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Mythic's Mike Henry is a Silicon Valley Business Journal 2022 40 Under 40 honoree. – Silicon Valley Business Journal – The Business Journals

The following is a profile of one of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees. Join us in celebrating all of the honorees at an event on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Unzipped Pavilion in downtown San Jose. Register here.
When he thinks back on the last eight or so years as CEO of the semiconductor startup Mythic Inc., Mike Henry says he had to learn a lot about himself.
He attributes much of his success to a clear vision and mission that has been unchanged.
“There are very few semiconductor CEOs under the age of 40,” he said. “It’s a very tough industry to break into and usually you have to climb the ranks of a large company. I had to open myself to a tremendous amount of self-learning over the last eight years to break the mold of a semiconductor CEO as this company was built.”
Henry said he was able to accomplish his goals with “a huge emphasis on building a team with a diverse set of skills, and fostering a culture of results-oriented, open communication, innovation, and zero BS.”
Several groups have influenced his personal and career path, he said. “Being in a CEO circle has been one of the most rewarding and influential things I have ever done. My group is not just tech, but also includes industries like elderly care, minority-focused prescription drug benefits, digital marketing, and wealth management. The one thing you learn quickly is that business tactics and strategy matter are far less tricky than people and mindset issues and those issues are universal. For every single member of the group, there is something unique that I deeply admire in each one of them that I strive to improve in myself.”
Despite all of his accolades, going forward, he’d like to work on building a company culture that is both high-performing and a positive place to work. “Getting those two in balance is very tricky,” he said.
His company, Mythic, makes microchips for running very powerful artificial intelligence, he said. He volunteers by advising startup CEOs.
Before he turns 40, Henry wants to climb California’s Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States.
At home, he spends time with his wife, Becca, who works for Harmless Harvest, a coconut water company in Oakland. 
About Mike Henry
CEO and co-founder, Mythic Inc.
Age: 37
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Education: Bachelor’s of science and Ph.D, electrical and computer engineering, Virginia Tech
Company location: Redwood City
Industry: Semiconductors
Fantasy job: Ambassador to an interesting country
Best stress reliever: DIY home projects
This year’s 40 under 40 event honors the rising entrepreneurs, influencers, creators, and executives that have shaped the bay area —and are paving the way for what comes next. Special Tribute to our 2020 & 2021 Honorees as well!
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