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Ep 13 - Lior Klisman

Meet Lior Klisman, tech nerd and entrepreneur with an extensive background in IT & security who mentors & invests in immigrant founders.

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This week, Raj and Saif interview Lior Klisman.

Raised in Israel, Lior's early life was shaped by his parents' government work, which instilled in him an interest in technology and security. He later traveled extensively, including a transformative trip to India, and worked in various countries before landing in the US. His entrepreneurial journey involved overcoming numerous challenges, and he emphasizes the importance of perseverance, networking, and mentorship in business. Lior's story is one of resilience and the pursuit of personal and professional growth through diverse experiences and a willingness to learn and adapt. Hear him talk through the lessons he learned through his first acquisition, and how he uses those lessons to invest in immigrant Founders today.

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Every Tuesday at 10am, your co-hosts Raj and Saif publish a new episode featuring unique founders, advisors, investors, specialists, fractional executives, and ecosystem resources who work with early-stage companies every day. We highlight the person, their background, failures, and successes while building companies in an unfiltered space.

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