Michael Janse

Senior Director

Region

US

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Michael is a Senior Director with Qualcomm Ventures, based in Silicon Valley. His primary investment areas are 5G, automotive, AI and edge computing.

Throughout his career, Michael has focused on technology startups. He was previously a managing director at Samsung Ventures and an investor at Harris & Harris Group and ARCH Venture Partners. He founded a semiconductor startup with a university researcher and founded a startup to create new engineering polymers. He also worked in the mobile semiconductor industry, in M&A and corporate strategy at Arm, and in semiconductor fabrication at Motorola.

Michael has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from Chicago Booth..

Outside the Office

Michael is an avid mountain biker, though these days he is often towing one of his kids. He loves the outdoors, especially when he’s exploring with his family and German Shepherd