Golden Gate Bridge

SV101 BATCH 11
February 2022

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Astrix is still in Stealth mode - Building an innovative solution for security teams to easily regain control over their ever-growing network of 3rd-parties. 


Alon Jackson, Co-founder & CEO


MSc CS summa cum laude, recently left Argus as head of R&D group. Spent 11 years at 8200 in different management and leadership positions, last position as head of the unit's cloud operations department. Casual musician.





Idan Gour, Co-founder & CTO


MSc CS, recently left Deep Instinct as a low level developer & PM. Spent 10 years at 8200 and IDI in R&D, cyber operations and analysis positions, ranging from hands-on to management roles. Amateur photographer.

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Today, more than ever, significant parts of the population are struggling to cope with grief, diseases, relationship complications and other issues and require emotional support. Circles provides these people in life crises deep emotional support through moderated group support ‘circles'. The circles each include 6-8 like minded people and are moderated by mental health facilitators. The circles are highly personalised through proprietary matching algorithms of the circle to the member's needs. 

Circles is led by Irad Eichler, a serial entrepreneur who grew his previous venture from $40M in revenues and Dan Landa who led senior marketing positions at Google. To date Circles provided more than 100K hours of support.

Irad Eichler, Co-founder & CEO

Eichler, a married father of four who lives on a kibbutz in Israel, has built his career helping others. In 2005, he founded The Shekulo Tov Group, which helps people with psychiatric disabilities reach their functional goals, including employment, living independently, and pursuing their individual journeys. The Shekulo Tov Group is the largest organization (450 employees, $40M annual revenue)  of its kind in Israel and provides services to more than 7,000 people annually.  Eichler has been recognized by the United Nations for his work with those with mental health issues and developmental disabilities. He was also named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, was awarded the Social Leadership Award by Bar Ilan University, and was named a Social Impact Hero by Medium Magazine. Eichler holds an MBA from the Academic College for Management, as well as a BA in Anthropology from Bar Ilan University. He also received an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard Business School


Dan Landa Co-founder & CRO


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D-ID is a Tel Aviv-based Creative Reality™ startup specializing in patented video reenactment technology using AI and deep learning. Established in 2017, D-ID created the first facial image de-identification solution to protect images and videos from facial recognition software. D-ID's products range from animating still photos to facilitating high-quality video productions and creating viral user experiences such as Deep Nostalgia, which has generated nearly 100M animations since its launch in late February. With $23 million in funding from Y Combinator, Pitango, AXA, Foundation VC, AI Alliance, Maverick, OurCrowd, Mindset, and others, D-ID aims to disrupt the media and entertainment industries with the creation of media using AI in traditional channels as well as the Metaverse. With international customers in the swiftly growing synthetic media market, D-ID's core competencies in the human face and deep learning enable its partners to create exciting and engaging content that was until now unimaginable.

Gil Perry, Co-founder & CEO 

With extensive experience in leading high-performing teams, Gil is Chief Executive Officer for D-ID and oversees the sales, business and marketing teams. Gil served in the IDF special forces. Prior to founding D-ID, he served in various technical and business roles in leading global tech companies, including Houseparty, where he was a senior software engineer. Gil holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, with expertise in computer vision, image processing and machine learning. 






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EverSQL offers an AI-powered solution for database performance optimization.
70,000+ developers already use the platform to automatically identify and resolve database performance bottlenecks, speed up their software and make their customers happy.

Tomer Shay, Co-founder & CEO


Previously, led R&D teams @ CyberArk / CTO @ Startups / Open-source contributor / led teams of developers at IDF's Encryption and Information Security unit / Product and marketing enthusiastic.

Oded Valin, Co-founder & CPO

Previously, Director of Growth Technologies @ WeWork /  Director of Product @ / Director of Product Management @ CyberArk (NASDAQ:CYBR), while having a key role in CyberArk's growth and expansion / Mentor @ Harvard Business School.

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Helios is a production readiness platform for cloud-native and distributed applications.

Eli Cohen, Co-founder & CEO 

Previously Director of Engineering and one of the early employees at Capitolis (raised more than $170M from Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz). Before that, was a Product Manager at Prospera and Engineering Team Leader at an SV-based search startup, Quixey. Holds a B.SC. in Computer Science and an MBA, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 8200 alumni.


Ran Nozik, Co-founder & CTO 

Previously Engineering Team Leader at Skycure (acquired by Symantec). Relocated to the SF bay area as part of the acquisition. Before that, was a Senior Software Engineer at Quixey and IBM (Watchfire). Holds a B.SC. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 8200 alumni.

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illumex approach the challenge of data management from a business perspective. Through our decades of experience at enterprises, startups, and academia, we recognize the value of bringing automation and democratization to data management, so all stakeholders can realize the benefits of advanced analysis.
We believe in the power of learning from others, so instead of constantly reinventing their analytics and data management, an organization can look at data objectively and knowledgeably, apply industry best practices - and do more with less.
Our NLP, graph, and deep learning experts are dedicated to bringing the power of AI to unleash the full potential of data, wherever and however it is stored. Through our proprietary algorithms, we are transforming data from a sunken cost to a value and revenue driver. 


Inna Tokarev Sela, Founder & CEO 

Inna Tokarev Sela is the Founder of Illumex, helping to bring clarity and scale to data management. Prior to Illumex, Inna was VP of Artificial Intelligence at Sisense, a leading BI vendor, where she helped create the company’s AI-driven platform and established the data science department. Before that, she was Sr. Director of Machine Learning at SAP, where she led the go-to-market for the video analytics unit, and also served as Product Manager for SAP Cloud billing.
Inna has authored several patents on knowledge graphs, natural language processing, and actionable analytics. She served in the IDF’s computer intelligence unit and is a graduate of Tel Aviv University with a BSc in Physics, BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Information Systems, and MBA in Global Technology Consulting. She has completed select executive programs at Stanford Business School, including Digital Transformation Management.
Based on her extensive experience as a data stakeholder, Inna has recognized the need to solve today’s essential data problem: data is not being managed to serve an organization’s business needs. With Illumex, she is applying her deep experience in AI to utilize the advanced technology to organize business-ready data automatically, transforming data into a revenue-generating asset for organizations.

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LoanBase is a platform that connects RE investors and commercial RE lenders, which compare between hundreds of lenders in real-time and get loan quotes instantly, cut costs by 50% of the traditional service and reduce the average 3-month process to 3 days (95% saving) by automation of loan applications. Borrowers and Investors can now cut through the clutter, instantly connect with the best lender for their needs, and shop for a lender the same way you shop for a flight!

Ari Shpanya, Co-founder & CEO


Jack of all trades, master of none. formerly founder @,, 

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Qwak allows companies to easily build, deploy, maintain, and monitor ML models and features in a single platform with minimal effort.


Alon Lev, Co-founder & CEO


Alon Lev was VP Data at Payoneer and the site manager of the company's Tel Aviv office.
Before that, Alon was the head of DB infrastructure at Mamram unit in the IDF







Lior Penso, Co-founder & COO


Lior Penso worked for Amazon Web Services for 5 years, took an active part in the establishment of the Israeli Amazon office. Prior to that, Lior was one of
IronSource's first employees.


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Sightfull helps strategic finance executives own the numbers in their company and get fast answers to strategic and operational questions. With a one-click deployment, companies get access to hundreds of KPIs and business insights that they can use to navigate GTM, improve predictability in the company and provide easy reporting to stakeholders.

Noam Liran, Co-founder & CEO


Previously, Noam served as the CTO of Microsoft's Israeli development center, responsible for technological leadership and strategic growth in the center. Prior to that, Noam led the Cloud App Security group in Microsoft, responsible for its market leading CASB solution. Previously the first employee and Chief Software Architect of cybersecurity startup Adallom (acquired by Microsoft in 2015), Noam is a veteran Lieutenant of Unit 8200 and is the author of several patents in the area of cloud security. Noam holds an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Alex Litvak, Co-founder & CEO

Previously, Alex led research & development teams in SafeBreach, a Sequoia-backed company in the Breach and Attack Simulation space, as its first employee. Prior to that, Alex was a lead researcher in Elbit Systems, specializing in security analysis of complex systems through reverse engineering. Alex is a veteran of Unit 8200 and holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the College of Management Academic Studies.


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Suridata offers an intelligent SaaS management solution designed to simplify and automate data protection.
With Suridata’s unique data-centric approach, security management and data exfiltration prevention across SaaS applications is automated.

Lee Kappon, Co-founder & CEO


Lee brings extensive management experience in both startup and corporate environments, with exposure to international markets. An entrepreneur and innovator at heart, she was listed in Forbes' 30 under 30 list. Lee has initiated and managed the development of innovative technological solutions for large companies. Lee holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces.

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Velocity increases R&D velocity by allowing developers to create on-demand, fully isolated production-like environments in the same easy way they are creating new git branches

Tal Kain, Co-founder & CEO

Tal Kain is an 8200 alumnus (served for 5 years), leading an R&D squad in one of the operations departments. Worked for several companies including Ravello (acq. by Oracle), Gita (acq. by Verint), Smore and KayHut. Tal also founded Offline Things, a cybersecurity consulting company that sold its cybersecurity IP to an American company.

Kobi Meirson, Co-founder & CTO


Technical person who likes to solve problems using just enough technology and the right product.

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Velocity-Kobi-Meirson - Kobi Meirson.jpeg logo - Michal Alter.png is an enterprise SaaS company delivering purpose for a more engaged workforce. With its proprietary content across 90+ countries, is providing the infrastructure and content for purpose-driven employee and client engagement. Some of our customers include Best Buy, Colgate, ADP, Adobe, Twilio, PayPal, Twitch, IBM, Nielsen, Fidelity and others.

Michal Alter, Co-founder & CEO

Michal Alter has been working in technology and social development for over 15 years. Combining her love for technology with her dedication to social development, she founded to connect corporations and their employees to causes they care about. The platform and service helps HR, CSR, and Diversity & Inclusion teams in enterprise companies enter the new world of online employee engagement through meaningful virtual social impact experiences.

As one of the first female pilot cadets in the Israeli Air Force and a Computer Science Engineer, Michal worked as Systems Architect at Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN), and at Risk Modules, both part of the thriving Israeli high tech industry. Her passion for social development began as the Director of Refugee Affairs at the City Government in Tel Aviv, where she led social service delivery and programming to serve 20,000 refugees from Darfur, South Sudan, and Eritrea. After moving to New York, she consulted at various leading nonprofit organizations, including New York Cares, Solar One, UNESCO, and Women’s World Banking.

Michal holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Tel Aviv University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). She speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew.

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