Sites: CDL-Seattle, CDL-Vancouver
Streams: Compute, Manufacturing
In Mar 2021, Amit Mital was appointed by President Biden to the National Security Council (NSC) as Special Assistant to the President and senior director for cybersecurity and Emerging technology strategy and policy. Mital has over two decades of experience in the tech field and was most recently the CEO and founder of Kernel Labs, which focused on machine learning, virtual reality, and cybersecurity.
He had held his position at Kernel Labs since 2015 and concurrently served as a board member, advisor, or investor for a variety of since-acquired companies. Start-ups he invested in, is on the board for, or advises include Appsheet acquired by Google, Wise.io acquired by GE, S2 acquired by CloudFlare, and TrustedKey acquired by WorkDay. Mital was also the initial investor in RedFin and among the initialinvestors in OfferUp.
Before the move to Kernel Labs, Mital was the chief technology officer at Symantec Corporation, where he oversaw the technology strategy for the cybersecurity company from 2013-15.
Mital’s longest-tenured job came at Microsoft, where he was a corporate vice president for 20 years.