From a very early stage – before he knew anything about entrepreneurship or the sacrifices he would have to make – Amit knew that he wanted to build his own company. While pursuing his bachelor's degree at age 14, he met his co-founder Oran Avraham. As the two youngest people in the class, they naturally gravitated toward each other, fastly becoming best friends and vowing to start a security company together.
After graduation, Oran and Amit both began their careers in the Israeli Intelligence Corps' Unit 8200 where they learned about signal intelligence and code detection. After the service, Amit joined a late-stage startup Magic Leap, focusing on developing algorithms and learning how well-funded companies can scale quickly.
At Magic Leap, Amit developed his passion for data and machine learning further. He wanted to do something with data that would make an impact. Realizing that unlocking the potential of data would enable enterprises over the world to use data more freely at scale, Amit knew that he needed to focus on data security first.
Amit and Oran reconnected and in 2020, they founded Laminar together. In that time, the company has seen tremendous momentum; including raising $67m in venture capital funding, growing the team by more than 150% in 18 months, and launching the industry’s first research team dedicated to discovering and analyzing cloud data security threats and vulnerabilities.