Yoav Leitersdorf

Yoav Leitersdorf has been a successful tech entrepreneur and investor for 25 years. YL Ventures, which he founded, manages $260 million focused on accelerating seed-stage, deep technology Israeli cybersecurity startups targeting the U.S. and global markets. Based in Silicon Valley, Yoav has actively managed the firm since its inception in 2007, presiding over a dynamic portfolio and a track record of successful, high-profile exits to major corporations including Microsoft, CA, Proofpoint, and Palo Alto Networks.

Prior to YL Ventures, Yoav founded, grew, and sold three tech startups - Movota (mobile gaming), acquired by Bertelsmann; ExchangePath (online payments), acquired by CMGI; and PcEntertainer Magazin. Yoav also worked as an associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures, studied at IMD, and earned an MBA with honors from Columbia University.

Yoav's expertise and work have 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 leading industry events including the Code Conference by Re/code and Fortune Brainstorm TECH.

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