Our team is made up of a unique combination of top professionals from the intelligence and
cybersecurity sectors, as well as product and security-technology experts, all passionate about guarding IoT
VDOO is Nati’s second entrepreneurial venture with co-founder Uri Alter. Having co-founded Cyvera together and serving as Co-CEO, Nati led the company’s product management, sales and marketing global efforts. After Cyvera was acquired by Palo Alto Networks, he was appointed VP Product Management for endpoint technologies at the company.
Before founding Cyvera, Nati was CEO of authorized information security company, Altal Security. He has also acted as independent consultant to several startup companies. Nati was a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces. He holds an LL.B and LL.M in Law and Technology from Haifa University.
VDOO is Uri’s second entrepreneurial venture with co-founder Netanel Davidi. The pair had previously co-founded and were Co-CEOs of the cyber-defense company Cyvera, where Uri took responsibility for leading the business including financing, operations, R&D strategy and management.
Following Cyvera’s acquisition by Palo Alto Networks, he led the company’s Israeli branch. Prior to Cyvera, Uri was VP Strategy at authorized information security company, Altal Security.
Uri served for 14 years in the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence corps and Special Operations unit. He holds a B.A. in Business, Finance and Risk Management from IDC, Herzliya and an M.A. in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
Before joining VDOO, Asaf spent almost 15 years leading security research at the Israeli Defense Forces. There he specialized in areas such as reverse engineering, device debugging, network forensics, malware analysis, big data and anomaly detection, and, as a branch leader, managed a team of over 100 cyber specialists.
In recognition of his work, Asaf was awarded the Israel Defense Prize for leading an innovative project that substantially contributed to the nation’s security.
Prior to his appointment as Head of Product Management at VDOO, Alon led product management and technical field operations at Cyvera, until it was acquired by Palo Alto Networks. After the acquisition, he recruited and technically led the sales engineer specialists team in Palo Alto Networks’ endpoint business.
Alon had previously worked as Sales Engineer at Safend, both before and after its acquisition by Wave Systems, where he led pre/post-sale efforts.
Alon served for close to 5 years in the intelligence corps and holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Omer has over 20 years of experience in software development leadership, specializing in security products. Before he joined VDOO, he led the engineering team and Israeli site of Appdome, the industry's first mobile integration-as-a-service company, where he oversaw product delivery, technological direction, QA and implementation.
Prior to that, Omer spent over 12 years at Check Point Software Technologies, where he led different groups, including leading the design and execution of the company’s Gaia unified operating system from inception to release. He also managed the development of ClusterXL, registering two patents for innovations that he invented.
Ariel joined VDOO from Palo Alto Networks, where he headed the global Channel G-T-M strategy & management for the company’s entire emerging technologies portfolio. He had previously led the global channels for Cyvera, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in April 2014.
Prior to that, Ariel held different managerial positions in the high tech & corporate sector, and also practiced law as a corporate attorney.
Ariel holds an MBA in Management of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University, and an LL.B also from Tel Aviv University.
Prior to joining VDOO, Yannai spent almost two years at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Global Transactions Group as a member of Teva’s legal department. As part of this role, Yannai was the legal lead in many M&A transactions, joint ventures and complex licensing deals taking an active and leading part in the negotiations process and in determining the deal structure.
Prior to his position at Teva, Yannai worked for nine years as a senior associate in the international corporate team of Meitar, Liquornik, Geva, Leshem, Tal law firm, and represented dozens of technology companies, venture capital funds and individual entrepreneurs in a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, private debt and equity offerings, strategic investments, and spin-offs.
Dave Strohm is an early-stage technology venture investor, affiliated with Greylock Partners for 35 years. He founded Greylock's California operation in 1984, and has been an early/founding investor in more than 30 companies, of which more than a dozen have achieved an IPO, including Ascend Communications, Forte Software, Internet Security Systems, DoubleClick, and SuccessFactors.
He was a Board Member on dozens of other firms, including EMC & VMWARE (acquired by Dell) and OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and is currently on the board of Bounty Jobs, MATRIXX Software, Oportun, Richrelevance, Siemplify & VDOO.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.
Gil Goren joined 83North in 2016, after more than a decade at EMC in a variety of roles in Boston and Tel Aviv. At his last role as SVP & Managing Partner at EMC Ventures International he managed strategic partnerships Investments and M&A internationally.
Prior investments include Anobit (acquired by Apple), XtremIO & ScaleIO (both acquired by EMC), Cyvera (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), Jfrog, Guardicore and Vast Data among others. He is a graduate of the Technion and Boston University MBA program.
Yair Snir is Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital, where he leads venture investment activity in Europe and Israel.
Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Yair was Microsoft’s Corporate Director of Business Development and M&A for Europe, managing the company’s activity across Europe and Israel. Before Microsoft, Yair worked for ECI Telecom as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, and as senior strategy consultant at Rotem Strategy, one of Israel’s leading consulting firms.
Yair serves on the board of directors of Appdome, Otonomo, CloudEndure, TwistLock, Guardicore, Elastifile, Binaris and VDOO. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC).
Joe Tucci is the Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of GTY Technology Holdings, the Chairman of Bridge Growth Partners and a special advisor to 83North. Prior to that, Mr. Tucci was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EMC until September 2016 when Dell acquired EMC. At that time, he became an advisor to the acquiring company’s founder, Michael Dell, and its board of directors.
Joe led EMC’s business model transformation and through a record of successful acquisitions and partnerships he created a federation of businesses that grew to include EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, VCE and Virtustream. Following the technology sector’s bust in 2001, EMC’s revenues grew from $5.4B in 2002 to $24.7B in 2015. Acknowledging EMC's success under Joe’s leadership, Barron's named him one of the 30 best CEOs in 2011 and 2012.
He is a graduate of Manhattan College and Columbia University.
Victor Tsao co-founded Linksys in 1988 and made significant contributions to its successful transformation, as well as, the transformation of the entire home networking market. He grew Linksys from a garage entrepreneurship to a home networking leader.
During the early expansion of WiFi, Linksys changed the playbook on home internet sharing and created a new lifestyle in home networking. In 2003, Linksys had grown to more than 300 employees with more than $500 million in annual revenue. Later that year, it was sold to Cisco in order to expand its global reach. Due to his accomplishments at Linksys, Mr. Tsao was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Prior to Linksys, Victor worked in various software programming and system integration jobs. He retired from corporate life in 2007 and remains active in technology through investments and philanthropy.
Mr. Tsao has been the Managing Partner of various family office investment entities since 2003. In this role, he is ultimately responsible for the assets under management which is allocated across the following asset types: cash, commodities, currency, fixed income, private equity, public equity, real estate, and venture capital. He has extensive experience in financial modeling and risk management, and allocates capital both directly and through private placement vehicles.
Mr. Tsao has been a longtime advocate and donor in giving back to the community through charitable giving. He created the Tsao Family Foundation in 2004 which was organized to support religious, charitable, scientific, literary, cultural and educational causes. The Tsao Family Foundation has made millions of dollars in grants to other 501(c) organizations in pursuit to make the world a better place.
Mr. Tsao holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, an MS in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BS in computer science from Tamkang University.