Rahul Sasi is the founder and CEO of CloudSEK, which leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to combat cyber threats. The Singapore-headquartered company was founded in 2015, and raised a $7 million in Series A investment led by MassMutual Ventures in 2021.
In this Help Net Security interview, Sasi talks about the challenges of building CloudSEK, his journey in the cybersecurity industry, and discusses lessons learned along the way.
What unexpected obstacles did you encounter while building CloudSEK?
Before I started CloudSEK I was a good individual contributor. Some of the research I did got international attention. I was also listed as a top performer by my then employer Citrix. So, I knew that hard work was the basis of all achievements. However, building a company is not just about your skills and tenacity. There is a lot more to it.
Transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader took some time. Finding great people, convincing them to join…