4th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference

September 14th-15th, 2014 Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Izhar Shay


Managing Partner, Canaan Partners Israel

 Izhar Shay has been head of Canaan Partners' Israel office since 2006. He led Canaan's investments in promising Israeli tech start-ups such as N-trig and LiveU, and until recently he was a board member at Prime Sense, which was acquired by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL).

With more than 20 years of operational experience as a successful entrepreneur, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, which was acquired by Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR) in 2005. Prior to V-Secure, Izhar was CEO and co-founder of Business Layers, which was acquired by Netegrity (Nasdaq: NETE) in 2003.
Izhar holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. He was a paratrooper and officer in the Israeli army. Izhar is a member of the board of directors of Ort Israel Sci-Tech, the largest network of science and technology schools in Israel. He also serves as a volunteer on the board of directors of Snunit, a nonprofit organization, which integrates digital technologies into Israel's elementary schools. Izhar writes a weekly column in Globes, Israel's leading financial newspaper and he is the founder of "Start-Up Stadium", the largest on-line community for high-tech entrepreneurs in Israel.