Steven Witt is DataTribe’s Operating Partner in Maryland. DataTribe’s mission is to commercialize technological breakthroughs originally conceived and developed within the U.S. Intelligence Community. Since late 2016, DataTribe has launched four startups, including: ReFirm Labs, Dragos, Enveil, and Kesala.
Previously, Steven was a founder and CEO of Onyara, a dataflow software company. Leveraging lean startup principles, Steven built and sold Onyara in 2015 for $42 million after six months in business on a $1.1 million capital raise. Earlier in his career, Steven worked as a management consultant in the tech and energy industries at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Steven is also a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer with a focus on real-time intelligence production and analysis at scale. Prior to joining the CIA, Steven was awarded multiple honors as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service. His public service career included assignments in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Steven concurrently earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He also has a BA in Computer Science from Macalester College.
Steven and his wife Alex live in the Washington DC metro region. Their angel investment portfolio is primarily focused on military veterans and U.S. Intelligence Community alumni entrepreneurs. They have two children.