FORA.tv Speaker - Mark Pincus

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Biography

Mark Pincus is a leading Internet entrepreneur who has created four successful companies. He founded the online game developer Zynga in 2007 and has led it to success as a provider of casual games for social networking sites. The company currently has more than 700 employees. Its popular titles, including FarmVille, Cafe World, Zynga Poker, FishVille, Mafia Wars, PetVille, and YoVille, are enjoyed by some 235 million active players per month.

Before that, Pincus founded Tribe Networks in 2003, establishing one of the Web's first social networking sites, Tribe.net. In 1997 he cofounded SupportSoft (originally Support.com), a provider of online tech services and support automation software, and he served as the company's chairman and CEO. He had his initial entrepreneurial success in 1995 with Freeloader, the first Web-based push information service for consumers. Pincus regularly speaks at events such as the Game Developers Conference, Web 2.0, and the SNAP Summit. In 2009, he was named CEO of the Year at the Crunchies. He recently established Zynga.org, which facilitates charitable giving through online gameplay.

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Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: Why Connections Matter

06.14.10 | 00:26:25 min | 2 comments