The venture capitalist had never seen anything like it. In hundreds if not thousands of pitch meetings he’d run, no one seems to have ever crossed themselves. When I did just that – moving my hand from forehead to chest to both shoulders before digging into lunch – the questions came flying. What was that, what does it mean, why do you do it? This incident, in a 2018 pitch, was far from an outlier. I’ve found that Silicon Valley has little knowledge of faith, yet faith is exactly what it needs.