Today's Entrepreneur: Alon Girmonsky

Kristin Karaoglu · December 7, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/2265

No. 1 mistake: Tend to think that plans are there to stay

Today's Entrepreneur is Alon Girmonsky, CEO & Founder of BlazeMeter, Ltd. of. According to his VEQ Alon is a thought leadership and is good at marketing management, technology design. 

Girmonsky's company BlazeMeter, just raised $1.2 million in Series A capital from YL Ventures this week.

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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:

BlazeMeter, iWeb

Startups I worked for:

Same as the above :)

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

UserVoice

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

Frustrating: People tend to think that being an entrepreneur is cool .. and easy. It maybe cool but it's not easy. And it's cool only some of the times.

Rewarding: you get the chance to build something from scratch to a full product. It's kind of like giving birth ..

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Tend to think that plans are there to stay, does not prepare for the change and does not adopt to it once it comes.

Want to change the world? be ready to move with the change ..

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
  1. The term "not possible" can not take space in the entrepreneur 's vocabulary. 
  2. Money usually runs out much faster than anticipated 
  3. The entrepreneur's path is long. You must come prepared.

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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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BlazeMeter is a self-service, web and mobile load testing platform (PaaS) providing developers an enterprise grade, out-of-the-box load testing solution. 100% compatible with Apache JMeter™. Start testing in under five minutes.
 
BlazeMeter significantly simplifies the load testing process for web and mobile applications by providing developers easy integration into their native development environment, realistic user simulation, advanced scripting capabilities, unlimited on-demand load testing capacity, comprehensive, interactive real-time reporting, sophisticated result analysis and geographically distributed testing across 8 different locations. Users can easily run multiple load tests, quickly locating and fixing performance bottlenecks.
  
BlazeMeter provides a free plugin to JMetera Drupal modulea WordPress plugina Jenkins CI plugin and full integrations with TeamCity (JetBrains), CloudBees and New Relic for simplified load testing.
 
BlazeMeter has over 6,000 users including banks, government agencies, retail sites, newspapers, online gaming companies, media streaming companies, SaaS companies and hundreds of start-ups. For more information please visit www.blazemeter.com, subscribe to the JMeter Cloud Blog and follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlazeMeter
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Alon Girmonsky

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