About

jankesealjanke1Mike is a serial entrepreneur, author and former member of SEAL Team 6. He is the co-founder of DataTribe -a Fulton, MD and San Francisco based technology startup-studio. Previous to DataTribe, Mike co-founded Blue Pacific Studios, a Los Angeles based Film Production & Internet Media Company, Silent Circle, Blackphone, SOC-USA -one of the largest defense logistics and security firms in Washington DC, with over 6000 employees. SMGI and Chief Evangelist/Board Member at Onyara. Mike sits on the Board of Dragos, Mindbridge.AI, OP2Labs, Blue Pacific Studios,  DataTribe and Silent Circle.

Mike is also a noted author of the best-selling book on self-discipline, leadership, and performance (Take Control ), and is a frequent guest on national news, television, and print media outlets.

Mike speaks around the world on Privacy, Cyber Security, building technology startups and is the 2016 recipient of the “Visionary of the Year” awarded by the Center for Technology & Democracy.

Mike lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and daughter.

Recent articles, videos and interviews.

Washington Post: This is one corner of DC’s tech scened doing really well

CSO Magazine: 350% More Cyber Pros in DC Area: DataTribe – 350% More Cyber Pros in DC Area

Wall Street Journal: DataTribe Launches To Back Entrepreneurs Leaving Government Roles

Center for Technology & Democracy:

Native Society Interview: DataTribe, Silent circle interview.

CyberScoop: Where former spies go to become cybersecurity startup founders

Newsweek: Ex Navy SEALs and Intelligence Officers helping two former Russian Spies:

Spy Tech: DataTribe looks to turn spy tech into startups

Business Insider: A Former Navy SEAL Shares What A Sniper Has In Common With A Good CEO

Web summit – Privacy and Security:

Janke, Gene Kaspersky and Matthew Prince of Cloudflare:

Financial Times: Snoop-proof Blackphone vies to be BlackBerry’s heir

NextGov Interview: