Jerry Fiddler is the principal/CEO of Zygote Ventures. He has helped create and grow a number of companies, as CEO, director, chairman, investor and advisor. Mr. Fiddler is the founder of Wind River, which became a leading provider of device software worldwide, and was for 23 years its CEO and Chairman. He is currently the Chairman of Solazyme, a biotech company using algae to make oil for food, energy, industrial, and health applications. Mr. Fiddler also sits on several other corporate boards, including Bolt Threads, Nanomix, and NexSteppe. Jerry Fiddler serves on the UC President’s advisory board on science and innovation. He is a member of the foundation board of Chabot Space & Science Center, and a trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and the California Jazz Conservatory. He has been Foundation Capital executive-in-residence, and adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, teaching entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. He has worked actively both with students and in an advisory capacity at a number of universities, including University of California/Berkeley, Stanford, Wharton, and University of Illinois.