Rafi Kesten

A seasoned veteran of the global business scene, Raffi brings to JVP over twenty years of experience in semiconductors and new materials, as well as a deep business and operational understanding of the media and security worlds. Having served as a Venture Partner at JVP over the past decade, in February 2015, Raffi joined JVP as Managing Partner, while continuing to serve as special advisor to Cisco Systems’ CEO Mr. John Chambers as well as the video unit. Raffi serves on the board of JVP’s portfolio companies CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR), Earnix, Leadspace, AnyClip Media, NSLComm and GamEffective. Previously, Raffi was instrumental in leading the sale of JVP’s portfolio company EPOS to Qualcomm. Widely considered an expert in his field, Raffi was until recently Vice President of Service Provider Video Security, Software & Solutions Group at Cisco Systems previously holding the position of General Manager of NDS Israel and as Senior Vice President of NDS World Wide prior to its acquisition in 2012 by Cisco. Ahead of joining NDS, Raffi was VP of Operations and Production of Imaging Products at printing innovator Indigo, subsequently sold to HP. Raffi also held several engineering and managerial positions at Intel. During this time, Raffi won numerous awards including the international achievement award for the development of an improved process that doubled the yield of the 80386 chip. Raffi served in an elite commando unit of the Israeli Defense Forces.