Jens Begemann is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of wooga (world of gaming) - Europe's largest social game developer. Jens founded wooga in January 2009 and received VC funding of $7.5m in summer/autumn 2009 from Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures. wooga has released four games so far on Facebook (Brain Buddies, Bubble Island, Monster World, Happy Hospital) and is among the Top 10 social game developers on Facebook (by number of active users). The focus of the company is to produce very high quality games and fully localizes all games. Therefore its presence in western European markets is particularly strong.
From 2001 - 2008 Jens was at Jamba (aka Jamster) and helped growing the company to the world's leading provider of mobile entertainment. From 2005 Jens was Chief Product Officer and Member of the Management Board. Jens managed a team of of 130, being responsible for content acquisition and creation and user experience. News Corp. acquired the company in 2007. It is now called Fox Mobile Entertainment.
|Mar 27, 2016||Venture Beat - Is the world really flat when it comes to making games?|
|Mar 10, 2016||Venture Beat - Wooga announces new studio Black Anvil Games to make hardcore mobile games|
|Mar 10, 2016||PocketGamer - Wooga spins off new core-focused studio, Black Anvil Games|
|May 11, 2015||Venture Beat - Gaming’s veterans tell how to break into the business|
|Apr 28, 2015||Venture Beat - Inside Wooga’s mobile gaming hit factory in Berlin (photo gallery)|
|Apr 24, 2015||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: Germany is still on the cusp of gaming greatness|
|Apr 24, 2015||Gamasutra - Meeting place for game developers and industry trailblazers: Successful Expansion of Quo Vadis Game Developers’ Conference|
|Apr 24, 2015||Venture Beat - Wooga unleashes Toby, a free Apple Watch virtual pet game|
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