P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Raj Shah, 2007

Managing Partner, Shield Capital

Raj Shah is an immigrant from India

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MBA in Business at University of Pennsylvania

Raj Shah is the Managing Partner of Shield Capital, an venture capital 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. Raj serves as a reserve F-16 pilot in the US Air Force and has completed multiple combat deployments. He holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an adjunct professor at Stanford University.

  • MBA Business | University of Pennsylvania 2009
  • AB Woodrow Wilson School | Princeton University 2000
Work History
  • Shield Capital, Managing Partner
  • Resilience, Executive Chairman and Co-founder
  • Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, Managing Director | May 2016
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