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Post IPO Valuation$7B

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DescriptionNetwork of gaming applications



Co-founder and VP
Chief Technology Officer
VP of Engineering
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NaturalMotion, 1/2014 $527M
NaturalMotion, 1/2014 $527M
Spooky Cool Labs, 6/2013
November Software, 11/2012
A Bit Lucky, 9/2012
OMGPOP, 3/2012 $210M
HipLogic, 8/2011
Five Mobile, 7/2011
DNA Games, 5/2011
Wonderland Software, 4/2011
JamLegend, 4/2011
Floodgate Entertainment, 3/2011
Area/Code, 1/2011
Flock, 1/2011
Newtoy, 12/2010
Bonfire Studios, 10/2010 $6.3M
Dextrose, 9/2010
Conduit Labs, 8/2010
Challenge Games, 6/2010 $20.5M
XPD Media, 5/2010
Serious Business, 2/2010
MyMiniLife, 6/2009
YoVille, 7/2008



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Zynga was founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus and is named for his late American Bulldog, Zinga. Loyal and spirited, Zinga’s name is a nod to a legendary African warrior queen. The early supporting founding team included Eric Schiermeyer, Michael Luxton, Justin Waldron, Kyle Stewart, Scott Dale, John Doerr, Steve Schoettler, Kevin Hagan, and Andrew Trader.

Zynga’s mission is connecting the world through games. Everyday millions of people interact with their friends and express their unique personalities through our games, which range from harvesting crops to building your business franchise, to playing poker.

Through the company’s philanthropic arm, Zynga.org is committed to transforming the world through virtual social goods. Zynga players have raised more than $6 million for several international nonprofits since Zynga.org launched in October 2009.

Recent Milestones



FaceReviews - Mark Pincus Interview Part 1

Added: 3/4/14

FaceReviews - Mark Pincus Interview Part 2

Added: 3/4/14

5/09 VatorTV interview

Added: 3/4/14


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Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 2/13/10


Empires and Allies
Mafia Wars
Texas Hold'Em
Words with Friends
Zynga Game Network
Zynga Poker
ZyngaPlus Casino
ZyngaPlus Poker

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  1. Zynga buys UK game-maker NaturalMotion for $527m (bbc.co.uk) []
  2. Zynga Buys NaturalMotion For $527M, Signaling A New Tack For The Gaming Giant (techcrunch.com) []
  3. Zynga Acquires Spooky Cool Labs To Boost Its Social Casino Push (techcrunch.com) []
  4. Zynga Announces Acquisition Of November Software To Build ‘Mid-Core’ Game Battlestone (techcrunch.com) []
  5. Zynga Buys A Bit Lucky To Break Into Mid-Core Gaming (techcrunch.com) []
  6. Zynga buys OMGPOP for a reported $200M (venturebeat.com) []
  7. Zynga get serious about mobile games, buys HipLogic (investorplace.com) []
  8. Zynga Buys Canadian Mobile App Development Firm Five Mobile; Opens Toronto Studio (techcrunch.com) []
  9. Zynga acquires DNA Games (venturebeat.com) []
  10. Zynga acquires Wonderland Software in UK mobile game expansion (venturebeat.com) []
  11. Music Gaming Startup JamLegend Acqhired By Zynga (techcrunch.com) []
  12. Zynga Adds Team From Mobile And Video Game Developer Floodgate Entertainment (techcrunch.com) []
  13. Zynga Acquires Area/Code, Opens New York Studio (fis.dowjones.com) []
  14. Zynga To Acquire Flock, The Social Browser That You Never Used (techcrunch.com) []
  15. Zynga Buys Mobile Gaming Developer Newtoy (techcrunch.com) []
  16. SEC Filing Suggests Zynga Paid At Least $6.3 Million For Bonfire Studios (techcrunch.com) []
  17. Zynga Continues International Expansion; Buys German Game Engine Developer Dextrose AG (techcrunch.com) []
  18. Zynga Buys Boston’s Conduit Labs (techcrunch.com) []
  19. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) []
  20. Zynga Enters Asia With Acquisition Of Gaming Startup XPD Media; Opens Office In Beijing (techcrunch.com) []
  21. Zynga Buys Social Gaming Startup Serious Business (techcrunch.com) []
  22. Zynga Acquires MyMiniLife, Looks To Expand Virtual World Portfolio (Updated) (allfacebook.com) []
  23. Zynga Raises $29 Million B Round (Led By Kleiner Perkins) and Buys Virtual-World Facebook App YoVille (techcrunch.com) []
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  28. Social game maker Zynga raises $180M from Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies (games.venturebeat.com) []
  29. Citation Needed []
  30. Will Zynga Become the Google of Games? (nytimes.com) []
  31. SEC (sec.gov) []
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  33. Zynga Game Network Opens to Third-Party Game Publishers and Developers (zynga.com) []
    Zynga Continues To Expand Beyond Facebook, Forges Major Partnership With Yahoo (techcrunch.com) []
    FarmVille-maker Zynga just launched a new game, FrontierVille (businessinsider.com) []
    Zynga’s FrontierVille Breaks 5 Million Daily Active Users (techcrunch.com) []
    Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga’s FrontierVille Hits 20 Million Monthly Users (techcrunch.com) []
    FarmVille-Maker Zynga Has Raised $410 Million – Here's Why That's Weird (businessinsider.com) []
    CityVille Hits 6 Million Daily Active Users In 8 Days (techcrunch.com) []
    Boom! CityVille Zooms Past 100 Million Users (businessinsider.com) []
    Zynga Close To Acquiring Whereoscope, The App That Lets You Track Your Kids (techcrunch.com) []
    ZYNGA HACKED, $12 Million Stolen (businessinsider.com) []
    Zynga Raising $250 Million At $7-$9 Billion Valuation (businessinsider.com) []
    Zynga Funding Detailed: Up To $10B Valuation (thealarmclock.com) []
    Zynga Acquires Team Behind Online Poker Statistics Site PokerTableRatings (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga And DreamWorks Partner For Kung Fu Panda 2 Marketing Deal In CityVille (techcrunch.com) []
    Social Gaming Giant Zynga Files For $1 Billion IPO (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga Acquires Mobile Games Studio Astro Ape (businessinsider.com) []
    Zynga Q3 Revenue Up 80 Percent To $306.8M; Net Income Down Over 50 Percent To $12.5M (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga Prices $515M Secondary Offering At $12 Per Share (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga Reaches 22 Million Daily Active Users On Mobile, Announces Partners Program (techcrunch.com) []
    Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP One Year After Acquiring It For $200M (techcrunch.com) []


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