The Velixio Group
Jeff was the third employee of Atari’s International Home Computer Division, in 1980, 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 from inception until its IPO seven years later. 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, the University’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator, and today he sits on Boards and was a Partner/Associate at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. He was a co-founder of 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 was a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission, and is a Member of the Board of Directors for other companies currently engaged with new technologies. Currently he is CEO of The Velixio Group in Oslo, Norway. It is the world’s first trans-media company to synthesize television broadcasting with mobile gaming and volumetric video production. Jeff obtained his undergraduate education and MBA at Stanford University, raised his two children in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived there for the past 50 years.