Nadav Zafrir

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Team8

Nadav Zafrir is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Team8. Nadav is focused on driving global growth for Team8 and is the architect of Team8’s relationships across the business, academic, and technology worlds. 

Nadav brings more than 30 years of operational and business experience. During his distinguished tenure in the Israel Defense Forces, he culminated his career as the Commander of Israel’s elite military intelligence Unit 8200 (the Israeli equivalent to the NSA), where he established the Israel Defense Force’s Cyber Command. Unit 8200 is recognized as a de facto talent incubator for the nation’s renowned cybersecurity and tech industry. 

Leveraging his unique experience, Nadav advises Fortune 500 companies, C-suite executives, and boards and is frequently invited to speak at various global forums.

Among his external board positions, Nadav serves as Chairman of SolarEdge (NASDAQ: SEDG) and Vice Chairman of Istari. 

Within Team8’s portfolio, he serves as the Chairman at Claroty, holds board memberships at Gem Security, Ox Security, Vena Security, Sygnia as well as being a board advisor at Duality.

Nadav graduated with an LLB from Reichman University and holds an MBA from the Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA program at Tel Aviv University. Born in Kiryat Anavim near Jerusalem, Nadav grew up in Latin America before returning to Israel at 18 to enlist in the military.