Microsoft Hires Former Amazon Executive to Lead Startup Accelerator Program

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JNS.org – Microsoft announced on Sunday that it has hired Amazon Web Services (AWS) leader Raz Bachar as managing director for its startup accelerator program in Israel: Microsoft for Startups.

Bachar, 36, will succeed Navot Volk, who resigned in November to join Wix.com two months later as a senior vice president.

Bachar joined AWS in 2012 and was the “head of startup business development in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for AWS,” reported Calcalist.

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