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PublicNYSE:KING
Date3/2009
Raised$500M
Post IPO Valuation$7B

General Information

Websiteking.com
Twitter@king_dot_com
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees300
Founded8/2003
DescriptionCasual Social Games

Offices

People

Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & Head of System development
Co-founder & Managing Director
COO
CMO
VP of Ad Sale EMEA
VP Mobile
VP Social
Chief Creative Head & Co-Founder

Acquisitions

Funding

TOTAL $576M
FUNDING TOTAL $43M
Series A, 9/2005
Apax Partners
Index Ventures
$43M

Tags

King.com

King is the leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games.

We have more than 180 fun titles in 14 languages. Our hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Bubble Witch Saga.

We have over 324 million average monthly unique users, as of December 31, 2013, across web, social and mobile platforms. At King, we design casual games with a broad appeal, which are easy to learn and challenging to master, allowing people to play for a moment, then move on with their day and pick up their game later. Our games are also synchronised across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, any time and on any device. For us, this is encapsulated in the idea of bitesized entertainment.

We make our games available for free, while players can purchase virtual items priced relative to the entertainment value they provide. We embed social features in our games that enhance the player experience. We also build on a unique and passionate company culture predicated on collaboration, humility and respect. We believe all of these elements in combination have made our games a great part of our players’ daily entertainment.

King has six game studios in Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Malmö and London, along with offices in San Francisco and Malta.

Recent Milestones

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    King.com — Candy Crush Maker King Prices Shares At $22.50, Puts Valuation At $7B (3/25/14)
    Posted 3/25/14 at 7:30pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com — Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M (3/12/14)
    Posted 3/12/14 at 8:18pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com — Candy Crush Saga maker King aims to raise $500-million in IPO (2/18/14)
    Posted 2/18/14 at 5:13am via theglobeandmail.com
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    King.com — King.com appoints Ex-Microsoft Executive as Chief Marketing Officer (9/27/12)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via prnewswire.com
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    King.com added Fredrik Ahlberg as VP Social. (4/2/12)
    Posted 4/8/12 at 6:55am
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    King.com acquired Fabrication Games. (3/13/12)
    Posted 3/13/12 at 7:32pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com — King.com acquires Fabrication Games mobile games (3/12/12)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com — Emma Vaz joins King.com to head business development in EMEA (2/6/12)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via insidesocialgames.com
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    King.com added Lars Jörnow as VP Mobile. (12/9/11)
    Posted 4/8/12 at 6:55am
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    King.com — King.com Reaches One Billion Gameplays a Month; Joins Top 10 Largest Facebook Developers (10/26/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com — Game Maker King.com Now Seeing 1 Billion Plays Per Month, Joins Facebook Top 10 (10/26/11)
    Posted 10/26/11 at 7:24pm via techcrunch.com
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    King.com added Alex Dale as CMO. (9/22/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:29pm
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    King.com — King.com Steps Up Advertising Initiatives with New Hire (8/23/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via co.uk
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    King.com added Gilles Storme as VP of Ad Sale EMEA. (8/22/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:29pm
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    King.com — King.com and Yahoo! Extend Multi-National Agreement to Latin America and U.S. Hispanic Markets (8/2/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via prnewswire.com
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    King.com — King.com Strengthens Management Team with Industry Veteran Mark Charkin (6/15/11)
    Posted 3/20/12 at 12:44pm via prnewswire.com

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Products

Bubble Saga
Bubble Witch Saga
Candy Crush Saga
Hoop De Loop Saga
Pyramid Solitaire Saga
www.king.com

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Sources

  1. King.com Buys Fabrication Games As It Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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    Game Maker King.com Now Seeing 1 Billion Plays Per Month, Joins Facebook Top 10 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    New-hires in Social Gaming: King.com (insidesocialgames.com) [edit]
    New Hires in Social Gaming: East Side Games, King.com and Peak Games (insidesocialgames.com) [edit]
    King.com Buys Fabrication Games As It Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    King.com appoints Ex-Microsoft Executive as Chief Marketing Officer (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    King.com Strengthens Management Team with Industry Veteran Mark Charkin (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    King.com Announces Major Milestones: Catapults to Top 10 Facebook Game Developer Status, New Bubble Saga and Puzzle Saga Games Shoot to #2 in DAU and MAU Weekly Gainers (bizjournals.com) [edit]
    Game Maker King.com Now Seeing 1 Billion Plays Per Month, Joins Facebook Top 10 (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    King.com Steps Up Advertising Initiatives with New Hire (prnewswire.co.uk) [edit]
    King.com and Yahoo! Extend Multi-National Agreement to Latin America and U.S. Hispanic Markets (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    Candy Crush Saga maker King aims to raise $500-million in IPO (theglobeandmail.com) [edit]
    Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Candy Crush Maker King Prices Shares At $22.50, Puts Valuation At $7B (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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