Roblox

Roblox

Roblox provides an online entertainment platform that allows users to build and play games and share them with others.

Roblox has constructed a user-generated online gaming platform, with over 15 million games created by users. The Roblox platform can be accessed on the following platforms: PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Devices, and Xbox One.

Timeline

July 20, 2020

Roblox launches Party Place, a private venue for virtual birthday parties and other meetups.

February 27, 2020

Roblox raises $150M Series G, led by Andreessen Horowitz, now valued at $4B and others participating in the Series G include new investors Temasek and Tencent Holdings Limited, as well as existing investors Temasek and Tencent Holdings Limited.

February 2020

Roblox raises a $4,000,000,000 series G round from Andreessen Horowitz.

May 29, 2019

Tencent and Roblox announces game partnership.

June 14, 2011

Roblox raises a $4,000,000 series B round from Altos Ventures and First Round Capital.

August 14, 2009

Roblox raises a $2,200,000 series A round from Altos Ventures and First Round Capital.

150000000

Roblox raises a $150,000,000 series F round from Index Ventures, Altos Ventures, Greylock Partners, First Round Capital, Tiger Global Management and Meritech Capital Partners.

January 29, 2008

Roblox raises a $2,900,000 series C round from Altos Ventures and First Round Capital.

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People

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David Baszucki

Founder

Alex Houlton

Employee

Andrea Vinkler

Employee

Andrew Masters

Employee

Anthony Vitez

Employee

Bette Vu

Employee

Bryce Donahue

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Cari Hohman

Employee

Carla Long

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Chelsea Michaels

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Chithroobeni Shankar

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Chris Carvalho

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Christian Canonigo

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Christian Hresko

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Christofer Oberst

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Christopher Lengyel

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David Baszucki

Founder

Dinh Cao

Employee

Doug Banks

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Erich Zancanella

Employee

Ernest French

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Eva Wang

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Grace Lee

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Greg Baszucki

Investor

Hector Yeomans

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Further reading

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Investing in Roblox - Andreessen Horowitz

David George and Marc Andreessen

Blog post

February 26, 2020

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Sarah Perez
July 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Gaming platform Roblox, which has seen a surge of use due to the coronavirus pandemic, now has over 150 million monthly active users, up from the 115 million it announced in February before the U.S.'s shelter-in-place orders went into effect. The company also said its developer community is on pace to earn over $250 million [...]
Anthony Ha
July 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Vaccine researchers have some good news, Google Maps adds end-to-end bikesharing directions and Roblox launches a new virtual event platform. Here's your Daily Crunch for July 20, 2020. The big story: COVID-19 vaccine trials show promise Two vaccine trials -- one conducted at the University of Oxford, and another by researchers in Wuhan -- both [...]
Sarah Perez
July 20, 2020
TechCrunch
The coronavirus pandemic and related government lockdowns have led to a surge in online gaming -- particularly on social platforms where people can connect with real-life friends in a virtual venue. We're already heard of Fortnite birthday parties, Roblox playdates, and Animal Crossing meetups taking place online amid the pandemic. Now, Roblox is launching a [...]
Tim Johns
July 3, 2020
BBC News
A father who paid £4.99 for his daughter to use a smartphone app was shocked to find a £4,642 bill.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
June 30, 2020
Mail Online
Hackers have taken over more than 1,200 Roblox accounts, flooding the popular children's video game with Trump 2020 campaign propaganda, encouraging kids to have their parents vote Trump.
Rob Thubron
May 6, 2020
TechSpot
As reported by Motherboard, the hacker was able to look up the personal information of over 100 million active monthly users. The perpetrator could see email addresses, change passwords, remove two-factor authentication from accounts, ban users, and even hand out...
Eric Peckham
April 13, 2020
TechCrunch
Consumption of all types of kids-focused digital media has soared with a large portion of the world's children home from school right now. At all times of day, children are playing games, watching shows and using edtech tools -- often in a social context with friends online. This only accelerates the normalization of virtual spaces [...]
Eric Peckham
April 7, 2020
TechCrunch
With large majorities of all children (70% in the U.S. and U.K.) staying home from school during the COVID-19 crisis, use of digital media properties popular with kids has soared. Screen time among kids in the U.S. is up 50% according to research by SuperAwesome. This adds momentum to a space that has already been [...]
Seth Schiesel
April 3, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Look at it as an opportunity to connect and build relationships with your children by doing something together.
Sarah Perez
February 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Online gaming platform Roblox, now home to 115 million largely Gen Z players per month, announced today it has raised $150 million in Series G funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz's Late Stage Venture fund. The company will also open a tender offer for up to $350 million of common and preferred shares, it says. The [...]
Mariella Moon
October 9, 2019
Engadget
Dr. Seuss Enterprises has launched a new game on the Roblox platform that'll have you or your kids raising virtual pets and interacting with popular Seuss chara...
Arman Tabatabai
July 16, 2019
TechCrunch
Our recently published EC-1 on Roblox recounts the origin story and growth prospects of the company. But there's one more piece to the story: what Roblox's impact will be on gaming and the broader startup industry, if the company manages to multiply its current 90 million users. We've distilled three key ideas out of the [...]
Arman Tabatabai
July 11, 2019
TechCrunch
There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there's Roblox, a company which took at least a decade to hit its stride and has, relative to its current level of success, barely gotten any recognition or attention. Why has Roblox's story gone mostly untold? One reason is that it emerged [...]
Tony Xu
May 29, 2019
TechNode
The final goal of the partnership is to bring Roblox to China.

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