Michael Janke

Michael Janke is a 6-time founder and CEO, accomplished entrepreneur, author and former member of SEAL Team 6. Mike is a co-founder of DataTribe – a unique startup foundry and venture capital firm, specializing in commercial technology startups focused on cybersecurity and data science with founders that come out of the Intelligence Community and Government R&D laboratories. Mike is a board member of DataTribe Foundry, Strider Technologies, Proof Research, SixMap and DataTribe Opportunities Fund. His awards include Visionary of the Year – Center for Democracy & Technology, Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014 – Foreign Policy Magazine, Goldman Sachs – Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014, Fast Company – The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015, and MIT Technology Review – Top 10 New Innovative Technologies, Top 100 Washington Executives – Mobile Security Leadership – GovConExec Magazine.

Prior to starting multiple technology firms, Mike was the founder and former CEO of SOC- USA, one of the country’s largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with more than 8,000 employees in 14 countries.

Mike speaks around the world on privacy, National Security, cybersecurity, and building startups and is the 2016 recipient of the “Visionary of the Year” awarded by the Center for Technology & Democracy. He is a best-selling author: Take Control- mastering the art of self-discipline. Mike currently divides his team between Washington, DC and Santa Fe, NM.