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

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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


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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