Eileen Tanghal is a partner at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investor that identifies and invests in innovative technology startups to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence and Defense communities. Since joining IQT in 2018 she has led investments in computers, communications, and sensing technologies. Prior to joining IQT, Tanghal was at ARM Holdings where she served as Vice President within the New Business Ventures group and was responsible for the discovery and cultivation of investment opportunities and acquisitions in new growth areas.
Prior to ARM Holdings, Tanghal was Managing Director of Applied Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Applied Materials, where she led an international team managing $250M in nearly 50 portfolio companies. During her tenure she and her team led several investments and strategic collaborations for Applied Materials in the semiconductor, solar, display, and whitespace areas including life sciences and medical. These efforts opened several billion-dollar market opportunities for Applied Materials. Before joining Applied Materials, Eileen was an investment director in the London office of Kennet partners and an associate at Amadeus Capital Partners.
Prior to entering venture capital, Tanghal was one of the first engineering team members of the semiconductor consulting firm, PDF Solutions, which went public in 2001.
Tanghal holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and an master’s degree from London Business School.