Jerry Fiddler

Jerry Fiddler

Jerry Fiddler is founder, CEO and Chairman of Wind River Systems, a software design and consultancy firm with a market cap of over $1 billion. Mr. Fiddler founded Wind River out of a rented garage and by 2009, the company was the leading provider of embedded software worldwide; its operating systems could be found in millions of devices and was used in historic projects including the NASA Clementine moon probe and all of the Mars rovers and landers. Mr. Fiddler is currently the Chairman of Solazyme, a biotech company doing groundbreaking work in renewable energy, and the Principal of Zygote Ventures, a privately held venture capital fund. Mr. Fiddler serves on the UC President’s Advisory Board on Science and Innovation, the foundation board of Chabot Space & Science Center, and is a trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and The California Jazz Conservatory.

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