Elron Ventures Supports Portfolio Companies with Four New C- Suite Leaders on Their Advisory Board

Elron Ventures
December 12, 2021
Elron Ventures’ four new advisory board members are industry innovators, entrepreneurs, and world-class technology leaders. Their strategic insights guide portfolio companies’ innovation as they penetrate new markets.

Elron Ventures, a leading Israeli early-stage investment firm focusing on cybersecurity and enterprise software startups, invited four industry leaders and world-class domain experts to join their Advisory Board. These leaders are Jeff Trudeau, CISO of Chime and a seasoned security leader, Gil Gur Arie, Chief Global Data Insights & Analytics at Ford Motor Company, Al Ghous, CISO of Snapdocs and Co-Founder of SVCI, and Dr. Selim Aissi, a technology & cybersecurity leader.

The new venture advisory board will share their expertise in assisting Elron Ventures with its investment strategy, providing assistance in identifying the right product marketing position, and creating stronger connections with relevant communities and investors. Through the advisory board’s leadership team, Elron Ventures’ portfolio companies will receive ongoing guidance and support throughout their lifecycle, strengthening both the portfolio companies and Elron Ventures.

Dr. Selim Aissi. Credit: Elron Ventures.

Another advisor, Gil Gur Arie, brings knowledge beyond his Ford Motor Company expertise. This includes being a retired colonel in the Israeli Military Intelligence Corps, unit 8200, and working with companies to develop their Big Data strategies. He brings two decades of recognition growth channels through data science and AI capabilities.

Enhancing Elron Ventures’ cybersecurity expertise, Al Ghous brings portfolio companies direct access to the Silicon Valley investment ecosystem. In addition to being active in various cybersecurity organizations and consortiums, Al is also a member of several advisory boards, where he helps founders focus on product, market fit, strategy, and fundraising. In addition, Selim Aissi will be joining the advisory board as a cybersecurity leader and innovator with experience working on breaking technologies at Intel and Visa. As a board member for multiple startups, Selim has been recognized for security innovation and leadership and received several awards, including the 2019 CISO of the Year Award, Top 100 Global CISOs, and Most Influential CISOs.

“We are excited about the multidisciplinary group joining our board,” said Elik Etzion, Elron Ventures Head of Enterprise Software and Cybersecurity Investments. “This plays a major role in Elron Ventures’ value-creation strategy. As early-stage investors, we are team players in every portfolio we invest in. With that in mind, we are always evolving to prepare our companies better to meet the business and technology challenges of today and tomorrow. This group will boost our portfolio companies’ potential for success by guiding them through some of the most challenging stages of an early-stage company.” Said Etzion.

Elron Ventures

Elron Ventures

Elron Ventures is one of the leading brands in the Israeli VC world since 1962. Our focus is in early-stage investing, where we leverage our expertise across an array of different industries and key strategic partnerships to provide capital and assistance to promising Israeli tech start-ups helping them achieve their goal of becoming true global leaders. Our group of companies includes companies at various stages of development that are engaged in a variety of technology fields, mainly medical devices, cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and enterprise software Our team is dedicated to attracting and supporting imaginative and focused entrepreneurs and startups with never-been-done-before ideas. Group companies benefit from our combined technological, strategic, entrepreneurial & business expertise, broad networks, and wide attention span.
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