A highly-credentialed friend with deep technical expertise + business acumen is looking to help PE/VCs make intelligent technical decisions during due diligence.

He's trying to understand:
- What types of people, specifically, should he be reaching out to for this type of work?

- Is this a strong need or already well-filled?

- Any other recommendations that would help him get started?

His credentials:

- FAANG employed, director level

- In SF Bay Area

- PhD from Carnegie Mellon in esoteric tech topic