December 1, 2023 – Washington, D.C. – Paladin Capital Group, the multi-stage investor specializing in cyber and advanced technology, is delighted to announce that Duke University Professor David A. Hoffman will join the firm as a Strategic Advisor.
Hoffman is the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy’s Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity Policy and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law. He joined Duke University after spending more than two decades in senior roles in technology law and policy at Intel Corporation.
“David’s unique combination of academic and business expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence will be incredibly valuable to our Strategic Advisory Group and portfolio companies,” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “The perspective David has gleaned having advised executives on developing technology that improves people’s lives is a perfect match for Paladin’s mission.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the superstar cast of investment professionals and advisors at Paladin,” said Hoffman. “My teaching and research at Duke focus on bringing together law, public policy, business, computer science and engineering to advance innovation and better protect vulnerable communities. Paladin’s investments foster exactly those same goals.”
In addition to his roles at Duke University, Hoffman chairs the Civil Liberties and Privacy Panel for the Director’s Advisory Board for the US National Security Agency. He also chairs the board of the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, and he serves on the Board of the Future of Privacy Forum. Hoffman previously served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance
Hoffman will serve on Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), which consists of notable cyber experts who advise the firm’s investment team on the cyber landscape. SAG members include former National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, former Congressman James Langevin, Vice Admiral (ret.) Jan Tighe, Sir David Omand, Richard Schaeffer, Richard Clarke, Dr. Mary Aiken, Jeremy Bash, H. Lee Buchanan, Florence Mottay, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Mark Montgomery, Ciaran Martin, Dr. Najwa Aaraj, and Kevin Phillips.
About Paladin Capital Group
Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, New York, London, Luxembourg, and Silicon Valley. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin’s core strength is identifying, supporting and investing in innovative companies that develop promising, early-stage technologies to address the critical cyber and advanced technological needs of both commercial and government customers. Combining proven investment experience with deep expertise in global security, cyber technology and cutting-edge research, Paladin has invested in more than 70 companies since 2008 and has been a trusted partner to investors, entrepreneurs and governments for over two decades.
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