Dr. Jason Rathje

Dr. Jason Rathje

Director, Office of Strategic Capital
U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Jason Rathje currently serves as the Director of the Office of Strategic Capital in the U.S. Department of Defense. OSC’s mission is to attract and scale private capital in support of national security. OSC’s current focus is on the development and implementation of new financial tools to increase public-private investment in our Nation’s enabling and frontier technologies.

Previously, Dr. Rathje served as Director and Cofounder of AFVentures, the Department of the Air Force’s Commercial Investment Arm under AFWERX. In that role, he managed $1.8B of combined government funding and private capital or scaling early to mid-stage technology ventures to support Air Force operations.

Dr. Rathje holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Strategy and Policy from Stanford University, as well as a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from MIT.

Related Sessions

Space Investment Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm