|VCJ Fact Sheet for Burgess Jamieson|
Born: June 1, 1930
Education: SB from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1952).
Career Path: U.S. Army, first lieutenant in the Korean War; Computer Control Co., chief engineer (acquired by Honeywell Inc. in 1966); Electronic Memories & Magnetics Corp., vice president (1968-1971); Sycor Inc., chief operating officer (1970-1971); WestVen Management, partner (1971-1973); Institutional Venture Associates, founding partner (1974-1980), Jamieson & Co., sole proprietor (1980 present); Sigma Partners, founding partner (1984 present).
Investments: R2 Technology Inc.
Family: Wife – Elizabeth; Grown children – John B. (Sandy) III, Ellen and Douglas.
Most Admired Historical Figure: George Washington
Favorite Book: The Profit
Philanthropic Endeavors: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, board of trustees; San Francisco Opera, board of directors; MIT, Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Visiting Committee
Favorite Quote: “We make a living from what we earn. We make a life from what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Parting Comments: I’m a relic of a past era! It was tough being a youngster growing up in the 30s and 40s. Now, however, I am very happy to have lived in that time of American history.
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