Jason Whitmire is co-founder and general partner at BlueYard Capital, an early stage VC firm that invests globally across technology categories. Previously he was a general partner at Earlybird Venture Capital from 2010-2015. Until June 2010 Jason served as General Manager and Vice President at Wind River Systems, where he founded and managed the company’s high growth mobile business. Following Wind River’s acquisition by Intel Jason advised Intel on its mobile software strategy. Previously Jason was shareholder and Managing Director of open source real-time Linux provider FSMLabs Inc. and played a key role in its acquisition by Wind River in 2007. At FSMLabs Jason ran the company’s global business, growing it to serve over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that Mr. Whitmire co-founded the software business at Infineon Technologies, where he led global licensing for Infineon’s wireless software subsidiary, Comneon GmbH. During his four years at Infineon Jason helped build Comneon into one of the fastest growing mobile device software companies in history.

Earlier, Jason served in a variety of director level and management roles at Group 3G UMTS (Telefonica / Sonera MVNO) and Telecom Italia. Before that, Jason served in the US government as an Officer to the US Department of State under the Clinton Administration. In 1994 and 1995 he received two of the Department’s exceptional performance awards for work recognized by then-US Vice President Al Gore. He received his bachelor and master’s degrees in politics and economics at the University of Texas and the American University.