Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital
Jason D. Whitmire has been a Partner at Earlybird since 2010. He has over 17 years of senior management experience in mobile platforms, wireless applications, embedded and system software. At Earlybird he focuses on mobile Internet, devices and networks, cloud computing, and digital media segments. He is currently on the board of Traxpay (Frankfurt), Peak Games (Istanbul), Socialbakers (Prague) and conject (Munich).
Prior to Earlybird, Jason was General Manager and Vice President at Wind River Systems Inc, where he founded and managed the company’s mobile business. After the acquisition through Intel in 2009, he advised Intel Corporation on its mobile software strategy.
Previously, Jason was shareholder and Managing Director of open source real-time Linux provider FSMLabs Inc and played a leading role in its acquisition by Wind River Systems in 2007. At FSMLabs Jason ran the company‘s global business, growing it to serve over 50 Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to that Jason co-founded the software business at Infineon Technologies, leading the global licensing business for Infineon’s subsidiary, Comneon GmbH and helping to build it into one of the fastest growing mobile device software companies in history. Earlier, Jason served in a variety of director/management roles including Group 3G UMTS and a subsidiary within Telecom Italia / SEAT group.
Before that, Jason served in the US government as a Technology Advisor to the US Department of State under the Clinton Administration. In 1994 and 1995 he received the Department‘s exceptional performance awards for work recognized by then – US Vice President Al Gore.