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Michael Moreno

Amazon Web Services

VC & Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Michael Moreno works on the VC and Startups team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he helps startups grow and succeed with public sector customers and partners. In previous roles, he has been responsible for developing corporate venture capital strategy while identifying investments and partnerships in disruptive technologies. As a consultant, Moreno has advised companies on international market-entry, as well as foreign companies investing in American tech.

Moreno served as an Operations Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and has held positions in the Department of Defense and Department of State. He began his career with a 26-month tour in Iraq as a national security advisor to the Iraqi Government. Following graduate school, Moreno managed a program at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center that taught counterterrorism at the FBI Academy. He completed several more tours in the Middle East before leaving the government in 2016 to co-found a market-entry and defense consultancy in Dubai. He also co-founded Volt.ae, a startup accelerating Electric Vehicle adoption in the Middle East.

Moreno has an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a BA in Organizational Studies from Pitzer College.