Dani Essindi Behrendt is an American global executive, entrepreneur and investor in the fields of auto tech, fintech, health tech and digital media.

He is known for his role in ETRE as editorial director where he chaired the leading tech global technology editors, his re-launching of Red Herring Magazine, the bible of tech, the creation of tripJane, the first engine using AI/NLP for travel, as well as developing an AR platform for the publishing industry, and his co-founding Honda’s Silicon Valley Open Innovation Lab where he created Android Automotive Alliance and AppleCarPlay. He is currently using his skill set set at Apple.

Dani holds five patents and and has a wide range of interest, including guiding European startups to enter the US market and helping people in African developing nations reach their goals.

Dani is a trained economist with a B.S. and M.S. in econometric modeling and holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He is currently pursuing a Masters of Liberal Arts at Stanford University.


  • Daniel Behrendt, Dennis Clark, Robert Murrish, Rahul Khana. "United States Patent 10,160,455 B2 Combined Sensors for Making Recommendations to a Driver", Honda R&D, Dec 25, 2018
  • Daniel Behrendt, Fuminobu Kurosawa. "United States Patent 20150364061 TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDING", Honda R&D, Dec 17, 2015
  • Daniel Behrendt, Fuminobu Kurosawa. "United States Patent 20150127257 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE LIFE LOGGING AND SEARCHING", Honda R&D, May 7, 2015
  • Daniel Behrendt, Jamie Graham. "United States Patent 20130031125 A1 Generating a conversation in a social network based on visual search results", Ricoh R&D, Jul 27, 2011
  • Daniel Behrendt, Ana Bsltodano. "United States Patent PCT/US2008/054472 On-demand travel management service and platform", TripJane, Dec 11, 2008

Personal Interests

architecture, cinematography, tech, barcelona, the human condition