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CEO and Co-Founder @
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4 Investments in 4 Companies
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Andrew Busey is the founder and CEO of Challenge Games, a new online gaming company creating exciting and challenging short-form games that don't require huge time commitments to play and enjoy.

Over the past 15 years, Andrew has pioneered some of the industry's most important web technologies - including work on Mosaic, the first web browser (now part of Microsoft Internet Explorer); creating iChat, one of the first instant messaging applications; and building WebCenter, the first major web-based customer service technology (now part of Avaya). He most recently co-founded Pluck which enables social media on major sites such as TheStreet.com, USA Today, and Reuters.

But his passion has always been gaming. In 2006 Andrew decided the time was right to pursue his dream and Challenge Games was born. Challenge Games launched their first game Duels in August 2007.

In the past, Andrew led, developed, and contributed to numerous "Multi-User Dungeon" or "Multi-User Domain" (MUDs) games, which were the early predecessors to games like World of Warcraft and Everquest. In 1994, he wrote Secrets of the MUD Wizards, the first major published book on the topic.

Andrew holds seven technology patents and has several others pending. He is a graduate in computer science from Duke University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jobs (17)

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Current

Co-founder & CEO

FOUNDER

CEO and Co-Founder

2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Partner

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2012
2012
Venture Partner
2010
2011
VP / GM, Zynga Austin
Sep, 2006
May, 2010
Founder, CEO
Jun, 2003
Aug, 2006
EVP, Products and Co-Founder
2003
2003
Associate Producer
2001
2003
Managing Director
2001
2001
VP, Products
2000
2001
Co-Founder, CEO
Nov, 1998
Aug, 2000
Co-Founder, Chief Web Officer
1998
1999
Founder, Chairman and CTO
1995
1998
Founder (CEO, CTO)
1994
1994
Product Manager, Mosaic

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Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2015$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$3.65M / Venture (Lead)
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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