An Entrepreneur Is Like a Professional Basketball Player, Says Serial Entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer
Kramer, who previously co-founded firewall pioneer Check Point, cybersecurity company Imperva, and anti-fraud company Trusteer, is the co-founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity company Cato Networks
Maayan Manela | 09:05 05.08.2019
An entrepreneur is like a professional basketball player, according to Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO of Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity company Cato Networks Ltd. “Basketball players don’t just want to win, they really love to play,” Kramer said in a recent interview with Calcalist. It is more than a job or even a career, Kramer said; entrepreneurs have to really love what they are doing. Founded in 2015 by Kramer and Gur Shatz, Cato Networks is the latest in a long line of startups and companies Kramer helped establish. Firewall pioneer Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., cybersecurity company Imperva Inc., and anti-fraud company Trusteer Inc., acquired by IBM in 2013, are among the ventures he co-founded. lack of highly skilled tech workers and increasing competition for talent from multinational giants—Kramer said his dedication to the company as an experienced entrepreneur may give employees a sense that working for Cato Networks may be a good bet. “If I’m willing to bet 100% of my time on it, maybe in 10 years it will be a meaningful line in their resumes.” People also come to work at a certain company to have fun and to feel that they are doing something worthwhile with their time, Kramer said, adding that this is an experience best gained in a startup where there is a strong sense of belonging.