Sonny Tahiliani

Sonny Tahiliani

Executive Director & Technology Lead
RTX Ventures

Sonny works for RTX Ventures covering science, technology & investing for the corporate venture capital arm of RTX. The team sits within the Corporate Finance Group and invests in & co-ordinates strategic partnerships with startups that seek to transform aerospace & defense.  Prior to Ventures, Sonny spent three years in the RTX Corporate Chief Technology Office working partnerships, technology scouting, cross business unit technology road-mapping and special projects.

Before joining RTX in 2019 he was head of capital investment, North America for the UK government at the British Consulate in New York City for two years.  Additionally, he spent four years in venture capital as managing director for an investment group where he structured technology 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 for five years primarily in public equities.  Ahead of transitioning into the financial sector, he was an entrepreneur for seven years in defense & aerospace avionics, exiting by acquisition.  He began his career as a machine learning engineer (in aerospace applications) 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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Space Investment Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm