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Managing Partner @
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8 Investments in 5 Companies
Gender:
Male
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http://www.ylventures.com
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Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf founded YL Ventures, which invests early in core-technology software companies in and around the Internet, and accelerates their evolution via value-added involvement and Silicon Valley-based business development.

Yoav has been a successful entrepreneur, investor, and consultant in the technology and new media fields for the past two decades. He is the founder and managing partner of YL Ventures, a global venture capital firm that invests in high-technology start-up companies and, within a short time, brings them to market.

In addition to 6Scan, Yoav serves on the board of directors of ClickTale (customer experience analytics), Upstream Commerce (automated competitive pricing analytics) and BlazeMeter (self-service load testing cloud) and is the lead investor of Seculert (security threat intelligence). Yoav served on the board of AcceloWeb (browser experience optimization) until it was acquired by Limelight Networks.

Yoav was the CEO and cofounder of Movota (mobile gaming) acquired by Bertelsmann, the CTO and cofounder of ExchangePath (online payments) acquired by CMGI, and the CEO and cofounder of PcEnterntainer Magazine. Yoav was also an associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures, studied at IMD, and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

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Managing Partner

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
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Title
Company
2003
2006
Founder, Managing Director and CEO
1999
2000
Principal
1996
1999
Founder and CTO
1993
1996
Project Manager

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Investments (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Sep, 2016$2.5M / Series A
Apr, 2016$2.5M / Seed (Lead)
May, 2014$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2013$3M / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2012$5.35M / Series A
Dec, 2011$1.2M / Series A
Mar, 2011$1.25M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2007$3M / Series A

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