Michael Burns


Mike is a member of the investment team focusing on a range of sectors including Data, AI/ML, Payments, and Bank Infrastructure.

Prior to Canapi, Mike served for nine years in the United States Navy as a Special Warfare Officer (SEAL). During his time in the SEAL Teams, Mike deployed multiple times with SEAL Team Five to various combat zones in the Middle East and Africa. After three deployments with SEAL Team Five, Mike ran the last 30 weeks of the SEAL Training pipeline as the Officer in Charge of SEAL Qualification Training. Prior to the Navy Mike was a Sales & Trading Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Mike holds a B.A in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was also a four year starter and captain of the Lacrosse Team. Mike holds an MBA from the University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, not looking at a computer screen, surfing, and golfing. Mike also serves on the board of the UNC Rams Club and a veteran non-profit called Boulder Crest Foundation.

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