- San Francisco, CA
- Zynga makes online social and mobile games. Four years after its founding, Zynga had grown to over $1 billion in revenue and IPO'd in 2011.
- Mark Pincus, Steve Schoettler, Justin Waldron, Andrew Trader
- PC Games, Apps, Gaming
Zynga makes online social and mobile games. Four years after its founding, Zynga had grown to over $1 billion in revenue and IPO'd on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 2011. The Zynga IPO was the largest IPO since Google in 2004. Zynga pioneered and popularized the "freemium business model" in which games are free to play and monetized by in game purchases.
Funding Rounds (9) - $866.55MUpdate
|Date||Amount / Round||Valuation||Lead Investor||Investors|
|Feb, 2011||$490M / Series C||—||—||4|
|Oct, 2010||$6.34M / Venture||—||—||0|
|Jun, 2010||$300M / Series B||—||2|
|Apr, 2010||$15M / Series B||—||—||0|
|Nov, 2009||$15.19M / Series B||—||—||5|
|Jul, 2008||$25M / Series B||—||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers||5|
|Feb, 2008||$5.03M / Series A||—||Union Square Ventures||3|
|Jan, 2008||$10M / Series A||—||Union Square Ventures||11|
|Jan, 2007||undisclosed amount / Angel||—||—||1|
|Jun 2, 2016||Team Chaos LLC||Unknown|
|Feb 10, 2016||Zindagi Games||Unknown|
|Sep 14, 2015||Rising Tide Games||Unknown|
|Jun 15, 2015||superlabs||Unknown|
|Jan 30, 2014||NaturalMotion||$527M in Cash & Stock|
|Jun 19, 2013||Spooky Cool Labs||Unknown|
|Nov 10, 2012||November Software||Unknown|
|Sep 17, 2012||A Bit Lucky||Unknown|
|May 14, 2012||Wild Needle||$3.8M (terms undisclosed)|
|Mar 21, 2012||OMGPOP||$210M (terms undisclosed)|
Current Team (50)Update
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