Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.
MR. RAN ACHITUV
Mr. Achituv was the first investor in Argus and was formerly the CTO of Amdocs and a Senior Vice President at Verint. Ran is a visionary executive with P&L, strategy, innovation, M&A and execution experience. Ran has a strong background in product research, development, and management in high-tech companies. Having served as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces, Ran founded the IDF’s satellite unit and holds a B.S.c. with honors in computer science from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg Recanati International program.
BRIGADIER GENERAL (RES.) NADAV ZAFRIR
Cyber and intelligence expert. Former Commander of IDF’s technology & intelligence unit (8200), and founder of the IDF Cyber Command. Nadav brings over a decade of extensive experience in cyber leadership. Nadav holds an LLB from the Interdisciplinary Center and an MBA from the International Executive MBA program of Northwestern University and Tel-Aviv University.
MR. GIL AGMON, CEO OF DELEK MOTORS
Mr. Gil Agmon is the CEO and the main share holder of Delek Motors (a publicly traded company which is the sole importer of Mazda, Ford and BMW products to Israel). Gil joined the company in 1987 as a salesman, and had over 27 years of automotive career, 16 out of them as the company’s CEO. Gil has an extensive automotive knowledge covering both mass and luxury automakers, as well as deep familiarity with the car industry globally.
Magma Venture Partners
Magma Venture Partners invests in early stage communication and semiconductor technology and helps to build companies that target global markets and create industry leading success stories. Magma seeks bright ideas, infuses them with experience and foresight, and facilitates their rise as industry leaders that redefine the global communications sector. Magma invests in fields such as: wireless networking, network and internet infrastructure, communication technology, semiconductors, security and data storage, software solutions and applications for carriers, enterprise and consumers. For more information, please visit: www.magmavc.com
Vertex Venture Capital
Vertex Venture Capital, a top-tier Israeli VC with $600 million under management, has an experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals, an impressive track record of exits through M&A and IPO and a strong international investor base. The Vertex team excels at identifying and investing in winners, and works closely with management in company building, generating business opportunities and leveraging synergies through its extensive global network of financial and industrial leaders. As the Israeli VC with the largest number of strategic and financial investors from Asia, Vertex opens doors in this territory, providing its portfolio companies with access to Asian partners and customers. Vertex was founded in 1997 and invests in high technology companies throughout their early stages of development in the areas of information networking and communications systems, software and components, digital media, enterprise software and Greentech. For more information, please visit: www.VertexVC.com
Magna is a leading global automotive supplier focused on delivering superior value to its customers through innovative products, processes and World Class Manufacturing. Product capabilities include producing body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. For further information, visit: www.magna.com
Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures (part of Allianz SE)
Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures (part of Allianz SE) mission is to strengthen Allianz by investing in innovation, and to strengthen its investment portfolio by facilitating strategic business development opportunities with Allianz. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures performs venture investments for Allianz SE, a global financial services provider with 85 million retail and corporate clients in more than 70 countries. In fiscal year 2014 around 147,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 122.3 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.4 billion euros. For more information, please visit: www.allianz.com
Established in 1999 as a pioneer of Internet-based financial services in Japan, the SBI Group has achieved rapid growth by recognizing the significance of two key trends, the diffusion and evolution of the Internet and financial deregulation. Today, the SBI Group has formed the world’s first Internet-based financial conglomerate in the Financial Services Business, providing financial services in a wide range of categories, including securities, banking and insurance. SBI’s investments and management of venture capital funds is guided by a corporate philosophy that calls for it to play a leading role in the development of the industry through the creation and incubation of new core industries of the 21st century, as a “New Industry Creator,” and as one of Japan’s leading venture capital companies. For more information, please visit: www.sbigroup.co.jp