Alon Girmonsky
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Alon Girmonsky

Seasoned entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience developing enterprise grade software systems.

Personal blog: http://blazemeter.com
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Member since December 06, 2011
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1999 Tel-Aviv Uni , MBA , Corporate FInance
1993 Tel-Aviv Uni , BS , Computer Sci & Mathematics

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

BlazeMeter, UserVoice

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: People tend to think that being an entrepreneur is cool. You set your own hours. You are your own boss and you get to make the final decisions. It is empowering and interesting to be your own boss, but there are always people you have to answer to: investors, customers. You work for them and the responsibility is all on you, good or bad. There is no downtime or rest.

Rewarding: You get to embrace your own creativity, do what you love the most and are the best at without being censored or boxed in. Building something you believe in from the ground up is an incredible journey. You literally 'blaze' your own trail.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They can make the mistake of thinking that that plans are set in stone and things are there to stay. Then they fall into the trap of not preparing for change and not adapting to it once it comes.

If you want to change the world, be ready to move and flow with the changes.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. The terms "not possible", "can't" and "won't" are forever erased from the entrepreneur 's vocabulary.
2. Money usually runs out much faster than anticipated.
3. Focus, focus, focus ... and don't forget .. focus.

Full bio

My current Company is BlazeMeter, which provides a testing cloud focused on load testing and is 100% compatible with the open source jmeter . BlazeMeter provides developers and QA testers self-service tools to build failure resilient applications.

Prior to this, I was the CTO of Taldor, Israel 3rd largest IT company.
In 1998, I co.founded my first startup, iWeb. iWeb was acquired by a Japanese consortium of market leaders including Softbank, Dentsu and CCI.
At the beginning of my career, I spent many years in the technological unit of the IDF as a developer.