About Sayata Labs

Sayata Labs is an enterprise-grade risk assessment solution for the cyber insurance industry that is tailored to the SMB segment. Powered by AI-based algorithms and utilizing granular data that is directly linked to the vast majority of cyber breaches, the solution leverages deep cybersecurity and data science expertise to provide profound insights to better assess cyber risk. Sayata also delivers actionable recommendations that enable insureds to easily improve their cybersecurity posture.

The Sayata Labs team combines the expertise of cybersecurity researchers, insurance professionals, IT developers and data scientists to help companies address their true cyber risk.

Asaf Lifshitz

Before founding Sayata Labs, Asaf was a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients on their strategic business issues. Prior to that, after graduating from the IDF's elite Talpiot Program for R&D leadership, Asaf was a Physicist in the Ministry of Defense. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Sc. in Physics, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics.

Avishay Maya

Avishay is a cybersecurity expert. He has twelve years of experience in cybersecurity R&D. Avishay has been a lecturer on cybersecurity at the Hebrew University since 2013. He served as a head of section in an elite technological unit in the Intelligence Corps, and prior to that as a cybersecurity team leader in the IDF’s Encryption and Security Center. Avishay received three Major general distinctions for technological achievements. Avishay holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and a Talpiot B.Sc. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, both from the Hebrew University.

Iddan Golomb
VP of Products

Iddan is a Data Science and Machine Learning expert. He has extensive data science R&D experience while serving as a senior data scientist and a team leader in the Intelligence unit 8200. Iddan led state of the art projects which received numerous awards, including the highest distinction in the Intelligence Corps for technological achievement. Iddan holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, and a Talpiot B.Sc. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University.

Michal Kwiecinski
Strategic Advisor

Michal Kwiecinski has a combined experience as an insurance executive at country manager and regional manager level (10 years at Liberty Mutual Insurance and AXA), a research mathematician (PhD with international research track record in Poland, France and Japan) and management consultant (7 years at McKinsey & Co.). Armed with this combined managerial/ analytics/ consulting toolkit and hands-on experience from 11 countries, Michal is now an advisor to several global analytics/ fintech companies.

Pierre-Olivier Desaulle
Strategic Advisor

An experienced international insurance executive with a demonstrated history of successfully developing insurance businesses through product and distribution innovation. Held various senior management positions, including CEO of Hiscox Europe. Currently serves as an independent non executive director on the board of Beazley Insurance dac.

David Schapiro
Strategic Advisor

David has over 30 years of experience within the software industry as a senior executive, specializing in data analytics and insurtech companies. Since 2006, for over a decade, David has led analytical insurtech company Earnix, turning it into one of the leading analytical insurtech players. David is also the co-founder of Planck Re, and serves as a Non-Executive Director at Bought By Many.

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