Chris DeWolfe is co-founder and CEO of Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile gaming platform he launched in 2010. Under his leadership, Jam City’s players and revenues have grown by more than 1000 percent since 2013.
As co-founder and former CEO of MySpace, Chris popularized social networking and revolutionized the music industry. The site, formed in 2004, became the most visited in the U.S. by 2006 with 90 million members. By the time he left the company in 2009, MySpace had more than 130 million monthly active users around the world.
Chris received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015 and the Producers Guild of America’s Vanguard award in 2009. TIME included him among its 2006 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Barbara Walters named him one of her 10 Most Fascinating People in 2007.
He studied finance at the University of Washington and attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2006 with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award.
An advisor at USC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a board member of Woven Digital, he lives in Los Angeles with his family and actively participates in animal rescue operations.
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|Sep 23, 2016||TechCrunch - SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game|
|Jul 22, 2016||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: A report from the stormy seas of gaming at Casual Connect|
|Jul 18, 2016||Venture Beat - SGN chief bets on the rise of Hollywood franchises in mobile games|
|Jul 8, 2016||PocketGamer - SGN targets big brand "gamertainment" with TinyCo acquisition|
|Jul 6, 2016||Variety - Digital - SGN Buys TinyCo, Maker of ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’ Mobile Game|
|May 30, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - The multimillionaire founder of MySpace now travels the world taking jaw-dropping photographs|
|Jan 12, 2016||Inc.com - 11 Companies That Tried to Acquire Facebook|
|Dec 11, 2015||Phone Arena - Did you know: MySpace turned down a $75 million offer to buy Facebook|