Jeff Burton

Co-Founder EA Sports

    Jeff was the third employee of Atari’s International Home Computer Division, responsible for its business development throughout Europe and the Middle East. He joined former Stanford classmates as a founding team member of Electronic Arts in 1982. There he led the company’s international expansion, opening its offices in London and Tokyo from inception until its IPO in 1989.

    With the Internet and the dominating role of software development, he founded a series of software companies after leaving Electronic Arts, all results of ideas and skills of recent graduates from Stanford. For its first 3 years he served as Executive Director at Skydeck Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator, and today he sits on Boards and is a Partner/Associate at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.

    He was an early advisor to HolodeckVR in Munich, and is a major advisor to BitDegree in addition to being Head of Global Programs for Startup Division by Civitta in Vilnius, Lithuania, plus he is a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission.

    He currently advises VR-focused companies: ADMIX of London and Nekonata XR Technologies of Vienna. He is a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and a Lecturer at the Startup Executive Academy. Jeff 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.