Andy Moss

  • Visiting Professor


Andy Moss

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Innovation, Organizational Culture

Andrew Moss is a seasoned technology executive/entrepreneur who has spent his career innovating, launching and managing a range of technology-based businesses.  His experience and skills include a unique blend of business insight, technical strength and public policy understanding. He has applied technology solving specific problems in a range of industries, built technology for others to apply, mentored/advised others who are building/applying technology and participated in the process of public policy creation.

He leverages his skills to enable creative organizations to discover clarity from the chaos of innovation. His focus is on providing: 1) business vision, planning, positioning & competitive analysis leading to credible product roadmaps, 2) UX guidance, 3) improved organizational alignment & productivity, and 4) identifying distribution channels and partnering opportunities. His industry experience spans the corporate, consumer and educational markets. In addition to his professional career, he has served as a trustee/member of various boards/commissions including Cheshire Academy; one of the oldest independent schools in the country.

In 2014, he joined the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to advise and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs from within the NYU ecosystem. In 2015 he was named Director Blackstone LaunchPad at NYU to implement and manage the initiative. In 2019 he joined the NYU Tandon Faculty where in addition to teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation, he will continue the work building a methodology for guiding entrepreneurs and business leaders to intentionally base their organizational culture on recognized principles.

Prior to NYU, he spent 17 years as an internal entrepreneur within Microsoft Corporation developing new products/services and leading public policy strategy where represented the company in congress, the FCC and FTC. After leaving Microsoft he launched his own startup as well as advised many others personally as well as through Lean Launch Ventures (LLV), an accelerator he founded in 2012 in cooperation with Connecticut Innovations.  He has been an active public speaker throughout his career on various topics involving technology, its development and applications in society.

Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions within Fortune 500 companies (The Equitable, Pfizer), start-ups and boutique consulting practices.  He has also been an active investor, mentor and advisor in the tech sector for nearly 20 years.