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Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf

Managing Partner, YL Ventures

Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf is the founder and managing partner of YL Ventures. His company invests early in cyber security, cloud computing, big data and Software-as-a-Service software companies, and accelerates their evolution via strategic advice and Silicon Valley-based operational execution. YL Ventures is currently investing out of its $27.5 million second fund.

Yoav serves on the boards of seven YL Ventures portfolio companies: Karamba Security (automotive cybersecurity), Twistlock (virtual container security), Hexadite (automated cyber incident response), Seculert (cloud-based malware detection), Upstream Commerce (online retail intelligence), BlazeMeter (self-service performance testing cloud) and FireLayers (security, compliance and IT governance for cloud applications and data).

Previously, Yoav was the CEO and cofounder of Movota (mobile gaming) acquired by Bertelsmann, the CTO and cofounder of ExchangePath (online payments) acquired by CMGI, and the CEO and cofounder of PcEntertainer Magazine. Yoav was also an associate at DFJ Gotham Venture. He studied at IMD, and holds an MBA with honors from Columbia University.

Yoav’s expertise and work has 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.