Jerusalem Ventures Partners (JVP), Founder & Chairman, Erel Margalit, to Deliver Opening Keynote Remarks at 4th Annual Cyber Investing Summit
New York, NY, May 13th, 2019 – Tech and social entrepreneur, leading international VC and former leader of the Israeli Knesset’s Cybersecurity Task Force, Erel N. Margalit, PhD will deliver the opening keynote remarks at the 4th Annual Cyber Investing Summit Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in New York City.
The Cyber Investing Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference focused on the financial opportunities, trends and forecasts in the rapidly growing cybersecurity sector. Key decision makers, investors, and innovative companies come together to network, learn, and develop new partnerships.
Recognized as one of the chief architects of the startup nation, Erel Margalit has helped bring innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to Israel. Dr. Margalit founded Israeli based venture capital fund Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) in 1993.
Under Dr. Margalit’s leadership, JVP has raised over $1.3 billion and invested in more than 20 cyber companies. To date JVP has invested and led some of the most disruptive, influential and successful cybersecurity companies including CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), Magnifire (acquired by F5 Networks), CyActive (acquired by Paypal), Navajo Systems (acquired by Salesforce) and Hexatier (acquired by Huawei), as well as numerous private companies, boasting a roster of leading global groups as investors, alongside JVP.
JVP is also responsible for creating Israel’s first cybersecurity center of excellence in Beer-Sheva. JVP Cyber Labs, is considered a global leader in addressing the needs of early-stage cybersecurity companies, creating an award-winning, leading role-model, providing companies with all they need to kick off their business, including funding, business development, human capital, marketing, product and technological support. The company was recently selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to establish New York’s first international cybersecurity investment hub.
“We are thrilled to have Erel Margalit open the 2019 Cyber Investing Summit. He will provide invaluable, firsthand advice for successfully growing cybersecurity companies and share his thoughts as to the trends, challenges, and forecasts for the sector,” said Cyber Investing Summit Co-Founder Lindsey Lachman.
From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Margalit served as a member of the Israeli Knesset. During this time, he was an active member of the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee as well as the Finance Committee and led the Knesset’s Cybersecurity Taskforce. As part of his vision to build new bridges between nations based on innovation and entrepreneurship, Margalit promotes the Innovation Initiative for the Mediterranean Basin countries, engaging Arab countries on projects around innovation and cybersecurity cooperation in the Euro-Med region.
“Cybersecurity is at a critical inflection point, as it’s quickly become essential to every business operation and our daily lives,” said Erel N. Margalit, PhD, Founder and Executive Chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners. “I am honored to speak at this year’s Summit, which will explore the trends that are driving us forward and uncover opportunities to elevate the next generation of cyber VCs, startups, multinational companies, and every stakeholder in between.”
About the Cyber Investing Summit
The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference focusing on the financial opportunities and trends in the cybersecurity industry. Attendees include chief information security officers, venture capitalists, financial analysts, investors, publicly traded and privately held cybersecurity companies, government experts, and the media.
Industry leaders will discuss market forecasts, top priorities for CISOs, equity performance analysis, funding for startups, VC wish lists, the benefits of implementing security measures before versus after a breach, and the next frontier of cyber including artificial intelligence and the cloud.
The Fourth Annual Cyber Investing Summit will take place Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in New York City.
To register or to obtain additional information, please visit at www.cyberinvestingsummit.com.