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Zynga

Zynga is a provider of social game services founded in 2007 by Mark Pincus, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, Steve Schoettler and Eric Schiermeyer.

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Timeline

July 18, 2008

Zynga raises a $25,000,000 series B round from Foundry Group, Institutional Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Avalon Ventures.

January 1, 2008

Zynga raises a $10,000,000 series A round from Foundry Group, Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital, Reid Hoffman, Union Square Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Brad Feld and SV Angel.

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Allan Kaplan

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Andrew Trader

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Brad Feld

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Charles Highsmith

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Deborah Reynolds

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Edward Kinsey

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Eric Marcoullier

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Eric Schiermeyer

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Frank Maresca

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Fred Wilson

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Ivan Lenev

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Jordan Crook
January 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Early Stage SF is around the corner, and we are more than excited for this brand new event. The intimate gathering of founders, VCs, operators and tech industry experts is all about giving founders the tools they need to find success, no matter the challenge ahead of them. Struggling to understand the legal aspects of [...]
Jackie Dunham
December 19, 2019
CTVNews
The usernames and passwords of more than 172 million accounts were exposed in a hack of the company behind the popular game 'Words with Friends,' according to a data monitoring website.
Walter Thompson
November 21, 2019
TechCrunch
Growth means different things at different companies, but correctly identifying avenues for sustainable and scalable growth is a universal priority.
Sarah Perez
October 21, 2019
TechCrunch
Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch has snagged Zynga's chief marketing officer, Doug Scott, to join as its own CMO, the company announced today. At Zynga, Scott led global marketing for just over three years. Prior to that, he was CMO at the music startup BandPage and the VP, Marketing and Revenue at mobile game publisher, [...]
Radio-Canada
October 1, 2019
Radio-Canada.ca
Un pirate connu dit avoir obtenu les noms, adresses courriel, mots de passe chiffrés, numéros de téléphone et identifiants Facebook de 218 millions de joueurs et joueuses de Words With Friends, un jeu de lettres fort populaire sur iOS, Android et Facebook.
Carly Page
September 30, 2019
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Zynga hack exposes data fo 218 million Words with Friends players
Lucas Matney
September 24, 2019
TechCrunch
Investors are betting on gaming platforms as an area of consumer tech with plenty of room left to grow. Today, Manticore Games, a stealth gaming startup announced that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding from Benchmark Capital, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, M Ventures, Arrive, Sapphire Sport, Tuesday Capital, and SV Angel. The [...]
Manish Singh
May 27, 2019
TechCrunch
Shan Kadavil, who spent early days of his career managing tech support firm Support and then heading India operations of gaming firm Zynga, says he had a calling of sorts when his son was born. Kadavil realized that much of the meat that sells in India is not exactly healthy. The perishables are loaded with [...]
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FarmVille game maker Zynga Inc said on Thursday it would buy an 80 percent stake in Empires & Puzzles publisher, Small Giant Games, for $560 million in a move to strengthen its gaming portfolio.
Kate Clark
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TechCrunch
Social game developer Zynga will initially acquire 80 percent of Small Giant Games for $560 million.