Amit Mital

Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at National Security Council, The White House

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Compute

In March 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. Amit 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.

Amit 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, acquired by GE, S2 acquired by CloudFlare and TrustedKey acquired by WorkDay. Amit was also the initial investor in RedFin and among the initial investors in OfferUp.

Before the move to Kernel Labs, Amit was the chief technology officer at Symantec Corporation, where he oversaw the technology strategy for the cybersecurity company from 2013-15. Amit’s longest-tenured job came at Microsoft, where he was a corporate vice president for 20 years.