From SEALs to startups: Special ops drawn to Silicon Valley

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2016, former Navy SEAL Keith David poses in the lobby of his office at Anki in San Francisco. A growing number of U.S. special forces veterans are veering off the traditional path of working for private security firms and law enforcement agencies, and are instead heading into the tech industry. Silicon Valley companies say they’re discovering the veterans’ abilities to build teams and think outside the box make them a good fit for the innovative businesses

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 04, 2016, on page 8.




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