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Twitter@rl_thompson

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MBA 1996
Finance
University of California, Santa Cruz, BS
Psychology

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playdom

Rick Thompson

Rick is a serial entrepreneur, in a good way.

Prior to founding Playdom, Rick co-founded and served as CEO and / Chairman of two successful Internet technology companies, Adify,FlyCast Communications.

Rick was also on the founding team of Octel Communications, a leading manufacturer of voice information processing systems. As the oldest (and, um, wisest) member of Playdom’s founding team, Rick helps shape business strategy and reminds us to always think big.

Rick holds a BS in Psychology from UCSC. An MBA from the Wharton School.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Ufora 4/2011Seed$3M7
SocialShield 10/2010Series A$10M7
Nativo 6/2010Angel$1.8M1
Top Prospect 2010Seed7
Playdom 11/2009Series A$43M4

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    Brands Friending Social Gaming Amid New Web Craze (online.wsj.com) [edit]
    PostRelease Key Investors (postrelease.com) [edit]
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  4. Holy Start-Up Pileup! Social Networking Gets Professional. (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  5. Exclusive: Playdom Raises A Huge Round At A Huge Valuation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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