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Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf
Managing Partner

YL Ventures

Yoav has been a successful tech entrepreneur and investor for the past two decades. YL Ventures, which he founded, 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 currently 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). Yoav served on the boards of ClickTale (customer experience analytics) until it was exited to Amadeus Capital, and AcceloWeb (browser experience optimization) until it was exited to Limelight Networks.

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 Ventures, 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. He also participates in well-known events including the Code Conference by Re/code and Fortune Brainstorm TECH.


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