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Founder @
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36 Investments in 33 Companies
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Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Mark Pincus is founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and our Executive Chairman since March 2016.

He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.

From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry.

From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999.

From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.

Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter and Facebook.

Pincus graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Jobs (8)

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Current

Team Member

Nov, 2012 - Current   (almost 4 years)

Founder

2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
Apr, 2007
Mar, 2016
CEO
2014
2015
Founder
Apr, 2007
Apr, 2014
Chief Product Officer
2003
2007
CEO
Dec, 1997
Jul, 1999
Founder, President & CEO
1996
1997
Founder & CEO

Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Mar, 2016
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Apr, 2007 - Mar, 2016
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    2003 - 2007
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    1997 - 2000
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2016$1.4M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Jan, 2016undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Dec, 2015$2.6M / VenturePersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$100M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2015$450k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015$2.35M / VenturePersonal Investment
May, 2015$1.5M / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$40M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$1.08M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Mar, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$116M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$20M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$35M / Series CPersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$12M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.23M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$1.45M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012$30M / Series BPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$520k / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$13.6M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2009$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2007$6M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2007$1.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$400k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jul, 2006undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2005$12.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2004$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2003undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2002undisclosed amount / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2000$1.1M / VenturePersonal Investment

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