Magma Venture Partners
Magma Venture Partners was founded in 1999 and is one of Israel’s leading Venture Capital funds. Magma successfully identified and garnered new category leaders in communications technology, social media and semiconductors. It has done it through its focused strategy and pursuit of a clear investment strategy with outstanding entrepreneurs and exceptional teams that develop disruptive technology and address large market opportunities. The firm has sought out innovative companies, and has guided many to successful exits, such as Waze, Provigent, DesignArt, Wintegra, Trivnet and Phonetic Systems.
Vertex Venture Capital
Vertex Venture Capital, a top-tier Israeli VC with $700 million under management, has an experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals, an impressive track record of exits through M&A and IPO and a strong international investor base. Vertex was founded in 1997 and invests in high technology companies throughout their early stages of development in the areas of information networking and communications systems, software and components, enterprise software and other emerging technologies. They seek companies with outstanding management, unique intellectual property and real market growth potential.
Entrée Capital provides multi stage funding for innovative seed, early and growth stage companies all over the world. Entrée Capital was founded by successful entrepreneurs with a track record of having successfully invested and exited over twenty businesses on five continents in the past decade. Entrée Capital has specific expertise that extends to enterprise software, payment, e-commerce and mobile markets. Among the other investments, Entree Capital has invested in the other payment companies such Flypay, mCash, and Scan.
Mr. Boodaei is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and private investor. In 2002 Mickey co-founded Imperva the leader in Web and database security, where he held the positions of Vice President of EMEA sales and Vice President of Product Management and Technical Services. In 2007 Mickey founded Trusteer, a fraud prevention company. Mickey served as Trusteer’s CEO until it was acquired by IBM in 2013. Since 2008 Mickey has successfully invested in various cybersecurity startups including Skyfence (acquired by Imperva), Aorato (acquired by Microsoft), Hyperwise (acquired by Check Point), Lacoon (acquired by Check Point) and Watchdox (acquired by Blackberry).
Rakesh K. Loonkar
Mr. Loonkar is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and private investor. Mr. Loonkar co-founded and served as President of Trusteer, until it was acquired by IBM in 2013. Prior to Trusteer, Rakesh was the President and co-founder of OneSecure, which is now basis all of the application level security in the Juniper Networks security product line. Rakesh has successfully invested in various cybersecurity startups including Aorato acquired by Microsoft, Hyperwise Security acquired by Check Point, Lacoon (acquired by Check Point, Worklight acquired by IBM, Securent (acquired by Cisco, Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent), Mi5 Networks acquired by Symantec and WatchDox acquired by Blackberry.
Idan PlotnikMr. Plotnik is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and private investor. In 2012 Idan co-founded Aorato, a provider of Directory Services Application Firewall. Idan served as CEO of Aorato, until it was acquired by Microsoft in 2015. Prior to Aorato, Idan was the co-founder and CEO at Foreity – an MS security subcontractor acquired by Aman Group in 2012. Idan also holds the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for enterprise security.
Ken is security executive veteran with vast experience in scaling startups and early stage companies. Ken was CEO of NitroSecurity, a SIEM platform, for five years before a successful acquisition by McAfee in 2011. At McAfee, Ken was SVP and GM of the security management business unit. After two years at McAfee, Ken became CEO of Digital Guardian. Under Ken’s leadership, Digital Guardian tripled in size, rebranded, entered adjacent markets and became a leader in the DLP and EDR markets. Ken’s DNA is in start-ups and early stage companies goes back to a 15 year tenure at Cabletron Systems, a networking company started by his brother in a garage that became a billion-dollar company. Ken’s passion is building great teams and companies, establishing GTM strategies with the best technology and products. In joining ShieldX, Ken is thrilled to help the elite founding team grow the company into a major security player.
Ken earned his undergraduate in economics from the Wharton School.