silicon Valley-based operational execution. YL Ventures is currently investing out of its $75 million third fund.
Yoav currently serves on the boards of five YL Ventures portfolio companies: Medigate (medical device cybersecurity), Axonius (unified IoT visibility & control), Karamba Security (automotive cybersecurity), Twistlock (virtual container security), and Upstream Commerce (online retail intelligence).
Yoav served on the boards of Hexadite (automated cyber incident response) until it was acquired by Microsoft, FireLayers (security, compliance and IT governance for cloud applications and data) until it was acquired by Proofpoint, BlazeMeter (self-service performance testing cloud) until it was acquired by CA Technologies, Seculert (cloud-based malware detection) until it was acquired by Radware, ClickTale (customer experience analytics) until YL Ventures’ holdings were acquired by Amadeus Capital, and AcceloWeb (browser experience optimization) until it was acquired by Limelight Networks.
Yoav 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. Yoav was also an associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures, studied at IMD, and holds an MBA with honors from Columbia University.
Yoav's expertise and work has been extensively featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Wired, TechCrunch, Re/code, VentureBeat, InformationWeek, SC Magazine, The Next Web and other publications. He also participates in well-known events including the Code Conference by Re/code and Fortune Brainstorm TECH.