Ran Geva is the CEO of Webz.io, a leading global provider of structured web data feeds for enterprises, developers, and analysts. With over 20 years of experience in software development and leadership, Ran is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in web data. Before founding Webz.io, he was the Founder of Omgili, a search engine for online discussions, and the Co-founder of Buzzilla, one of the top web monitoring and analysis companies in Israel. Ran is also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, where he connects with other successful entrepreneurs and learns from their experiences.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Ran Geva introduces Webz.io and how it helps business professionals
- What are the use cases of Webz.io?
- How to monitor the dark web for cybersecurity threats
- Webz.io’s ideal customer profile
- Ran shares dark web jargon that professionals should monitor
- Webz.io’s pricing model
- How the Hamas’ surprise attack in Israel went under the radar
- Tips for combating misinformation
- The impacts of war on people and business
In this episode…
In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is more important than ever. With increasing cyber threats and attacks, how can your company proactively protect its sensitive data and information?
According to Ran Geva, cybersecurity is critical in any company’s operations. Hiring a cybersecurity expert can help you stay ahead of the game and ensure your company’s data is safe and secure. Webz.io can help you monitor the dark web, detect risks, investigate threats, and provide actionable insights to make informed decisions about your company’s security.
In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down with Ran Geva, CEO of Webz.io, to discuss how to navigate web data. Ran talks about Webz.io and how it helps people, how to monitor the dark web for cybersecurity threats, dark web jargon, and Webz.io’s pricing model.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- EO Israel
- EO Accelerator
- Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
- Dr. Jeremy Weisz on LinkedIn
- Inspired Insider Podcast
- Ran Geva on LinkedIn
- Guy Mor on LinkedIn
- Matthew Connor on LinkedIn
- The Cyber Business Podcast
- Ella Travels on X
- “Automation Solutions with Wade Foster Founder of Zapier” on the Inspired Insider Podcast
- “[One Question] Dealing With Grief While Running A Startup with Wade Foster of Zapier” on the Inspired Insider Podcast
- “Pipedrive: Brain Surgery, Married, & Moved Company from Estonia to U.S. All at Once – with Urmas Purde [Inspiration]” on the Inspired Insider Podcast
- “[EO Israel] Innovative Staffing Software With Amit Oestreicher” on the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast
- “[EO Israel] Delivering Value to Global Markets With Orit Oz” on the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast
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Jeremy Weisz 0:13
Dr. Jeremy Weiss here founder of inspiredinsider.com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders today is no different I’ve Ran Geva of Webz.io Webz.io. And, Ran, before I formally introduce you, I always like to point out other episodes people should check out of the podcast, since this is part of the top Israel business leader series and also the SAS series. So both of them a couple ones that check out. You know, Ran is a member of Entrepreneurs Organization I did one with I don’t know if you know, Orit Oz if EO Israel, she runs an agency for 25 years in the b2b space, she helps companies with their global expansion, and to have consistent branding and messaging all over the world. And talks about this, she talked about in the interview, despite the war, her and her team had to forge ahead and how they did that. And I had EO Israel member, also Amit Oestreicher of Xtras and G-nie. He talks about how he lost all his clients. I don’t know if he’s told you this, but I lost all his clients overnight, not once, but twice and how he bounced back. And on the south side, Wade Foster, the one of the founders of Zapier, he talks about the journey starting it and you know, some of the the ups and downs. And I had the one of the cofounders of Pipedrive, Urmas Urmas talked about having brain surgery, getting married, moving to Estonia, from Estonia to the us all in the same year. When I talked to Ran they had 10,000 paying customers, when I interviewed him in 2013 now they I think have over 100,000 And in May he rest in peace he actually passed away because of the brain cancer. So that episode is near and dear to my heart as well. This episode is brought to you by Rise25 at Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and and how do we do that we actually do that by helping you run your podcast, we’re an easy button for a company to launch and run a podcast. We do the accountability, the strategy and the flex acumen around we call ourselves a magic elves that run in the background and make it look easy for the host in the company so they could just develop amazing relationships and create great content. You know, for me, the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships. And I found no better way over the past decade to profile the people and companies I most admire, share with the world what they’re working on. And so if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should if you have questions, go to Rise25.com. To learn more. I have a lot of free episodes on smart insider that basically answer almost any question you could ask about podcasting. So check that out. But I am excited to introduce Ran Geva. He’s a serial entrepreneur, web data expert. He’s a CEO and co founder of Webz.io. They went through some name changes. There’s some funny videos out there, Ran about the old name, so I liked the new name the rebrand Webz.io. What’s that?
Ran Geva 3:15
Is he the one who grew?
Jeremy Weisz 3:16
I saw that on? Yeah, exactly. I think it used to be called Web hose. And then there was a spoof video that you talking about. It’s hard to come up with a name and you came up with a web hook. And then you’re like, No in the video. That’s that’s not that’s not it. But Webz.io is great. It’s a leading global provider of structured web data feeds for enterprises, developers, analysts, and he’ll break down what that means and how it’s applicable. And I’m excited to talk about their lunar product which scours the dark web and some other places have to alert you of what’s going on of places you may not be looking and probably aren’t looking so. But Webz.io transforms a vast pool of web data from across the open and Dark Web into the structured web data feeds, ready for machines and for you to actually consume and make sense of it. He has over 20 years of experience in software development and leadership. Previously founded on Gilly a search engine for online discussions and co founder of Mozilla, one of the top web monitoring and analysis companies in Israel, also, as I mentioned in entrepreneur organization MEMBER So, Ran, thanks for joining me.
Ran Geva 4:31
Impressive, and I didn’t think of myself as as good to intrapreneur but thank you, you’re a humble
Jeremy Weisz 4:37
guy. Talk to people about Webz.io in what you do. I tried to explain it. But[Continue to Page 2]