International NYC Cyber Center
JVP International NYC Cyber Center
After nearly 25 years of growing global companies and building successful tech ecosystems from its centers in Jerusalem, Be’er Sheva and the Galilee, JVP has expanded to New York City.
New York City and JVP launched the International NYC Cyber Center early February 2020 to transform NYC into the Cyber Innovation Capital of the Word, and provide unprecedented access to New York City’s robust business and municipal infrastructure to build the next billion-dollar company
Oscar winner and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow joined NYC Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, and Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Founder and Chairman Erel Margalit for the Grand Opening.
The International NYC Cyber Center:
The center, located at 122 Grand St, is a six-story, 165,000- square foot building designated as a New York City landmark. Between Crosby and Grand streets, the building built in 1879-80 features French Renaissance architectural design by John Correja. JVP enlisted award-winning architect Peter Bohlin, designer of the Apple stores, Pixar HQ and Square HQ, to transform the site into a center of innovation for cybersecurity, AI and Big Data technologies, while at the same time preserving the historic characteristics of this unique location. With 28 companies already scaling from within the center, tens of thousands of jobs are expected to be generated by the center. The majority of the center’s companies have at least $10 million of annual recurring revenue. These companies are scaling, they’re hiring, building sales and marketing organizations across the United States, and in New York they have an identity.
The City of New York Partnership
In late 2018, JVP partnered with The City of New York on a $100M initiative to transform NYC into a global leader for cybersecurity. The JVP International NYC Cyber Center provides a strong base for startups, connecting them to a cyber alliance including investors, multinational companies, leading executives, entrepreneurs, and universities within the New York ecosystem. With support from stakeholders across the city, startups in the Center will play a vital role not only in protecting cities, banks, utilities, and healthcare systems, but also democracies, the integrity of information, and the freedom of the individual. Moreover, it will provide these emerging businesses with a platform to develop the next groundbreaking innovation in cyber security. This along with the leading universities such as Columbia, Cornell Tech, NYU and CUNY.