Minerva Labs Announced as Winner of the First CYBOX Contest

Minerva Labs Announced as Winner of the First CYBOX Contest
January 28, 2016 Hagar

Glilot Capital Partners announced the winner of the first CYBOX contest – an annual contest selecting the most innovative startup in the field of cyber defense

The five competing finalists:

Minerva, Intsights, Deep Instinct, Solebit and Sixgill 


The announcement took place Wednesday January 27 at the CyberTech conference, at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center, Tel-Aviv.

26-27 January 2016, the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center, Pavilion 2, Tel-Aviv

The organizers of CyberTech in collaboration with Glilot Capital Partners launched Cybox, a new contest that will annually select and announce the most innovative Cyber Defense startup in Israel.

Every year at RSA, the world’s biggest cyber conference, companies enroll at the Sandbox contest with the hope to be selected as the most innovative startup in cyber for that year. As of this year, there is no need to go all the way to San Francisco for that. CyberTech and Glilot Capital Partners have decided to establish a new tradition with the CYBOX competition.

The jury committee has selected the winner is comprised of industry leaders and senior executives at Checkpoint, IBM, Glilot Capital Partners, JVP and others.

The members of the Cybox 2016 jury are Arik Kleinstein – Co-founder and managing partner of Glilot Capital Partners, Alon Kantor – VP Business Development at Checkpoint Software Technologies, Ronen Siman Tov – Senior architect and Innovation center manager at IBM Israel and Yoav Tzruya – Partner at JVP, JVP Cyber Labs.

Arik Kleinstein, CO-Founder & Managing Partners, Glilot Capital Partners: “In the last years Israel has positioned itself as a source of innovation in the Cyber Security field. The CYBOX Contest will allow the next promising companies to get targeted exposure”.


Minerva Labs

Three entrepreneurs established the company in 2014: Eddy Bobritsky, Erez Breiman and Omri Moyal. The company has developed a novel, revolutionary product that protect systems from focused attacks without the need of prior- knowledge/ intelligence/ detection. The company’s patent based solution created a new paradigm (prevention without detection). The company has several beta costumers in Israel and is a graduate of Citi Bank’s Accelerator program. Minerva Labs is one of five companies to present its product in the CYBOX competition-taking place in the Cybertech 2016 conference. The products presented are: defense against focused attacks (prevention without detection), defense against ransomware, defense against threats to critical end components, defense eco-system and a third party Minerva security component that optimizes detection and work efficiency. In addition, the company is one in twelfth to present at the Berlin’s Cyber Bootcamp 2016 conference.

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Solebit introduces a paradigm shift with patent-pending non- behavioral technology that enables rapid detection and prevention of embedded malicious code. Solebit’s patent-pending DvC technology detects hidden code within data objects, regardless of the data object type and what the code looks like, then blocks the data object from entering the organization, disrupting the first stage of cyber-attacks. Solebit was founded in 2014 by a world-class team of Israeli cybersecurity experts. Since its founding, Solebit has grown in a rapid pace and now employs more than 15 employees, all of which have military cyber experience, be it offensive or defensive operations. Solebit solutions are deployed at global enterprises.

Deep Instinct

Deep Instinct is the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity. Deep learning is inspired by the brain’s ability to learn: once a brain learns to identify an object, its identification becomes second nature. Similarly, as Deep Instinct artificial brain learns to detect any type of cyber threat, its prediction capabilities become instinctive. As a result, zero-day and APT attacks are prevented in real-time with unmatched accuracy. Deep Instinct brings a new approach to cybersecurity that is proactive and predictive, safeguarding the enterprise’s endpoints, servers, and mobile devices against any cyber threat from any source. Deep Instinct CEO and co-founder, Mr. Guy Caspi, has extensive experience in security and in implementing machine learning and deep learning in various projects. The dedicated deep learning research group is headed by Dr. Eli David, one of the leading researchers in the field of computational intelligence.


The company developed an advanced cyber-intelligence platform that identifies and alerts against potential cybersecurity threats. The identification happens in early stages in order to prevent substantial damage. Sixgill monitors and analyses the Darknet automatically while keeping its activity clandestine. The platform points to potential cybercrime nexuses in the Darknet, which may pose a serious risk for its clients and alerts them. In contrast to other products, the company’s platform is not human based, which in turn allows for unprecedented accuracy and swiftness – most of the time, before any real damage. Mr. Avi Katzman and Elad Lavie, both experienced in the cyber- intelligence community, founded Sixgill in 2014. Its solutions and platform are in use and dispatched by many financial and security companies globally.


The company was established in 2015 by Guy Nitzan and Alon Arvatz, and mainly operates in the US and Europe. The innovative technology developed by the company identifies Web cyber threats (including darknet) by special search- abilities, and handles threats before they penetrate the organization network. The system recognizes different types of threats. The system has a cloud service, allowing organizations to protect its assets and information systems in a more efficient way.