Michael W. Wellman, Director/Advisor
Michael W. Wellman is the CEO and co-founder of Virgil Security. Virgil delivers cryptographic “building blocks” to software developers around the world enabling them to quickly and easily build passwordless authentication, encryption, and other cryptographic functionality into their products without their having to become security experts themselves.
Some of Michael’s previous products include early commercial Internet software, Apple’s eWorld web browser, AOL’s Macintosh web browser, the first two generations of Apple’s Airport, and other market-defining Wi-Fi products. Michael has also led DARPA-funded research and development projects in Cognitive Radios, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA), mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), and MIMO. He is a mentor at the Mach37 cybersecurity accelerator and the RelevantHealth.md health tech accelerator, an advisor to cybersecurity startups NS8, Shevirah, and ThreatCare, and a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners.