About the episode

Join us in this insightful episode as we dive into the fascinating journey of Tal Kollender, CEO and Co-founder of GYTPOL. Tal shares her remarkable story, from her early days of gaming to becoming a skilled hacker, and eventually, the visionary leader of a cybersecurity company.

In this candid conversation, Tal discusses her motivations for starting GYTPOL, a company focused on addressing device misconfigurations, human errors, and default settings. She opens up about the challenges she faced, the importance of building a strong company culture, and the unique path GYTPOL has taken in the world of cybersecurity.

Discover how Tal transitioned from a technical role to embracing sales, the lessons learned from running a startup, and the crucial role of passion in selling one's vision. Tal provides valuable insights into building a successful company, from hiring the right people to dealing with procurement challenges.

Don't miss this engaging episode, filled with anecdotes, advice, and the inspiring journey of a female CEO making waves in the cybersecurity landscape.

Key Takeaways:

Tal's unconventional path from gaming and hacking to founding GYTPOL.

The genesis of GYTPOL and the pivotal role of addressing device misconfigurations.

Navigating the challenges of startup life and the decision to remain bootstrapped.

The significance of building a strong company culture and hiring the right people.

Tal's perspective on the balance between technical expertise and salesmanship.

Dealing with the highs and lows of running a startup and the role of passion in leadership.

Insights into the validation and evolution of GYTPOL based on customer feedback.

Tal's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and the importance of learning from mistakes.

Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of Tal's entrepreneurial journey and the innovative strides GYTPOL is making in the cybersecurity realm.

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About our guest

Tal Kollender
Co-founder and CEO
Tal Kollender is the co-founder and CEO of GYTPOL - a device misconfiguration and vulnerability detection and remediation system protecting over 3 million devices worldwide. She’s a former professional hacker who transformed into a cyber specialist at the IT Corp Cyber Security-Systems division of the IDF and later a Cyber Expert & System Security Architect at Dell EMC; She then created GYTPOL with her co-founders. Her efforts in the cybersecurity field earned her the "Cybersecurity Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2023" award by the Unite Cybersecurity Alliance.
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