Matt Moran Managing Member Moran Innovation LLC


Matt Moran has been developing power and propulsion systems and technologies since 1982. He led engineering teams and completed projects for NASA, DARPA, Air Force, Navy, Missile Defense, energy, non-profit and commercial organizations. Moran Innovation is the seventh technology-based startup company he has co-founded. Matt acquired $8.5MM in early stage funding and completed 19 successful contract awards in his previous businesses.

He also worked at NASA for 31 years, most recently as Sector Manager for Energy and Materials where he established strategic partnerships, captured new business, and negotiated license agreements. In his prior position at NASA, he managed a portfolio of power and propulsion systems technology development projects and led a team of 40 scientists and engineers.

Matt has developed space and defense systems and technologies for the space shuttle, international space station, launch vehicles, spacecraft, satellites, and underwater vehicles. He has subject matter expertise in cryogenics (e.g. hydrogen, oxygen, methane and xenon), thermal management, MEMS/microsystems, and thermodynamic cycles. He has also provided technology transfer and commercialization consulting to hundreds of organizations over his career.

Matt has an MBA, along with a Bachelor’s degree and graduate work in engineering. He has three US patents and has authored 47 publications. More about Matt can be found on his LinkedIn profile at: