Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs

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Michal Tsur
Co-founder of video publishing platform Kaltura. She was formerly the co-founder of Cyota, an online security company, which was acquired by RSA Security for $145 million.
Country of origin: Israel

I started Cyota in New York with my four co-founders while we were all pursuing graduate degrees at NYU. We decided to incorporate in the United States rather than Israel because the primary market for our security solutions were large banks and financial firms. In Israel, you can’t meet with the largest banks or universities or enterprises. It was clear to us that the market we wanted to tap was not there.