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Lightspin Contextual Cloud Security  
From Vision to Action

Founded by experienced cloud pen-testers who spent time on the customer side of the equation, Lightspin's goal is to empower organizations to start seeing their cloud environment from an attacker’s perspective and instantly identify, prioritize, and fix any open attack paths.


We believe that what’s needed to address the current security challenges of the modern cloud and containers environment is a different approach; A holistic approach that takes every possible risk into consideration,  no matter where it comes from. And this can only be accomplished by getting the attackers' perspective, something our founders’ offensive background has made possible. With the idea of getting the attackers' perspective in mind, we developed a system that visualizes, detects, prioritizes, and fixes any risk to all cloud and Kubernetes environments.


94% of businesses use the cloud. But despite the cloud’s near-universal acceptance, it comes with unexpected complexities that pose significant challenges when it comes to keeping it secure. From the intricacies of the shared responsibility model to the countless settings and configurations that can be intentionally or unintentionally tampered with, there’s lots that can go wrong. Our founders had seen the realities of this challenge first hand during their time spent working in offensive cyber initiatives and set out to build a solution that would change the game. Officially launched in late 2020, Lightspin aims to enable cloud security owners to establish a resilient and hardened cloud security posture.


And now, with multiple deployments in Fortune 500 companies, we are excited to enable organizations of all types and sizes to get proactive and take a predictive approach to optimizing cloud security.

Our Founders

Lightspin Leadership


Vladi Sandler

Vladi is an avid security entrepreneur with more than twelve years of experience in cyber security domains. With vast expertise in managing teams and initiating new and innovative services, he established the comprehensive application security training program in EY and headed up the first Automotive Cloud Security team at Cymotive. These roles, among others, allowed Vladi to acquire a clear idea of what was missing in the cloud security ecosystem. His entrepreneurial skills, coupled with his offensive outlook, make Vladi uniquely qualified to help organizations gain control of their cloud security stack.


Or Azarzar

Or is a tech enthusiast with ten years of experience in leading complicated and innovative cyber security teams and product development. As a distinguished subject matter leader in both defensive and offensive product research and development, Or brings his vast experience to Lightspin, delivering the most cutting-edge solutions to users. Or has served as a cloud security architect at Cymotive and the Offensive IoT R&D Team Leader at the Prime Minister's Office. He specializes in cloud and Kubernetes security and has a passion for pentesting cloud infrastructure.

Our Team

VP of Product

Hanan Bercu

Hanan Bercu is a product leader with a proven track record of leading products from inception to completion. He previously led product teams at PerimeterX, Start.IO, Clarizen, and SAP, working closely with customers and engineering to develop and manage the evolution of the product. Hanan holds an MBA in Business Administration as part of Global Management MBA, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Track, and a BA in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya.


Jonathan Rau

Jonathan is our Chief Information Security Officer, joining us from IHS Markit, a global information services company, where he ran Cloud & Offensive Security and created a security data graph project with his team. Jonathan has held roles at AWS, NBCUniversal, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and is a US Army veteran.

VP of Engineering

Roee Yankelevsky

Roee is an experienced Software manager, with a proven record of building highly efficient multi-disciplinary development teams, and leading them to achieve their goals and deliver complex system-of-systems projects with highest quality & on time. Before joining Lightspin, Roee led the "In-Vehicle" real-time embedded group at Cymotive, developing various cybersecurity products for the automotive industry. Roee holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion.

VP of Security Research

Head of HR

VP Finance

Gafnit Amiga

Yael Rotker

Karin Guseinov

Gafnit Amiga is the VP of Security Research at Lightspin. Gafnit has 7 years of experience in Application Security and Cloud Security Research. Gafnit leads the Security Research Group at Lightspin, focused on developing new methods to conduct research for new cloud native services and Kubernetes. The Group works closely with the part of the engineering team dedicated to the product's detection and remediation capabilities. Previously, Gafnit was a lead product security engineer at Salesforce focused on their core platform and a security researcher at GE Digital. Gafnit holds a Bs.c in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya and a student for Ms.c in Data Science.

As Head of HR at Lightspin, Yael drives insightful solutions to critical HR issues, leading the ongoing strategy plans supporting the development of Lightspin’s global workforce. She oversees all recruitment, employee development, and office management. Yael is a multifaceted HR leader, with prior experience as an HR Partner, Global Talent Acquisition manager and recruitment leader. Yael holds a B.A in Psychology and Business management and a M.A in Human Resource Management.

Karin is an experienced finance professional with startups and corporations. She oversees all finance and accounting responsibilities at Lightspin with past experience leading finance initiatives at Drivenets, Sizmek, and NICE Systems.

VP of Marketing

Luke Tucker

Luke is a marketing and community executive with experience building brands and communities. In his role as VP Marketing at Lightspin he is in charge of all demand generation, brand and community development efforts. Prior to Lightspin, Luke held various leadership roles at HackerOne, most recently serving as VP Community.

Erik Watson

VP of Sales

Erik is seasoned sales leader with over 20 years of technical sales experience.  In his role as Global VP of Sales, Erik is in charge of leading the Sales team and developing and implementing go-to-market strategies, in addition to working closely with clients and partners to anticipate market needs. Before Lightspin, Erik held various sales leadership roles at Imperva, Fastly, 247.ai, Amplitude and XO Communications.

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Dell Technologies Capital is the global venture capital investment arm of Dell Technologies. The investment team backs passionate early stage founders who push the envelope on technology innovation for enterprises. Since inception in 2012, the team has sustained an investment pace of $150 million a year and has invested in more than 125 startups, 52 of which have been acquired and 7 have gone public. Portfolio companies also gain unique access to the go-to-market capabilities of Dell Technologies (Dell, Dell EMC, VMWare, Pivotal, Secureworks). Notable investments include Arista Networks, Cylance, Docusign, Graphcore, JFrog, MongoDB, Netskope, Nutanix, Nuvia, RedisLabs, RiskRecon, and Zscaler. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Dell Technologies Capital has offices in Boston, Austin, and Israel.

Our Investors

Our Advisors

Investor and Advisor

Shira Kaplan

Shira Kaplan is the founder and owner of Cyverse AG which delivers innovative, next-gen cyber security solutions to over 60 European enterprises. Shira is an active angel investor in selected Israeli tech & cyber security startups, including Climacell, Fireblocks, CyberX (acquired by MSFT), IntSights, and BioCatch.

Investor and Advisor

Ahikam Kaufman

Ahikam Kaufman is a technology executive with experience leading and scaling businesses globally. Ahikam was co-founder & COO of Check, a payment company that was acquired by Intuit [INTU] Before that, Ahikam served as CEO of Scan Modul (acquired by NewPort Capital). Before that, Ahikam served as CFO of AeroScout, (acquired by Stanley, Black & Decker security [SWK]), and CFO of Conduct Inc. (acquired by Mercury [MERQ]). Ahikam has been an early investor in companies such as Datorama (acquired by SalesForce [CRM]) and WhiteSource -  a leading open-source security company.  

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