Independent Accounting Professional @ Israel
Protecting the Digital Economy | Investing in the Future of Cyber-Security | World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2017) | Bilanz "Digital Shaper" (2020, 2021)
An alumna of the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence (2002-2004), as well as of Harvard (B.A., 2004-2008) and the University of St. Gallen HSG (MBA, 2012-2014), and a mother of 3 Montessori-trained, trilingual children, Shira (38) founded Cyverse AG in 2016 in Zurich with the vision of connecting Europe to Israel’s booming cyber-security ecosystem. Cyverse was based on Shira's St. Gallen MBA Thesis, "Swiss Venture Capital Investments in Israeli Cyber-Security Startups: A Critical Analysis."
Cyverse has become the leading provider of best-in-breed, next-gen Israeli cyber-security solutions for enterprises, selling to over 100 Swiss, German and Scandinavian multionational and local enterprises.
In 2021, following a successful track record of angel investing, Shira launched together with her husband Itay Shlomo "Cyverse Capital", an invitation-only Club of Executives from the DACH - Chairmen, CEOs and CISOs - who invest together into early-stage cyber-security companies. Shira and Itay are early stage investor in Tomorrow.io, Fireblocks (valued at 8bn USD), CyberX (acquired by MSFT for 165m USD), Cardinalops, Lightspin, IntSights (acquired by Rapid7 for 335m USD) and others.
Prior to founding Cyverse, Shira immersed in a decade of business activity in leading global corporations including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in Israel (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich (SIX: BAER).
Shira has received several awards:
- In 2017, Shira was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
- In 2018, she was selected by the Israeli financial magazine Globes as one of "40 Israeli Business Leaders under 40".
- In 2020 and 2021, Shira was elected as Top 100 Digital Shapers by the Swiss magazine Bilanz.
She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and scholarships, including the Seeds of Peace scholarship; the United World College Scholarship; the Shelby Davis Scholarship; the Goldman Fellowship; the Milken Fellowship; and the St. Gallen Women in Business Scholarship; and the STARS Program in Switzerland.
Shira is an Advisory Board Member at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM). She is an active Board Member at the Weizmann Young European Network (WYEN). She is a mentor at the 8200 Woman2Woman program.
Shira has been featured on CNN Switzerland, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Bilanz, the PwC CEO Magazine, Financial Times, New York Times, The Straits Times, Haaretz and TheMarker, among others.
Shira, Itay, Yardeni (8), Eden (5.5) and Benji (3) reside by the Lake of Zurich.