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Michael Janke

Michael Janke

I am a 6-time CEO/Founder, co-founder of cyber startup foundry, DataTribe, author of 2 books and former Navy SEAL

Website: https://mike-janke.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-a79327/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michael_A_Janke
Fulton, MD
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Member since August 09, 2019
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Investor -Co-Founder of DataTribe

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"Michael Janke is a 6-time founder, accomplished entrepreneur and former member of SEAL Team 6. Mike is Co-Founder of Data Tribe - a unique startup studio and venture capital firm, specializing in commercial technology startups focused on Cyber security and Data Science.

DataTribe companies are built around technology developed by Intelligence agencies, defense, and research labs to solve large business problems using “over-the-horizon” technology. Data Tribe’s hands-on approach includes co-building startups alongside founders in the DataTribe facility.


In addition to Data Tribe, Mike is a co-founder of Blue Pacific Studios, an LA based media content production company, SMGI a bay area cyber security firm, and investor and board member of Onyara, which sold to Hortonworks. Mike was the Co-Founder of Silent Circle, a private security communication hardware and software technology firm, and Mike is also the founder of “Blackphone”, the world’s first main stream commercial secure android smartphone.


Mike is a board member of: DataTribe, Dragos, OP2Labs, MindBridge AI, Blue Pacific Studios, Strider and Prevailion.


His awards include Visionary of the Year - Center for Democracy & Technology, Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014 - Foreign Policy Magazine, Top 100 Washington Executives - Mobile Security Leadership - GovConExec 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

He is a best-selling author: Take Control- mastering the art of self-discipline.
Prior to starting multiple technology firms, Mike was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA, one of the countries largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with over 8,000 employees in 14 countries.


Mike speaks around the world on Privacy, Cyber Security, and building Startups and is the2016 recipientof the “Visionary of the Year” awarded by the Center for Technology & Democracy."