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Sonny Tahiliani, Executive Director
RTX Ventures

Sonny works for RTX Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of RTX (180K+ employees, split between aerospace & defense, 2023E revenue of ~$70B).

Prior to joining RTX in 2019 he was head of capital investment, North America for the UK government at the British Consulate in New York City.  Additionally, he spent four years in venture capital as managing director for a large angel group (75+) where he structured tech. investments and assumed board & interim operating roles at portfolio companies.  Before then, he was a senior research analyst on the buy-side, investing for BMO (AUM $250B) for five years.  Ahead of transitioning into the financial sector, he was an entrepreneur for seven years in defense & commercial avionics, exiting by acquisition.  He began his career as a machine learning avionics engineer for four years in 1997, after interning with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Education: B.Sc. Electrical Eng., B.Sc. Aerospace Eng., M.A.  Political & Economic History, M.Sc. Technology & Strategy Leadership

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