About Us

Glilot Capital Partners is one of Israel’s leading venture capital funds, with an impressive portfolio consisting of highly innovative startups led by luminary entrepreneurs. Consistently ranked by Preqin among the top five best-performing venture capital funds in the world, our success has been driven by our hands-on approach. We give personalized attention to each of our portfolio companies to ensure growth into successful global companies. We do so by offering end-to-end support through our unique Value Creation Team and our ability to accompany you from seed stage to growth.

Glilot Capital Partners

Consistently ranked by Preqin among the best-performing venture capital firms worldwide.

Our success has been driven by our hands-on approach and unique Value Creation model.

Glilot Capital was founded by entrepreneurs who understand what it takes to build and scale a successful startup.

Our Advisory Board of ~100 forward-thinking experts and leaders work with us to make an impact.

We employ a financial model that is suitable for all stages, from seed to scale.

Glilot Seed Fund

Through our seed funds, we have consistently helped build successful startups from scratch over the last decade. Our hands-on Value Creation approach has been proven to work, with 10 exits in 10 years, seven of which occurred with our first eight companies.

With Glilot Seed, we begin at the seed stage and remain involved at the board level to help you grow your business. Our loyalty to our startups, incentives and defined processes enable you to grow into successful companies

Glilot+

Glilot+, our early growth fund, focuses on post-Series A startups in the enterprise software and cybersecurity sectors. Up until the end of 2020, we have participated in nearly 20 post-A rounds, and have created significant value to our portfolio companies throughout their growth process.

We seek to provide flexible funding solutions by leading or participating in early growth rounds and offering convertible notes. Glilot+ includes a large community of industry leaders, strong financial backing and extensive resources to drive the growth of your business. Glilot+ provides you a strong foundation on which to scale up rapidly, outperform your competition and expand globally.

Glilot Capital Partners was established in 2011 by our Managing Partners Kobi Samboursky and Arik Kleinstein, with Nofar Amikam later joining as General Partner.

In 2021, we welcomed Lior Litwak to the team as Managing Partner to lead the Glilot+ early growth fund. All our partners have extensive experience in establishing, managing and financing startups and have led our funds to impressive achievements over the last decade.

Glilot’s Seed funds and Glilot+ amount to five funds to-date, bringing total assets under management to $500 million.

Portfolio Companies

At-Bay

The insurance company for the digital age, combining world-class technology with leading insurance expertise to thrive in a digital world.

Anecdotes

We empower compliance leaders with innovation by streamlining their infosec compliance efforts.

Exited

Acquired by

Aorato

Protects organizations and Active Directory by automatically learning, profiling and predicting entity behavior

Exited

Acquired by

BlazeMeter

Provides a cross-enterprise self-service solution for load, performance and continuous testing throughout the product development lifecycle.

BrandTotal

An AI-powered platform that enables marketers to go agile in the age of dark marketing.

CardinalOps

Comprehensive Threat Coverage with AI-Powered Security Engineering.

Cherre

The industry’s leading real estate data management and analytics platform.

Cider

A single platform for Security personnel, DevOps Engineers, and Software Developers to orchestrate and harmonize CI/CD security activities.

Exited

Acquired by

CyberX

Helps secure the Industrial Internet by providing complete visibility into the OT Network

Cyolo

'Zero trust, zero effort' cyber defense enabling users to easily and securely connect to their working environments anywhere, anytime.

Ermetic

Platform Automates the Detection and Remediation of Identity and Access-based Risks to Enable Continuous Enforcement of Least Privilege Policies at Scale.

Exceed.AI

AI-Powered Conversational Lead Engagement Platform.

Genoox

Revolutionary big data platform for storing, analyzing and managing genomic data in the cloud.

Exited

Acquired by

Insightera

Real–Time Web Personalization.

Exited

Acquired by

Intsights

Delivers powerful cyber intelligence platform for identification and remediation of cyber threats.

Exited

Acquired by

Lightcyber

Closing the breach detection gap.

Lightlytics

Empowering organizations to code and deploy configurations faster and safer, across clouds, teams, and stack layers.

Lightrun

Developer-native observability platform.

Exited

Acquired by

Mintigo

Delivers intelligent customer engagement powered by predictive analytics and AI for marketing and sales teams.

Mitiga

Reshaping breach readiness and response for cloud environments.

Exited

Acquired by

Porticor

Cloud Encryption & Cloud Security solutions provider for enterprise and SME with solutions that install in minutes

Exited

Acquired by

Polyrize

Enabling enterprise security teams to understand, control, and secure user identities, privileges, and access behavior in the cloud.

Exited

Acquired by

Protego

Pioneering application security for the emerging serverless landscape.

PayEm

PayEm helps finance teams get their job done and done quickly by offering control, transparency, and automation to company spending.

Rewire

Secure financial services designed to help migrants make cross-border money transfers.

Exited

Acquired by

Solebit

The No-Code Company. Preventing targeted, zero-day and unknown attacks from penetrating the enterprise network.

Upstream

Cloud-based cybersecurity solution purpose-built for protecting connected vehicles from cyber-threats.

YouAppi

Comprehensive 360 Platform for premium mobile brands, converting data into profitable users

Testimonials

advisors

The value is the opportunity to meet with teams that are trying to solve really hard security and privacy problems. They have fresh, excited (and exciting) conversations about a major problem in security, they are energized by what they are hearing from potential customers, and they can't wait to change the world for the better. It's a real pleasure to be able to provide even the tiniest bit of influence and insight into their process.

Adrian Ludwig, Chief Trust Officer

Testimonials

founders

Exited

GCP's high level of professionalism, immense support, and extensive financial experience is invaluable to us as we rapidly grew our startup. The knowledge, experience, and vast network both Arik and Kobi have are just some of the key value-adds GCP has brought to the partnership.

Guy Nizan, Co-Founder & CEO

Acquired by

Testimonials

founders

As a second-time entrepreneur, I knew I wanted to partner with a VC that would support me beyond the capital, especially at the beginning. Glilot has supported us from day 1 (ideation) and helped us get our very first customers via an abundance of market discussions with their network of C-levels prior to launching out of stealth. As an example, with their support, I was able to recruit a strong Advisory Board of CISOs for Ermetic.

Shai Morag, Co-Founder & CEO

Testimonials

advisors

Through Glilot specifically, I always know the technologies presented are well thought out and have a differentiated place in the market and therefore I give those demos enough time to fully grasp the product. Generally, Glilot's portfolio includes experienced entrepreneurs who inherently understand the dynamics of managing product scope creep, cultivating messaging, prioritizing R&D, and more.

Joey Johnson, CISO

Testimonials

founders

Exited

Partnering with Glilot felt natural to us from our first meeting. Their knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity world, combined with their commitment to invest in early-stage startups is not something entrepreneurs take for granted.

Nir Giller & Omer Schneider, Co-Founders

Acquired by

Testimonials

advisors

Through my position as an Advisor at Glilot, I have met with top-notch Founders who are in the very early stages of their companies and I have been able to provide my inputs as they scale. It's been enjoyable as well as enabled me to understand what new solutions are out there so that I can solve problems early on and stay ahead of the curve.

Lena Smart, CISO

Testimonials

founders

Exited

GCP's vast experience, professionalism and high standing in the cybersecurity industry made them the ideal partners for Polyrize. From day one, Kobi and Arik were our thought partners and aided us in critical business decisions for the company, from investment through to the acquisition by Varonis. It was clear that Glilot was committed to our success and actively worked on our behalf to help us scale.

Nati Hazut, Co-Founder & CEO

Acquired by

Testimonials

founders

Exited

There are few investors that are as sophisticated in cybersecurity and willing to take early-stage venture risk as Glilot Capital. We were lucky to have them as our partners from the very beginning and through to the acquisition by Palo Alto Networks.

Gonen Fink, CEO

Acquired by

Testimonials

founders

Glilot has been a true partner from the very beginning when we were first figuring out how to best approach the market. They continue to support us by introducing us to real experts in the space, some of which have become our very first customers. Through the market discussions we have, we are able to understand what is most critical to develop, including integrations and platforms to support as we expand.

Ilan Peleg, Co-Founder & CEO

Testimonials

founders

Exited

From day one and all the way to our acquisition by Mimecast, we felt that Glilot is not just a financial investor but a true partner that is with us, come hell or high water!

Boris Vaynberg, Co-Founder & CEO

Acquired by

Testimonials

founders

Exited

I always felt that having a board member who is an entrepreneur was extremely helpful and made the communication more productive. Kobi's support was obvious, his advice and wide network of connections were instrumental in BlazeMeter's success, from the beginning to the acquisition by CA Technologies (now Broadcom) in late 2016.

Alon Girmonsky, Co-Founder & CEO

Acquired by

Testimonials

founders

Partnering with GCP is one of the best decisions we've ever made since we started Upstream. Arik and Kobi have supported us on every major decision we have had to make and we have greatly benefited from their knowledge, experience, and amazing network.

Yoav Levy & Yonatan Appel, Co-Founders

Milestones

2011

Established

Glilot Capital Founded, First Cyber & B2B Focused VC in Israel

2014

First Three Exits

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2015

Glilot Capital II Launch

Glilot Capital launches $80M Fund

2016

Glilot Annex Fund Launch

Launch of Glilot's First Post-A Fund, Glilot Annex Fund, $30M

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2017

Global Recognition

Glilot Capital Ranked #1 Top-Performing VC by Preqin for the Second Time in a Row

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2018

Expanding Operations

Glilot Capital Expands, Establishing a Value Creation Arm

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2019

Glilot Capital III Launch

Glilot Capital III Launched, a $110M Fund

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2020

Ongoing Success

Glilot Capital is the Only Israeli VC Ranked as a Top-Performing VC for the Fourth Time by Preqin

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2021

Glilot+ Launch & 11th Exit in 10 Years

Glilot Capital+, Early-Growth Vehicle, Launched, Marking $500M Total in AUM for Glilot Capital. Glilot Capital Celebrates 11th Exit in 10 Years.

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News & Insights

Why We Invested in PayEm
  • Portfolio

Why We Invested in PayEm

September 2, 2021 • 5

Lior Litwak

A Deep Dive with Lightrun – “Real- Time and Reliable Debugging”
  • DevOps
  • Portfolio

A Deep Dive with Lightrun – “Real- Time and Reliable Debugging”

July 28, 2021 • 6 min read

Leah Zuckerman

So You Signed a Term Sheet with Glilot Capital, Now What?
  • Portfolio
  • Strategy

So You Signed a Term Sheet with Glilot Capital, Now What?

July 15, 2021 • 6 min read

Dorin Baniel