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Emily King

Chief Executive Officer, Global Venture Consulting

Founder Prospector

2020 Medal of Merit Recipient


Emily King is the CEO of Global Venture Consulting and Founder of Prospector, a new search engine for the mining industry. 

Prior to founding Global Venture Consulting and Prospector, Ms. King was the Director of Natural Resources for an economic development task force in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In this role, Ms. King oversaw a $40 million per year mineral resource exploration and investment promotion for the Pentagon, in partnership with the Afghanistan Government and the U.S. Geological Survey. Her team conducted exploration on fifteen mineral deposits throughout Afghanistan and tendered four copper and gold exploration assets.  For her leadership of this program, Ms. King was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Global War on Terrorism Award.

Global Venture Consulting (GV) is a natural resource consulting firm specializing in bringing technology solutions to emerging and frontier markets with a focus on Afghanistan and  Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Since 2013, GV has worked with clients and partners to accelerate innovation and incorporate disruptive technology into the collection and interpretation of geologic data.

Most recently after seeing a glaring need for a way to digest publicly available but extremely cumbersome technical data on mining projects, King founded Prospector to present the results in a highly intuitive and searchable interface. Prospector turns this unwieldy data into market intelligence contained within a user-friendly search engine that even non-traditional mining investors can use and understand – putting a list of global mineral assets that fit investors' investment criteria at their fingertips. 

In July of 2020, Prospector was acquired and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Analog Au, a private mining investment company with projects in Mexico.  With the acquisition, Ms. King will continue to lead Prospector as Chief Innovation Officer of Analog Au.

King holds leadership positions in industry organizations and at the board level, including the Afghanistan Mining Think Tank, Women in Mining USA, and Director of VVC Exploration.

King earned a Degree in Geology and Government & Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.  She is co-author of scientific publications including: “A Major Light Rare – Earth Element Resource in the Khannneshin Carbonatite Complex,” “Southern Afghanistan; Summary of the Kundalan Copper and Gold Area of Interest,” and a "Summary of the Zarkashan Copper and Gold Area of Interest,” and has contributed to articles for Economic Geology and Geology for Investors.


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