Jeff Burton cofounder of Electronic Arts speech at Startup Turkey
Jeff Burton co-founded Electronic Arts, CardSmith, and Licence to Mail. He is currently CEO of Woodside Creek, LLC and is working on a stealth project. Jeff recently served as the Executive Director at SkyDeck Berkeley, the University’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator from its beginning until the end of last year. He was the third employee of Atari’s International Home Computer Division, responsible for its business development throughout Europe and the Middle East. Just as the Venture Capital communities were awakening to the power of home computing and the serial potential of entrepreneurs in emerging digital companies, he joined former classmates as a founding team member of Electronic Arts in 1982. There he led the company’s international expansion from inception until its IPO 7 years later. With the advent of the Internet and the dominating role of software development, he founded and/or led a series of software companies including License to Mail, Cardsmith, The Hive Group, and Just Arrive, all of which were the result of ideas and skills of recent Stanford University graduates. Jeff obtained his undergraduate education and MBA at Stanford University and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 40 years.