One Defense Team


Stephen Rodriguez - Founder

Stephen is a venture capitalist and founder who specializes in Aerospace & Defense investments. A defense policy advisor with more than 16 years supporting the U.S. national security community, he is the Government-focused Mentor for Techstars, 500 Startups and StartX. He is a U.S. Army TRADOC Mad Scientist and serves on the Boards of Public Spend Forum,, CENSA, HighSide, Uniken, WarOnTheRocks and Training Leaders International. Stephen sits on the Term Member Advisory Committee at the Council on Foreign Relations and has been honored by Maverick PAC as one of its "Future 40" leaders to watch.

Joseph Moran - Partner

Joe is President of InSitech, a leading non-profit firm focused on managing Other Transaction vehicles, consortia as well as the sponsor of Chart Venture Partners (CVP), a $100 million early-stage venture capital fund investor in the dual-use, civil-military technology space. 

Board of Advisors

Ryan Evans

WarOnTheRocks - Founder & Editor-In-Chief 

Josh Gladden

University of Mississippi - Vice Chancellor of Research

Aaron Harris

Y-Combinator - Partner

Jon Mogford

Texas A&M University - Vice Chancellor of Research

Rob Neivert

500 Startups - Venture Partner

Rachelle Oribio

Techstars - Program Director

John Ryu

Scout Ventures - Partner

Trae Stephens

Founders Fund - Partner

Gregg Sypeck

The Gap Partnership - Senior Consultant

David Teten

HOF Capital - Managing Partner

Sam Zega

Vice President - Safran

Denise Zheng

CSIS - Director, Strategic Technologies Program

*Institutional affiliations are shown only for identification purposes and do not necessarily imply a corporate relationship with One Defense.