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Jason Devitt

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Serial entrepreneur currently working on a new idea in computer vision.

Serial entrepreneur currently working on a new idea in computer vision.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

SendHub
Forkable
dfxMachina
Haystack
StartX.
SendHub
Forkable

Positions

CEO I'll tell you later January 2014 - present
Advisor / Mentor StartX. 2012 - present
Board of Advisors SendHub July 2014 - October 2015
Board of Advisors Forkable June 2015 - September 2015
CEO Mr. Number August 2010 - May 2013
CEO Skydeck January 2007 - August 2010
Entrepreneur-in-Residence i-Hatch Ventures September 2006 - January 2007
CEO Vindigo June 1999 - July 2005
Equity Derivatives Team The D. E. Shaw Group October 1995 - May 1999

Education

University College Dublin Electronic Engineering 1987 - 1995
The Honorable Society of King's Inns Legal Studies 1992 - 1994

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Computer Vision
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Mobile • Product management • Business planning • Product Development • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Daniel Barreto
We worked together  •  Co-founder & CEO Haystack TV. Entrepreneur and inventor, teaching at Stanford and mentor at StartX
Jason has been a great advisor to our startup (Haystack TV). He is already an advisor to other StartX startups as well. Very insightful with ... a ton of experience starting and growing companies.
Jonathan Simkin
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Swyft. Previously Director of Product, Rafter, Inc..
I met Jason through the Stanford StartX Accelerator program. He's been an amazing advisor to us and has helped us shape both our product and ... business strategy. I highly recommend him!
Hansmeet Sethi
They're my friends  •  Raised and returned tens of millions of dollars through founding, leading and exiting 3 technology companies. Current - Board/COO Neighborly
You rarely meet folks with the qualities Jason has, which explains his continued success. The combination of seeing the bigger picture of ma ... rkets and change, while understanding the tactics of breaking into those markets and building a business is a rare thing. I highly recommend spending time to connect with him.
Mark Brenneman
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Hi.Q - Health IQ. Previously Co-founder, Trambo. Stanford grad. Stanford GSB grad.
Jason was an advisor to my first startup and was amazing at asking the important questions and keeping my cofounder and me honest and focuse ... d. I learned a lot from him and always left meetings inspired. Things Jason brings to the table: - Deep mobile experience (all the way back to Palm Pilots) - Great strategic thinking - Genuine and helpful
Arnab Raychaudhuri
We worked together  •  Founder, NeXt. Previously Policy Advisor (Presidential Appointment), United States Department of Defense.
I chatted with Jason for advice on our current startup. He has a great way of simplifying things. His experience and intellect will surely c ... ontinue to make him successful!
David Joerg
We worked together  •  Tech co-founder of Vindigo, pioneering mobile startup in 1999. Helped Two Sigma Investments grow from 12 to >500 and >$20B. Harvard CS '94.
Jason and I co-founded Vindigo in '99; since then I've worked with and interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs and he belongs among the very bes ... t. He brings breadth, depth, integrity, work ethic, strong organization and strong vision. I go to Jason when I need a reality check, strategic advice, tactical advice, advice about people, or just a laugh. If you end up working with Jason I'll consider you lucky!
Mike Wells
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Google. Previously Co-Founder, Mr. Number.
I've worked with Jason for over a decade, both as a team member at his first startup and as a cofounder at later startups. Jason's a great ... cofounder and entrepreneur: he's got good product insight; he's passionate about his customers, product, and team; he contributes in any way necessary; he can get a team aligned around a common vision; he's an excellent fundraiser. I've enjoyed working with him, and recommend him strongly as an entrepreneur and cofounder.
lindsay preston friedman
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Whisteo, LLC and Co-founder, WritingRoom.com.
Jason spent over an hour on the phone with giving me his personal time to go over my startup. Thoughtful. Great advice.
Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
We worked together  •  CEO, Founder, Stealth Company. Previously Apple Watch System Product Design Lead and Manager, Apple. Stanford grad.
Jason is currently advising my company as part of the StartX program. He has a pragmatic, engineering-focused approach that we appreciate a ... t engineers (no bluster, no BS). He was able to understand our problem quickly, find relevance in his own areas of expertise, and give us useful recommendations and feedback. He's been very responsive and willing to make time for us, even on short notice. We've enjoyed working with him!