Michael Kanko

Kanko is a career tech entrepreneur with knack for ignition thru mid‐scale phases of startup life cycle, and is founder of multiple profitable companies, from dial‐up BBS systems in the 1990’s to modern SaaS. Kanko is an active angel investor and Board Member of Desert Angels. Kanko Imagined and cofounded ImportGenius, which he currently leads as its CEO. We are one of the most relied upon research tools in global trade, serving tens of thousands of clients from our offices in Scottsdale, Manila, and Shanghai. Our SaaS tool enables the spectrum of import‐export stakeholders to be more effective: from American retailers building their supply chain to Chinese factories seeking new customers; from patent attorneys defending intellectual property to Wall Street financiers researching public companies; from freight brokers to tea traders and every use case in‐between. Our trade intelligence has helped transparentize the historically inaccessible space of global commerce. https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkanko/