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

By Dorin Baniel, Head of Value Creation We have shared a lot recently and over the...
July 15, 2021

Value Creation Founder’s Series: Founding a Company for the Second Time, Here’s What it Takes

By Leah Zuckerman, Analyst, Value Creation, Glilot Capital Partners Blog Series | Part 1 | Value...
July 01, 2021

The Ten Commandments for a Successful Startup – 2021 Retake

By Kobi Samboursky,  Founding Managing Partner, Glilot Capital Partners   Back in 2000, Professor Shlomo Kalish,...
June 16, 2021

Glilot Capital Partners Named Top Performing Fund, Again!

Preqin’s 2021 Global Private Equity Report, the industry’s most complete and in-depth annual review of the...
June 13, 2021

CTech Promotes Interview with Kobi Samboursky on 20 Minute Leaders

Kobi discusses his years as an entrepreneur, early-stage and growth funds.
May 13, 2021

Glilot Hits the 10-Year Mark and Looks to the Next Decade | Hidden Treasures for Successful Business

Throughout my tenure in both the VC and tech worlds, I have noticed several best practices of entrepreneurs that have contributed to their successes in both building and scaling successful businesses.   
May 03, 2021

Cherre Raises $50M in Growth Funding to Expand Fast Growing Real Estate Data Management and Analytics Platform

Cherre, the industry’s leading real estate data management and analytics platform, today announced it has raised $50 million in growth funding led by Trustbridge Partners, a leading growth equity firm. Additional participants in this round include new investors Glilot Capital Partners and former Goldman Sachs Vice Chairman Mark Schwartz, as well as current investors Intel Capital, Navitas Capital, Carthona Capital, and an expanded growth relationship with Silicon Valley Bank.
April 22, 2021

Glilot Hits the 10-Year Mark and Looks to the Next Decade | The New Age of Company Founders

Why is growth suddenly in fashion? It all comes down to the era of the new Israeli founder.
April 19, 2021

Kobi Samboursky Explains to ICE a Trend that May be Behind the Increased Investments Across the Israeli Cyber Sector

Kobi Samboursky discusses the recent trend among cyber startups that lately you see more startups thinking long-term and wanting to grow as opposed to making quick exits.
April 05, 2021

Kobi Samboursky Explains the Reasons Behind Record-Breaking Investments in Israeli Cyber Startups; Walla Reports

"Today this is more money on the search for investments in the cyber sector." Kobi Samboursky explains.
April 05, 2021

Kobi Samboursky Reports to Israel Hayom on the Reverse Trend of Cyber Companies Growing Instead of Exiting

"...This past year, we've see that trend reverse itself. More cyber companies see themselves as here for the long term, to become really big." Kobi Samboursky explains.
April 04, 2021

Kobi Samboursky Explains the Sizzle of the Cyber Sector as Investment Reach Record Highs; Israel C21 Reports

“There may be bubbles and inflated valuation here and there, but all in all there is merit to what is happening now given the need to rebuild the security stack for cloud-native security.” Kobi Samboursky Explains.
April 04, 2021

CTech Reports on Record-Breaking Month in Cyber Investments; Kobi Samboursky Weighs In

Glilot's Kobi Samboursky attests to the levels of activity in the cybersecurity market, explaining we are in the perfect storm of activity and not in the midst of a tech bubble.
April 03, 2021

Arik Kleinstein Shares with Jerusalem Post the Factors that are Driving the Success of the Cybersecurity Sector

“To grow a big company you need to raise a lot of money” as they require marketing, an expensive undertaking, and “Israel is raising more and more venture capital every year,” Kleinstein said.
April 02, 2021

Haaretz Reports: Israeli Hi-tech Startups Are Booming. Glilot’s Arik Kleinstein Weighs in on What It Takes to Raise a Unicorn

Glilot's Founding Managing Partner shares his insights on what it takes to raise a unicorn in the Israeli startup ecosystem.
April 01, 2021

The Marker Turns to Glilot’s Arik Kleinstein for Insights on the Israeli Cyber Bubble

Is there a cyber bubble growing in Israel? Only time will tell if the smaller companies will survive alongside the giants.
April 01, 2021

From 1 Exit to the 14th…and Counting! What Does Kobi Samboursky Say About Entrepreneurship, the Israeli Ecosystem, and More?

Glilot's Founding Managing Partner joins Michael Matias on his show, 20-Minute Leaders to discuss early-stage investing, what guides him, the impact of two big market meltdowns on investing in funds, and more.
March 30, 2021

Glilot Hits the 10-Year Mark and Looks to the Next Decade | From Unknowns to Unicorns

Over the past decade, I have noticed incredibly positive shifts that are contributing to both VC and startup success in Israel today. 
March 25, 2021

Glilot Hits the 10-Year Mark and Looks to the Next Decade | It’s All About the Entrepreneurs

Glilot Founding Managing Partner, Kobi Samboursky shares the lessons he's learned over the past decade, the achievements that were made and a glimpse into the future.
March 16, 2021

Glilot Celebrates 10 Years!

As we celebrate a decade of Glilot Capital, we want to share some of our highlights with you. From launching our first fund in 2011 to our now fifth fund; From our first investment, to our 25th; From our first exit in 2013 to our 10th… It has been quite a journey! It is our belief in the entrepreneurs we back that keeps us motivated, and we are glad to build our successes together.
March 15, 2021

Rewire, Leading Neobank for Expats, Raises $20M to Extend Financial Services

Financial accessibility, inclusion, cost cuts, financial services for migrant workers who now total 270M worldwide Rewire...
March 02, 2021

anecdotes Raises $5M to Automate Compliance

The SaaS platform from anecdotes offers enterprises in need of a comprehensive and scalable solution for multiple frameworks, who then can experience onboarding taking mere minutes via its out-of-the-box plugins.
February 11, 2021

anecdotes Secures $5M Seed Funding For Enterprise-Grade Compliance Platform

anecdotes, the first enterprise-grade compliance solution, announced $5M in a seed round funding co-led by Aleph and Glilot Capital partners with participation from industry leaders including Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO of Google, and Ron Zoran, former CRO of Cyberark
February 10, 2021

Ynet Reports on the Major Investment Growth of the Israeli Cyber Industry

The cybersecurity industry in Israel recorded a growth of more than 70% in the volume of investments during the past year and coronavirus pandemic, following the growing demand for the protection of information systems against the background of the increase in cyberattacks, a report on one of Israel’s most powerful high-tech industries shows.
February 08, 2021

Glilot Capital Partners Presents CYBERSCAPE 2021:

The Israeli Cybersecurity Technology Landscape
January 31, 2021

Does the Rise of DevOps Means the Fall of Engineering Productivity?

Glilot Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kobi Samboursky, recently spoke with 70 advisory board members about the benefits and challenges of the rise of DevOps, such as maintaining engineering productivity, and they gave some great tips to optimize for success.
January 28, 2021

A New Era: Growth Funds Take Hold in the Israeli Landscape

We sat down with Lior Litwak, Glilot's new Managing Partner, to hear his views on investing in early growth companies, as well as his decision to join Glilot.
January 25, 2021

Glilot’s CardinalOps Completes $6.5 Million Seed Round

Israel’s CardinalOps completes $6.5 million seed round. The cybersecurity company founded by the founder of LightCyber uses AI to overcome human error in the management of organizations’ cyber systems.
January 24, 2021

Security Engineering: The Next Application for AI-Powered Automation

We’re excited to announce our investment in cybersecurity startup CardinalOps, led by successful serial entrepreneurs Michael Mumcuoglu and Yair Manor. With this new company, they are applying AI-based analytics and automation to a relatively unaddressed security challenge.
January 21, 2021

CardinalOps Introduces Industry’s First Threat Coverage Optimization Platform

CardinalOps today introduced the industry’s first Threat Coverage Optimization Platform, which enables security engineers to continuously optimize their security operations center (SOC) to ensure comprehensive threat coverage. CardinalOps also announced today the closing of a $6.5 million Series Seed fundraising led by Battery Ventures, Glilot Capital and several renowned security industry leaders.
January 21, 2021

Crunchbase Reports on Glilot+, $170M Early-Growth Fund

Crunchbase recently reported on Glilot's new growth fund, Glilot+, and the $170 million it is raising.
January 13, 2021
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Glilot Capital Launches Glilot+, a $170 Million Growth Fund

Glilot Capital Partners, Israel’s leading early-stage venture capital firm, today announced that it has launched its first early growth fund, Glilot+ (Glilot Plus).
January 12, 2021

Glilot Capital: Where We Have Been & Where We Are Heading

We asked Kobi to discuss the success of Glilot Capital Partners over the last ten years and why now was the time to launch their new fund, Glilot+.
January 12, 2021 raised $4M Seed round pairing marketing teams with an AI companion raised $4M Seed round pairing marketing teams with an AI companion. Read the full article...
December 13, 2020

Varonis Announces the Acquisition of Polyrize

Polyrize was acquired by Varonis (NASDAQ:VRNS) to expand its data security platform and to cover additional cloud applications...
November 01, 2020

Is Security Shifting Left? Glilot Capital’s Advisors Explore

By Dorin Baniel, Head of Value Creation and Marketing, Glilot Capital Partners See what industry experts...
October 20, 2020

A Practical Guide to Product-Market-Fit

2.5 years ago when we established the Value Creation team at Glilot Capital, we needed to make a...
September 29, 2020

Seven Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Advice

7 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Advice What To Do When Approached with an Acquisition Proposal? 7...
September 17, 2020
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BrandTotal Raises $12 Million in Series B Round to Expand Brand Marketing Analytics Technology

“BrandTotal, the brand marketing analytics company providing social media competitive intelligence to brands and organizations, announced...
September 16, 2020

Mitiga Gets $7M in Seed Funding and Exit Stealth Mode

Mitiga gets $7 million in seed funding for incident response tech stack and service. “Israeli cloud...
July 27, 2020

Lightrun Raises $4M for its Continuous Debugging and Observability Platform

“Lightrun, a Tel Aviv-based startup that makes it easier for developers to debug their production code,...
July 01, 2020

Seven Tips to Make the Best Out of Challenging Times

Tel Aviv, Israel, April 30th, 2020 “You should never let a good crisis go to waste,”...
April 30, 2020

Lessons From a Workforce Sent Home

Tel Aviv, Israel, April 27th, 2020 Could “Partially-Distributed” be the Model of the Future? A few...
April 27, 2020

Glilot Capital Named Top Performing Fund, Preqin 2020

Preqin’s 2020 Global Private Equity Report, the industry’s most complete and in-depth annual review of the market,...
March 23, 2020

Sailing Your Startup Through Stormy Waters

Tel Aviv, Israel, March 11th, 2020 During the big bubble burst of 2000/2001, many people feared...
March 11, 2020

The Age of the Cyber Unicorn is Here

Tel Aviv, Israel, February 19, 2020  Do good things come to those who wait? In recent years,...
February 19, 2020

VC is Eating the World

It has been more than 8 years since Mark Andreessen coined the phrase “Software is eating...
January 07, 2020

Protego Labs is acquired by Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announces...
December 02, 2019

IntSights raises $30 million to detect and remediate cyberthreats

IntSights, the premier threat intelligence company focused on enabling enterprises to Defend Forward™, today announced that...
November 19, 2019

Glilot Capital Promotes Nofar Amikam to Partner

Herzliya, Israel-based Glilot Capital Partners, a venture capital fund focused on investments in artificial intelligence and...
November 17, 2019

Nofar Amikam Named Partner at Leading VC Glilot Capital

Tel Aviv, Israel, November 14th, 2019 | Nofar Amikam joined Glilot Capital Partners 18 months ago...
November 14, 2019

Glilot Capital Partners Builds a Bridge Connecting CISOs of Fortune 1,000 Companies to Israeli Cybersecurity Startups

Glilot Capital Partners, a cyber-focused venture capital fund ranked as one of the best-performing VCs in...
October 22, 2019

Glilot Capital Partners Builds a Bridge Connecting CISOs of Fortune 1,000 Companies to Israeli Cybersecurity Startups

Glilot Capital Partners, a cyber-focused venture capital fund ranked as one of the best-performing VCs in...
October 22, 2019

Glilot Capital Partners Builds a Bridge Connecting CISOs of Fortune 1,000 Companies to Israeli Cybersecurity Startups

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 22  2019 – Glilot Capital Partners, a cyber-focused venture capital fund ranked...
October 22, 2019

Upstream Security Closes $30 Million Series B Investment from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai, Nationwide

Global Syndicate – including Renault Venture Capital, Volvo Group, Hyundai, Nationwide Insurance and others – invests...
October 21, 2019

Protego Labs Named Gold Winner for Business Products Startup of the Year & Bronze Winner for Technology Software Startup of the Year by CEO World Awards

Protego Labs Named Gold Winner for Business Products Startup of the Year and Bronze Winner for...
October 14, 2019

Intsights named as one of the Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2020 , by Cybercrime Magazine

For the full list : Selection Criteria
October 12, 2019

VC 3.0: The Next Generation of Venture Capital

Venture Capital always seemed to be the most stable/never changing business — yes, GPs change and...
September 24, 2019

BrandTotal ranked in Forbes 10 Under $30M list of most promising Israeli startups in NY

Woohoo! We are so proud of BrandTotal, one of our amazing portfolio companies, for making it to...
September 09, 2019

Big Men in Suits Crying

For me, the most significant moment of the 2019 NBA final series, was not a great...
September 01, 2019

Upstream is one of Top 100 European Startups for 2019 (and the Top 10 in Tel Aviv)

Upstream Security, a Glilot portfolio company, was chosen by WIRED UK as one of the Top 100...
August 21, 2019

The Best Advice I Ever Got

Success is rarely a solitary achievement. Even the most individualistic people still rely on the knowledge...
August 18, 2019

Protego Serverless Security Announces Integration with Splunk and Slack

Protego Labs announces integration with alerting tools Splunk and Slack to provide clients with full visibility...
August 14, 2019

CyberX ranked in CRN’s “10 Top #IoT Start up’s of 2019”

CyberX, a Glilot Capital Partners portfolio company, just announced that they are ranked in CRN Magazine‘s “10 Top #IoT Start up’s...
July 04, 2019

Why We Invested in Polyrize

Our portfolio company Polyrize raised $4M in a seed financing round led by us, Glilot Capital Partners. As investors, we are...
July 03, 2019

Polyrize raises $4M for its next-gen authorization platform

Tel Aviv-based Polyrize, which is coming out of stealth today, is tackling this problem by providing...
July 02, 2019

CyberX Enhances Industrial Threat Intelligence with Automated Threat Extraction Platform

CyberX, the IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, today announced it has enhanced its...
June 27, 2019

YouAppi Launches OM SDK and Secures IAB Tech Lab Certification

YouAppi announced today the release of its recent Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK). YouAppi...
June 25, 2019 Announces New ML Capabilities to Answer Prospects’ Questions, Reply to Objections & Inquiries, an AI-powered sales assistant technology that automatically communicates with leads and enables sales reps to...
June 11, 2019

The Fundraising Sweet Spot

One of the questions that we often hear from entrepreneurs is about the optimal time to...
May 30, 2019

CyberX Launches First Open Development Environment (ODE) for Securing IoT/ICS Devices Running Proprietary Protocols

Enables Customers and Technology Partners to Independently Add Support for Proprietary IoT/ICS Protocols Without Divulging Sensitive...
May 29, 2019

Exceed.a.i is in the top 10 AI Solutions for Sales 2019

One of the biggest challenges sales managers face is keeping up with the avalanche of information...
May 24, 2019

Top 5 Out Of 300 Connected Car Startups In Automotive

For our 5 picks of connected car startups, we use a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify...
May 06, 2019

CyberX Selected as “Hot IoT Security Startup to Watch”

 CyberX, the IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, today announced that it was selected...
May 03, 2019

Five Tips to Guide You Through the Product-Market Fit Process

Product-Market fit (PMF) can be loosely defined as a stage where your product has evolved to...
April 29, 2019

IntSights Releases Industry’s First All-in-One Enterprise Threat Intelligence & Mitigation Platform

IntSights Cyber Intelligence, the leading provider of surface, deep and dark web cyber threat intelligence and...
April 11, 2019

Data-Driven Venture Capital

In the startup world, where closing enterprise deals is king, data is the undoubted Queen of...
March 31, 2019

Protego Labs Wins Gold for Best Startup in 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Protego Labs announced today that it won Gold for Best Startup in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence...
March 18, 2019

zvelo Partners With YouAppi To Prevent Fraudulent Bot Traffic

YouAppi, a leading growth marketing platform for premium mobile brands, today announced a partnership with zvelo...
March 11, 2019

Women in Startups

March 04, 2019

CyberX Wins Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in Three Categories

 CyberX, the IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, today announced it is a winner...
February 21, 2019

IntSights Charges Into 2019 With 250% Revenue Growth, More Than Doubles Customer Count

IntSights, the leading provider of surface, deep and dark web cyber threat intelligence and digital risk...
February 06, 2019

Revenue Sharing with Entrepreneurs: Why and How We Do It

We recently announced that our new fund, Glilot Capital III, will share revenues with the entrepreneurs it invests...
February 05, 2019

Glilot Capital Partners Shares Its Profits With the Entrepreneurs it Back

Glilot Capital Partners, which invests in early-stage startups, and has a quarter of a billion dollars...
December 13, 2018

Does Diversity Truly Help My Startup?

Over the past months, there’s been a lot of discussions involving the importance of diversity in...
December 05, 2018

YouAppi Ranks 15 On 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Bay Area List

YouAppi today announced it ranked 15 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ Bay Area list, a ranking of the...
November 15, 2018

Glilot Capital Partners Raises $110 Million for Its Third Fund

Glilot Capital Partners a Venture capital fund which invests in early-stage startups, has announced the closing of...
October 15, 2018

Why Value Creation?

Most people think that Venture capital is all about investments; and to be a great VC...
October 02, 2018

So Who Are Our Clients?

August 09, 2018

BrandTotal to Bring Agile Marketing to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customers

Microsoft Business Applications Summit – BrandTotal today announced it is working with Microsoft to provide customers with...
July 24, 2018

More Cyber IPOs Expected for 2018

Big solutions, more IPOs and products that offer comprehensive protection are among the trends for the...
February 25, 2018

Upstream Security reels in $9M Series A to protect connected cars

Upstream Security, a new startup founded by two cybersecurity industry veterans, announced a $9 million Series...
December 13, 2017

IntSights Cyber Intelligence Continues Rapid Growth With Launch of International Office, Appointment of Three VPs

Intelligence-Driven Security Provider Opens Amsterdam Office; Welcomes Jonathan Daly, Paul Couturier and Tom Findling
December 13, 2017

How Can You Steal a Car and Protect Your Passengers’ Lives Through the Cloud?

About a week ago, we were informed of the sale of Argus, an Israeli start-up in...
November 06, 2017

Why is Apple’s Facebook Page Completely Blank?

A visit to Apple’s Facebook page will reveal an interesting phenomenon — it is completely blank. Though the...
August 07, 2017

Ten Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Became an Entrepreneur

As far back as I can remember, I had always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur. It...
August 07, 2017

Why Did We Lead a $6M Investment Round With Genoox?

Prior to our Genoox investment, we had never invested in the medical field. Our ability to...
July 17, 2017

Eight Lessons Learned in Eight Exits

In the last couple of years, we have been fortunate to successfully exit a number of...
March 20, 2017

Palo Alto Networks acquires LightCyber

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced its acquisition of LightCyber®, a privately...
February 28, 2017

IntSights Raises $15M Series B Round

IntSights Cyber Intelligence, a Herzliya, Israel-based company with sales and marketing headquartered in the US, and...
February 13, 2017

IDF Vets Of Intel Unit 8200 Behind One Of The Top 10 VCs In The World

Herzliya-based Glilot Capital Partners, one of the best performing venture funds in the world, is an...
December 29, 2016

Preqin 2016 Report: Israeli VC fund, Glilot Capital Partners, is Ranked as One of the Best Performing Funds in the World

Glilot Capital Partners is one of the most successful funds in the world of the vintage...
November 07, 2016

CA to Acquire BlazeMeter to Drive Speed and Quality of Application Testing Practices

The acquisition of privately-held BlazeMeter will enable CA Technologies to extend its DevOps portfolio. BlazeMeter will...
September 20, 2016

Mapping Israel’s Marketing Technology Industry

Marketing technology is in the midst of a worldwide boom. Given the expansion of the internet, social...
August 15, 2016