Jeff Burton, co-founder of Electronic Arts and serial American startup entrepreneur. Throughout his more than 40 year career in the startup world, Burton has served as a founder, CEO, and owner of a variety of consumer-facing software technology companies. He has a passion for innovation and startups.
Jeff sees huge opportunities for tech startups to be the next wave for global innovation and growth with new technologies if they learn how to strategically go-to-market, define clear goals and gain confidence to conquer the world. Jeff is board member of several European startups, a former co-founder of Electronic Arts in California, HolodeckVR (now https://jointhespree.com/ in Munich, and is a major advisor to BitDegree https://www.bitdegree.org and other companies currently engaged with new technologies. He also advises VR-focused companies: ADMIX https://admix.in of London and Nekonata XR Technologies http://nekonata.at of Vienna.
He is a Partner/Associate at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies https://cifs.dk . He is a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar https://www.salzburgglobal.org , and a Lecturer at the Startup Executive Academy https://www.siliconcastles.com/. Furthermore for its first 3 years he served as Executive Director at Skydeck Berkeley https://skydeck.berkeley.edu, the University’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator. In addition to being Head of Global Programs for Startup Division by Civittá in Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.startupdivision.eu, he became a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission in Brussels in 2019 https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/startup-europe.
Jeff Burton obtained his undergraduate education and MBA at Stanford University, studied and lived in Firenze, Italia and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 50 years. He splits his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe.