Founding Partner at Ignition Partners
Cameron Myhrvold is a founding partner with Ignition, helping to start the firm in 1999. He worked as a top executive at Microsoft for more than a decade and previously co-founded a start-up software company that he sold to Microsoft. Cameron worked for 13 years at Microsoft, mainly on operating system products. He was most recently the vice president of the Internet Customer Unit, where he was responsible for building business relationships with network operators and a broad range of telecommunications providers. Prior to that Cameron created the Developer Relations Group at Microsoft, which evangelized Windows and Microsoft’s other operating-system technologies to independent software vendors and third-party developers. This effort eventually became a 320-member team with an annual budget of $65 million and was responsible for revenue of over $400 million. It created a community of 44,000 independent software vendors to develop Windows software. Earlier Cameron co-founded Dynamical Systems, a company that developed multitasking operating systems for the PC, which he sold to Microsoft in 1986. Cameron serves on the boards of BlueStacks, Cloudmark, SnapLogic, and Tempered Networks. He previously served on the boards of Topsy (acquired by Undisclosed acquirer), Zenprise (acquired by Citrix Systems), Azaleos (acquired by Avanade), Likewise Software (acquired by EMC), Consera (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Rendition Networks (acquired by Opsware) and RLX Technologies (acquired by Hewlett-Packard). He also acted as Ignition observer on the board of Splunk (SPLK). Cameron also serves on the Board of WildTangent and Seeq. Cameron received a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley.