Aber Whitcomb

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Aber Whitcomb
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Alma materUniversity of Washington
Occupation(s)CTO and Co-Founder of Jam City, Inc

Aber Whitcomb (born 1977) is the CTO and Co-Founder of Jam City, Inc (formerly SGN Games). As CTO of Jam City Inc, a multi-platform game developer and distributor, Aber Whitcomb oversees the cross-platform technology strategy and plays a key role in developing and operating Jam City titles on a global scale.[1] Whitcomb is a recognized expert in large scale computing, networking and storage and frequently speaks on these topics at industry events.[2][3] He has been profiled in publications such as VentureBeat,[4] The New York Times,[5] and SoCalTech.[6]

Prior to Jam City, Whitcomb's most recent role was CTO and co-founder of MySpace where he was responsible for the engineering and technical operations groups.[7] InfoWorld named Whitcomb as one of the "Top 25 CTOs of 2009."[8]

Whitcomb is a co-founder of Core Scientific, a blockchain and artificial intelligence hosting, transaction processing and application development company that has raised $100 million in funding.[9][10][11] Whitcomb is also a co-founder of i/o Ventures,[12] an early stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship.[13] He graduated from the University of Washington and was born and raised in Bellingham, WA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aber Whitcomb". Jam City.
  2. ^ "TEDxMedellín - Aber Whitcomb: Evolution of Social Networking". TED. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  3. ^ "MySpace Exec to Teach at USC This Fall". Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  4. ^ "How SGN uses big data to make more money in mobile gaming". 21 May 2014.
  5. ^ Zimmerman, Eilene (7 September 2013). "From Myspace's Ashes, Silicon Start-Ups Rise". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "What Mattered in 2012: Aber Whitcomb, io/LA - socaltech.com". www.socaltech.com.
  7. ^ "Myspace, the Sequel". September 2008.
  8. ^ "The best CTOs of 2009". June 2009.
  9. ^ Soper, Taylor (July 3, 2018). "Ex-Microsoft COO Kevin Turner emerges at helm of secretive blockchain startup co-founded by former Myspace CTO". GeekWire.
  10. ^ Soper, Taylor (October 18, 2018). "Stealthy blockchain startup Core Scientific raising $100M, could reel in as much as $250M". GeekWire.
  11. ^ "50 Top Seattle Startups To Watch 2023 | Built In Seattle". www.builtinseattle.com.
  12. ^ "I/O Ventures".
  13. ^ "i/o Ventures Sets Up Shop in Hollywood - Liz Gannes - News - AllThingsD".