A Giant Exit in Tricky Times

May 27, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Tel Aviv

We're happy to host the CEO and CTO of Checkmarx, whose recent giant exit broke headlines in the Israeli startup scene. Emmanuel Benzaquen and Maty Siman of Checkmarx have been growing the software security company together to global scale since its inception in 2006. Their story can serve as inspiration and source of insights to entrepreneurs worldwide. The event will be moderated by Hillel Fuld.

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About this event

We're very excited about this upcoming event!

Emmanuel Benzaquen and Maty Siman have been growing Checkmarx together to global scale since the company's inception in 2006. In March the control of the software security company was sold to a U.S. private equity firm in a cash deal at a valuation of $1.15 billion. The regular challenges of an M&A deal were compounded by the Coronavirus lockdown.

With offices in nine countries and customers across 70 countries, Checkmarx has a story that will serve as a source for insights and inspiration to Entrepreneurs all around the globe. It delivers pride to the Israeli startup scene and we're very happy to host its founder & CTO and CEO together on one stage.

This event will be hosted jointly with The Jerusalem Post and moderated by journalist Hillel Fuld. Hillel is a tech blogger, and he collaborates with tech giants to transform Startup Nation to Scale-up Nation.

Following the fireside chat and audience Q&A, we'll continue with business networking over virtual breakout rooms.

It's going to be a super interesting and high-quality event, so don't wait to get your tickets! See registration link below.

Check out what happened


  • Emmanuel Benzaquen



  • Maty Siman


    CTO & Founder


  • Chemi Peres

    Pintago VC

    Co-Founder & Managing General Partner

  • Micha Kaufman


  • Yuval Tal


  • Jim Scheinman

    Maven Ventures


  • Hilel Fuld


    Tech Blogger, Startup Advisor

  • Shahar Matorin

    Startup Grind

    Country Director



Wednesday, May 27, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


Welcome & Introductions
Fireside Chat
Audience Q & A
Virtual Business Networking


  • Shahar Matorin

    Startup Grind

    Israel Country Manager

  • Lirone Glikman

    The Human Factor By Lirone Glikman

    Co Director

  • Dana Dekel

    Israel Defense Fund

    Vice President of Biz Dev


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