Tomer Diari is an investor based in Silicon Valley, where he focuses primarily on cybersecurity, big data and deep tech opportunities. He currently serves as a board observer for Auth0, Bastille, Claroty, CyberGRX, Distil Networks, Endgame, Hysolate, Illusive Networks, Scytale, Team8 and Virtru.
Before joining Bessemer’s investment team in 2016, Tomer served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) top intelligence unit for six years, where he initiated cutting-edge technology projects in the fields of cyber-security and big data analysis. Tomer later shifted his attention to R&D and worked as a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engineer at Allot Communications, where he analyzed communication protocols, focusing on VoIP, video streaming and encrypted services.
Tomer graduated summa cum laude from the honors program with a degree in business and economics from IDC Herzliya. He is also an alum of the international Global Village academic program. In 2018, Tomer was elected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree.
Aside from being a technology enthusiast, Tomer is also passionate about education and geopolitics. He served as the executive chairman of IMUNA, a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of global diplomatic leaders, and has spent the last five years as an executive board member of the Birthright Israel Excel Community.