Liran Grinberg is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Team8, a venture group with over $500M AUM across funds, growing to $1B this year, from LP investors such as Microsoft, Walmart, Barclays, AT&T, Moody’s, Cisco, Qualcomm, Accenture, NTT, Softbank and Temasek. The group incubates and invests in early stage companies, bringing deep domain expertise in cybersecurity, fintech, digital health, enterprise software and IT infrastructure.
Liran co-founded Team8 in 2014, initially focusing on the design of its incubation (venture studio) model. He worked closely with founding teams on the ideation of Team8’s first companies, including Curv (acquired by PayPal), Portshift (acquired by Cisco), Sygnia (acquired by Temasek for $250M), and Claroty (now a unicorn backed with $635M in funding).
Liran then transitioned to build and lead Team8’s Go-to-Market Group across its marketing, business development and business research & strategy functions, alongside the formation of the “Team8 Village,” a tightknit community of hundreds of C-level executives from the world’s leading enterprises. Combined, the two initiatives have become a powerful and differentiated advantage of Team8 in accelerating the success of its portfolio companies.
Liran is focusing his time on cybersecurity, enterprise software & IT infrastructure investments, and is currently a board director of Akeyless (secrets management), Cyberpion (external attack surface management) and Monogoto (IoT and private networks/5G connectivity), and observes the boards of Claroty (IoT & industrial OT security), Talon (secure browser), Illusive (identity risk management) and Hysolate (zero trust endpoints).
Prior to co-founding Team8, Liran led the flagship product at fintech unicorn eToro as well as the API and developers platforms for publisher engagement unicorn Conduit. He began his career by serving as a distinguished officer in the cyber and data division of Israel’s elite military and technology intelligence unit 8200.
Liran is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), has been selected by Forbes for its ’30 Under 30′ list as well as by The Marker, Israel’s leading financial magazine, for its ‘40 Under 40 Promising Young People’ list. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Liran lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel, with his architect partner, and love Tennis!
As a member of Class 26, Liran is serving his fellowship at Team8 under the mentorship of Lior Susan.