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Eilon Reshef: "I don't recommend people to be entrepreneurs, this is not fun."

Real Life Superpowers

Eilon Reshef: "I don't recommend people to be entrepreneurs, this is not fun."

In a conversation with Noa Eshed and Ronen Menipaz on the podcast Real Life Superpowers, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Gong, Eilon Reshef, discuss the challenge of living with a startup

CTech | 08:54  01.12.2022



"I don't recommend people to be entrepreneurs, this is not fun," said Eilon Reshef, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Gong on the Real Life Superpowers podcast. "You always get nos, right? Like what other industries keep getting nos all the time, right? I mean, I don't remember my dating days, that was many years ago, I'm over 50, but I don't think I got as many nos as I got as an entrepreneur."

He continued: "So, it's not fun. But at the same time you're getting so many nos that when finally somebody says yes, you're like, oh, dude, I really want to have you as a customer."

In this episode, Ronen and Noa speak with Eilon Reshef, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Gong.

He’s a serial entrepreneur. After successfully selling his previous e-commerce startup Webcollage, he went on to co-found Gong, a SaaS solution that as they like to describe themselves - “unlocks reality to help people and companies reach their full potential”

Gong is growing at a rapid rate and is very well known across the sales and marketing industry, having acclaimed several awards and doing marketing work that simply can’t be ignored.

They discuss:

  • Life after an exit
  • Bringing a new venture to life
  • Getting your first client and putting your idea into action
  • Experience-based insights on pitfalls to avoid
  • The power of hyper-focusing
  • Hiring people who are underqualified instead of overqualified (don’t)
  • Why be an entrepreneur in the first place
  • ..and much more!

There’s a lot to learn from Eilon’s professional and entrepreneurial journey, enjoy your listen!


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Noa Eshed: recognized as a thought leader by the Daily Telegraph. Her book "The Smart Marketer's Guide to Google Adwords” was an Amazon no.1 bestseller. Her digital marketing agency Bold Digital Architects has acclaimed several industry awards. She previously co-founded and distributed Israel’s only national magazine for students, and is a certified lawyer (Hebrew U grad) and journalist.

Ronen Menipaz: an Israeli investor, entrepreneur, tech advisor, and founder of numerous business ventures in the entertainment, adtech, and fintech space. During his 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, Ronen has been involved with over 100 startups in Israel, 30 of which he founded or co-founded. Two of those startups went public, while five were sold and four more are currently privately profitable companies.

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