Team8 for Entrepreneurs:

We lose sleep
when you do

Building a company is a high-risk venture. If you’ve built one already, you know that it can be exhausting and at times excruciating.

Now imagine if, from day one, your team could include unicorn founders, CEOs of large companies, the most esteemed experts in your field and a full-time company-building team.

How we collaborate

Driven by entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIR), we identify a problem, ideate a disruptive solution, and extensively validate its market fit and go-to-market strategy, which leads to the formation of a new ambitious company. Our rigorous de-risking process is made up of a series of “gates.” Seated at the table are our company builders, potential buyers, investors and industry experts who help spot problems and gaps, making each company more relevantly differentiated and fit to compete. We have done this over and over again and know it’s an essential competitive advantage.

Our four-stage process for company-building

Team8 Capital invests in early-stage companies, leading seed, and Series A and B rounds of funding across Enterprise Technology, AI, Cyber and Fintech. We provide our entrepreneurs with hands-on support driven by our own operational experience building and investing in startup companies, from seed to exit or IPO. Entrepreneurs gain access to a rich ecosystem of resources, expertise and capabilities all at their disposal as they build, scale and grow their companies to success.

This is our new approach to value-add investing

01
Exploration
Identify a major enterprise challenge
02
Ideation
Invent a disruptive solution
03
Validation
Develop a Proof of Concept with design partners
04
Facilitating Growth
Get introduced to hundreds of sales opportunities, with continued recruiting and brand-building support.
01
Company-Building Experience & Domain Expertise
Domain experts with a wealth of experience in enterprise technology, AI, cybersecurity and fintech.
02
Powerful Access to Market
Hundreds of business opportunities and intimate discussions with C-level executives.
03
Access to Top-Talent
Unparalleled access to recruit world-class R&D talent and alumni of Israel’s elite technology and intelligence units.
Benefits:

Minimizing
Risk,
Maximizing
Success

Researchers & ideators on hand

Deep in-house technological expertise – researchers, data-scientists, and ideators – all on board to crack complex technological challenges, understand limitations of existing solutions, and design new ones.

Extensive market access and deep engagement with enterprise leaders

The go-to-market team facilitates introductions and engagements with hundreds of C-level executives who comprise our Village and with whom we have deep and trusted relationships. Our Growth Advisory Council supports building your go-to-market team and strategy.

Driving a critical mass of talent

Our roots in the elite intelligence and tech units of the Israel Defense Forces give us access to the very top R&D talent among the graduates. They are trained to perform high-stakes problem solving in a complex and collaborative environment and to apply the latest technologies. Our close relationships with esteemed universities are also a source of great talent.

Our team is your team

Our team includes former CEOs, unicorn founders, serial entrepreneurs and accomplished investors. Together they provide a wealth of company-building and operational experience to build your company to scale.

Elite expertise in cyber, data, fintech

We are not generalists. In each of our domains of focus, we bring deep expertise and understanding of the complexities of the industry. This drives our ability to help identify and shape a bold vision for where the future is headed.

Global thought leadership platform

A strong industry voice with presence on global stages that range from executive leadership such as the World Economic Forum in Davos to technological leadership such as TechCrunch and numerous CIO / CTO / CDO exclusive forums.

What our entrepreneurs say:

Rina Shainski

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman, Duality Technologies

“During the last year and a half, pretty much thanks to Team8, we were exposed to hundreds of C-level teams and had the opportunity to present Duality to many of those teams. That’s an amazing advantage for any startup.”

Galina Antova

Co-Founder, Claroty

“The funding we got from Team8 allowed us to focus on solving the problem in front of us and to quickly find the best product-market fit. The investors that Team8 brought early on, such as Cisco and later Walmart and Microsoft, became design partners that helped us get early access to the market.”

Ofer Israeli

Founder & CEO, Illusive

“What’s unique about Team8 is how closely they work with the companies they create. Everybody carries the weight together and everybody does whatever is needed to make the company successful.”

Cem Kent

Entrepreneur in Residence, Team8

“Building companies is very, very difficult. If you could increase your probability and have the right support system to get you through those difficult moments as early as possible, I think that’s a really compelling model. That’s why I find the Team8 ecosystem and the support model so valuable.”

Dr. Alon Kaufman

Co-Founder & CEO, Duality Technologies

“With Team8’s help, we were exposed to top Fortune 1000 companies and received input from a wide variety of expertise and people. As a startup, that’s something that would take years to get. With Team8 we got it within the first year of validating our concepts and ideas.”

Amir Zilberstein

Co-Founder & Chairman, Claroty

“We relied heavily on the Team8 brand and used that in our market. We won major partnerships and part of it is due to the brand and everything that Team8 brings to the table.”

Benny Porat

Co-Founder & CTO, Claroty

“As a member of the Team8 family with access to the Village, you work with excellent design partners before you actually have a product. The access that Team8 provides is priceless when it comes to product validation and market fit.”

Rina Shainski

Co-Founder & Executive Chairwoman, Duality Technologies

“During the last year and a half, pretty much thanks to Team8, we were exposed to hundreds of C-level teams and had the opportunity to present Duality to many of those teams. That’s an amazing advantage for any startup.”

Galina Antova

Co-Founder, Claroty

“The funding we got from Team8 allowed us to focus on solving the problem in front of us and to quickly find the best product-market fit. The investors that Team8 brought early on, such as Cisco and later Walmart and Microsoft, became design partners that helped us get early access to the market.”

Ofer Israeli

Founder & CEO, Illusive

“What’s unique about Team8 is how closely they work with the companies they create. Everybody carries the weight together and everybody does whatever is needed to make the company successful.”

Cem Kent

Entrepreneur in Residence, Team8

“Building companies is very, very difficult. If you could increase your probability and have the right support system to get you through those difficult moments as early as possible, I think that’s a really compelling model. That’s why I find the Team8 ecosystem and the support model so valuable.”

Dr. Alon Kaufman

Co-Founder & CEO, Duality Technologies

“With Team8’s help, we were exposed to top Fortune 1000 companies and received input from a wide variety of expertise and people. As a startup, that’s something that would take years to get. With Team8 we got it within the first year of validating our concepts and ideas.”

Amir Zilberstein

Co-Founder & Chairman, Claroty

“We relied heavily on the Team8 brand and used that in our market. We won major partnerships and part of it is due to the brand and everything that Team8 brings to the table.”

Benny Porat

Co-Founder & CTO, Claroty

“As a member of the Team8 family with access to the Village, you work with excellent design partners before you actually have a product. The access that Team8 provides is priceless when it comes to product validation and market fit.”

FAQ

Team8 operates multiple vehicles: Team8 Enterprise, Team8 Fintech and Team8 Capital. Our foundry vehicles partner with entrepreneurs to co-found new companies from scratch. We currently operate two foundries: Team8 Enterprise, which focuses on enterprise technology, cybersecurity, and AI, and Team8 Fintech, which focuses on financial technologies. Our investment vehicle, Team8 Capital, invests in startups that are already on their way, at seed, and Series A and B rounds.

We invest in startup companies across enterprise technology, cyber, data, AI, and fintech.

We work with entrepreneurs in a wide range of phases, from the very beginning till B-Round of funding. We engage with entrepreneurs before a company is born or when an idea is just being developed, all the way to when their companies have significant market traction and customer base.

It depends. We partner with entrepreneurs at different stages of the company-building process. With some, at the very beginning, building a new company from scratch as co-founders. With others, we partner at pre-seed, seed, A and B stages.

Our investment vehicle, Team8 Capital, is happy to speak to you, as it leads seed, Series A and B rounds of funding.

Our first check size is typically $3-8M.

The gates are the milestones of the four-stage process. At each gate, the Entrepreneur in Residence, together with Team8 and the Village meet in person for a thorough review of the company-development. The input and perspectives of the Village ensure the company is moving in the right trajectory.

We look for collaborative leaders, bringing deep domain expertise and knowledge of the particular problem domain, resilience, passion and focus to lead the way.

Team8’s investors (LPs) include leading enterprises from major industries across the globe. These LPs are active participants in the growth of our companies. Many of our LPs serve as early design partners, beta users, early customers, and partners of the Team8 portfolio companies. Investors include: Cisco, Microsoft, AT&T, Walmart, Airbus, Softbank, Accenture, Moody’s, Munich-Re, NTT, Temasek, Barclays, Nokia, Scotiabank, among others, making up the core of our Village.