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.
Strategic Limited Partner
2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Chairman & Co - Founder
2009 - Current (over 7 years)
Chairman & Co - Founder
2006 - Current (over 10 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Dec, 2015||Stringr||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2015||Scoop Technologies||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2015||Super Evil Mega Corp||$26M / Series B||Signia Venture Partners|
|Oct, 2013||Super Evil Mega Corp||undisclosed amount / Venture||Signia Venture Partners|
|Aug, 2012||Artillery||$2.5M / Venture||Signia Venture Partners|
|Mar, 2012||Kihon||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2011||Iddiction||$3.5M / Seed||Signia Venture Partners|
|Jun, 2011||Rumble||$3M / Seed||Signia Venture Partners|
|Apr, 2011||Ufora||$5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||SocialShield||$10M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Nativo||$1.8M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Cie Games||$3M / Series A||Signia Venture Partners|
|Jan, 2010||Top Prospect||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2009||Playdom||$43M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May 9, 2016||Venture Beat - N3twork’s Neil Young takes a second stab at mobile gaming greatness|
|May 25, 2015||PE HUB - Eonite Perception raises $5.25 mln|
|Mar 31, 2015||Venture Beat - GSN's acquisition of Idle Gaming shows the state of social casino games|
|Mar 27, 2015||Venture Beat - Check out the agenda for the first-ever GamesBeat Summit|
|Feb 26, 2015||Venture Beat - Introducing our first speakers for the inaugural GamesBeat Summit May 5-May 6|
|Dec 26, 2014||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: The $2B mobile game and other bold predictions for 2015|
|Dec 15, 2014||Venture Beat - Gaming's future, as viewed by the $6 billion-dollar man (interview)|
|Sep 26, 2014||Venture Beat - The DeanBeat: Tearing down barriers to games and building them back up|