Who we are

Since its inception in 2016, Cyverse AG has established itself as the leading provider of next-generation Israeli cyber-security solutions for enterprises in Europe.

Newly headquartered at Bellevue in Zurich, Cyverse has catered to over 50 multinational customers in Europe, providing cutting-edge cyber-defense technology and services.

Our activity is supported by our firsthand familiarity with the Israeli cyber-security ecosystem, which our Founder Shira Kaplan acquired while serving in the 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Israeli Intelligence.

We invite you to work with us to immerse yourself in the future of cyber-security.

The Israeli Cyber-Security Ecosystem

This Israeli cyber ecosystem produces a steady pipeline of quality start-ups due to factors unique to the Israel:

  • As of 2020, there were over 500 cyber-security startups in Israel across a broad spectrum of cyber technologies and services

  • In 2018 there were over 80 financing rounds investing over $1 billion at all stages into Israeli cyber-security start-ups, more than 2x the amount in 2014; the average seed round has effectively doubled since 2014 to $3.6m

  • The constant innovation is tied to the steady flow of founder talent constantly coming out of top cyber focused IDF military units

  • An ecosystem of “serial cyber-security entrepreneurs” means there is rarely a “one-time Israeli cyber-security entrepreneur” and the ecosystem is highly dynamic and hyper-connected

  • Israel serves as a global leader in cyber innovation and R&D hub for large Tier 1 security & tech companies (MSFT, Checkpoint, Symantec, Palo Alto Networks) who strategically acquire Israeli cyber start-ups

Our Leadership


Shira Kaplan is the Founder & CEO of Cyverse AG. Shira’s technological training dates back to her military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence Analyst. She has held business management positions at publicly-traded companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich (SIX: BAER). 

Shira is an alumna of Harvard University (B.A.), where she studied Government and Chinese, and was a Davis Scholar. She holds an MBA from St. Gallen HSG University in Switzerland, where she wrote her thesis on Swiss Venture Capital Investments in Israeli Cyber-Security Startups, and where she was awarded the “Women in Business” Scholarship. 

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". Shira is also 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).

Shira has won several other awards, including the “Seeds of Peace” scholarship, the Goldman fellowship and the Milken Fellowship. She has been featured in the Financial Times, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Bilanz and other newspapers. 

She is an active angel investor in selected Israeli tech & cyber-security startups. She is a mother of three Montessori children and resides by Lake Zurich.

We look forward to working together with you.

Cyverse AG

Rämistrasse 18, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

+41 (0)43 53 93 188