Nadav Zafrir is Co-founder of Team8 and Managing Partner of Team8 Platform. 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’s experience has positioned him well to help define the opportunities and challenges in today’s technology marketplace. Prior to founding Team8, he served as Commander of Unit 8200, Israel’s elite military technology unit, where he established the Israel Defense Force’s Cyber Command. Unit 8200 is recognized as the informal talent incubator for the nation’s renowned tech industry.
Nadav travels the world widely, advising Fortune 500 companies, C-suite executives and boards on the critical role of cyber as an integral part of digital transformation. His belief that innovation is found at the edge of chaos has informed his perspectives as Team8 has developed, introduced and scaled technology companies. He is a frequent speaker at global forums, including World Economic Forum, World50, TechCrunch Disrupt and Google’s Zeitgeist.
Nadav holds an LLB from the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Centre and 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 and returned to Israel at 18 to enlist in the military, where he first served as a paratrooper before joining Unit 8200.