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Mackenzie Kosut

Global Startup Advocate at AWS

Mackenzie runs the Global Startup Advocate team where he mentors hundreds of startups every year. His time is spent meeting teams of all sizes who are leveraging the cloud to revolutionize every imaginable industry. Mackenzie provides feedback and technical guidance by tapping into his 10+ years helping to grow a number of unicorn startups. Prior to joining AWS, Mackenzie was the Head of Technical Operations at Betterment, a robo-advisor FinTech startup in NYC which manages over $15B in assets. He was a founding engineer and Head of Technical Operations at Oscar, a health insurance startup, helping to grow the company from 10 to over 1,000 employees. His first jump into the startup world was when Mackenzie left MTV / Viacom to join Tumblr, helping to growing the site to over 20B page views a month and becoming the 9th most trafficked website in the USA. Mackenzie is a frequent keynote speaker at tech and startup conferences worldwide. He sits on a number of startup advisory boards and has a handful of angel investments across the US.