Nadav Zafrir

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Team8

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Team8, Israel's leading cybersecurity think tank and venture creation foundry. Team8’s mission is to initiate and build long-term, disruptive cyber-security companies that give organizations the advantage over cyber attackers. Team8 uses its collective cybersecurity expertise and leverages its vast international network to identify the right ideas that can be developed into innovative, category-leading companies that challenge the world's toughest cybersecurity problems. Team8 is backed by research and strategic partners and investors, including Cisco, AT&T, Microsoft, Accenture, Qualcomm, Nokia, Temasek, Mitsui, Bessemer Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker. Prior to founding Team8, Founded the Cyber Command, Israeli Defense Forces; Commander of Unit 8200, an elite military technology unit that has become an incubator for Israel’s renowned high-tech sector. LLB from the Interdisciplinary Centre and an MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA Program at Tel-Aviv University. Born in Kibbutz Anavim near Jerusalem and grew up in Ecuador. At the age of 18, returned to Israel to enlist in the army.