Raj Shah

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Raj Shah, MBA

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Raj Shah is the Managing Partner of Shield Capital, an investment firm focused on technologies applicable to both the commercial and defense markets.  He is also the chairman of Resilience Insurance, a start-up powering new approaches to cyber insurance and security.  Previously he ran the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), reporting to the Secretary of Defense. Raj led DIUx in its efforts to strengthen U.S. armed forces through contractual and cultural bridges between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon. Previous to that, Raj was senior director of strategy at Palo Alto Networks, which acquired Morta Security, where he was CEO and co-founder.  He began his business career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Raj serves as a reserve F-16 pilot in the US Air Force and has completed multiple overseas combat deployments.  He holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.