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Dani Essindi Behrendt

Strategic Alliance Lead, Honda Silicon Valley Lab

Dani Essindi Behrendt is a tech entrepreneur and investor with more than 15 years of experience in technology, consumer Internet, and media. He is currently the strategic alliance lead at Honda Silicon Valley Lab, Honda’s open innovation lab, where he works on strategy, innovation, and tech investments. Before Honda, Dani was at RII, the business incubation arm of Ricoh, working on new product creation and spin-outs for Ricoh’s strategic expansion roadmap. Previously, Dani was the co-founder and CEO of tripJane, an award-winning online travel discovery service. Dani also co-founded the re-birth of Red Herring, serving as its COO from 2003 to 2006. Before his tenure at Red Herring, he was the editorial director for ETRE, where he set its strategic direction and built relationships among technology CEOs and investors. He has helped launch several tech startups and media companies and currently serves as an advisor to several Internet consumer startups. Dani has a wide range of interests, including cinematography, abstract art, and helping people in developing nations reach their goals. He is a trained economist and holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.