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Scott Goldstein Takes Additional Role as Anduril Chief Scientist

Scott Goldstein, head of advanced missions at Anduril Industries, has assumed additional responsibilities as chief scientist at the defense technology startup, GovCon Wire has learned.

Goldstein, a U.S. Air Force Reserve major general, leads Anduril’s technical development initiatives for the company’s government partners.

He brings to the dual-hatted role his leadership and management experience in engineering, space, cybersecurity and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance areas.

In April 2021, Goldstein joined Anduril after serving as vice president for engineering, integration and logistics at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC). 

His private sector career included leadership positions at ENSCO, Dynetics, QinetiQ North America and ManTech.

Defense News reported that Anduril secured $1.48 billion in a round of Series E financing led by Valor Equity Partners, giving the company a valuation of $8.48 billion.

Anduril, which focuses on artificial intelligence and software development, will use the funding to advance research and development of autonomous defense capabilities and grow its business lines with the Department of Defense, allies and partners.

Other participants in the latest funding round are Founders Fund, US Innovative Technology Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Human Capital, General Catalyst, 8VC, Lux Capital, DFJ Growth, Elad Gil, Lachy Groom, Marlinspike, MVP Ventures, Thrive Capital, Lightspeed Ventures and WCM Investment Management.

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