Mark Pincus, Zynga Founder and King of Games Online

Mark Pincus, Zynga Founder and King of Games Online
Mark Pincus, Zynga Founder and King of Games Online

Began his career as an economist, Mark Pincus was more famous as the founder of Zynga. Zynga is one of the online game makers are gathering up to 250 million active users per month. In that position, Zynga claims to be the king of the game's biggest social network. Through social networks, artificial Zynga games like CityVille, Farmville, World Café, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars and is often played by the Facebooker.

Zynga's Mark Pincus successfully made into online games most often played in the social network Facebook. Some of them are also familiar games such as CityVille, Farmville, FrontierVille, Café World, Zynga Poker and Mafia Wars. Currently active users made toys Zynga has reached 250 million people per month. Success was achieved only in two years.

Born in Chicago, USA on February 13, 1966, Mark Pincus spent 12 years with the school at Francis W. Parker School. Passed in 1984, Pincus and then continued his studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From there, he had a degree in economics Sabet.
After graduating from Wharton, Pincus and then worked in venture capital and financial services for almost six years. After that, for two years, he became a financial analyst at Lazard Freres & Co. His career soared when he moved to Hong Kong. For two years, Pincus has served vice president for Asia Capital Partners.

Not long in Hong Kong, in 1992, Pincus returned to the United States (U.S.) to study at Harvard Business School to earn an MBA. While in college, he filled in the summer holidays as a partner for Bain & Co.
Graduated with an MBA, Pincus then worked as manager of corporate development at Tele-Communications, which is now called AT & T Cable.

After a year of work, he joined Columbia Capital as vice president. In this company, Pincus began interested to learn IT. He led the investment in new media and software in Washington. After that, in 1995, Pincus started his first steps to launch Freeloader. This is a push technology services web-based e-mail. Seven months later, the Freeloader was acquired IT company with a value of 38 million U.S. dollars.

Two years later, in August 1997, Pincus founded He sat as chairman and chief Executif officer (CEO). is built to be a provider of services and software. Went public in July 2000, two years later, changed his name to SupportSoft

At the age of 37 years or the year 2003, Pincus founded The company is known as the precursor of the first social network in the world. To support business development, partnering with major media, such as The Washington Post, Knight Ridder Digital, and Mayfield Fund.
Pincus also worked with Reid Hoffman to purchase services for professional social networking LinkedIn is the heart of the company's Six Degrees patent with the U.S. dollar value of 700 000. After developing, in 2007, Cisco Systems acquired to develop a social networking platform for digital media group.

Do not stop there. In July 2007, Pincus founded Zynga, the creator of online games. The name was taken from the name of his bulldog. Did not take long, the game that made Zynga continues to grow. Moreover, in those years was the development of social networking is also very high.
Zynga claims to be the king of the largest social network game on the internet. Forbes Pincus assess the total net assets reached 850 million U.S. dollars. Zynga played in various social networks like Facebook, as well as mobile devices, iPhone, Android, and the iPad.

In addition to making games, Zynga also created a network that allows third parties to be part of Zynga.
Along with the development of its business, Pincus continues to acquire companies online game maker in order to accelerate business growth Zynga.

In the hands of Mark Pincus, Zynga is very rapid growth. He is keen to see the enthusiasm of the Facebook social networking users by entering Zynga homemade toys. Because of that, too, online toy maker headquartered in San Francisco was flooded with customers. Each month, Zynga homemade online game is played 320 million active users.

Step Pincus acquired several companies online toy makers, including from outside the United States (U.S.) wing Zynga making more broadly. Now, he has 13 offices in America, Asia, and Europe.

He also employs more than 1,300 employees. With this success, Zynga is now able to beat its competitors, Electronic Arts is already much longer standing.
Mark Pincus of Zynga does not itself set up in July 2007. He took his partner, Michael Luxton, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader, and Steve Schoettler. A year later, they received a loan of 29 million dollars from several companies led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in July 2008.

At the same time, they also appointed former Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts, Bing Gordon as directors.
They also acquired YoVille, the largest online gaming companies in the social networking time. This acquisition brings results. A year later, business development Zynga exceptional, characterized by the presence of about 60 million active users every day in their homemade online game.

Development of an outstanding business requires Pincus add employees. In September 2010, Zynga has more than 1,200 employees.

Not satisfied to do business in the United States, Zynga also expanded abroad, namely to Asia and Europe. February 2010, Zynga opened an office in Bangalore, India. This is the first office outside the U.S. Zynga. A month later, Pincus makes an office in Ireland as a base both for Zynga.

To increase the number of customers, on May 18, 2010, Zynga had a meeting with the management ranks up to establish a cooperative relationship for the next five years. In the cooperation, both companies agreed to split profits from the online game users Zynga fib. Gradually, this feature will be used in any Zynga game.

In order to continue to expand its business, on June 3, 2010, Zynga return to the corporate action by acquiring Challenge Games. Did not take long, Zynga also acquired Dextrose from Germany and changed his name to Zynga Germany. The acquisition is the company's first expansion into Europe.

On December 2, 2010, Zynga Texas Newtoy purchase, the mobile based game development company, Words With Friend and changed his name to Zynga With Friend.
That same month, Zynga's game CityVille debuted with 5 million monthly users. The results were beyond Farmville, which is also owned by Zynga, as the most popular games played by the gamers in the virtual world.

Zynga also acquired the New York noted, area codes, and game developers renamed it New York Zynga.
Hand and brain Pincus is magical. Zynga now has a total of 13 studios around the world, including in San Jose, Seattle, Los Gatos, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Bangalore, Beijing, and Tokyo.

Not yet satisfied, on October 5, 2010, Zynga making acquisitions again. This time, he acquired Bonfire Studios. Its name was changed to Zynga Dallas. The acquisition also makes employees Zynga added 100 people to 1,300 employees.

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