Mark Pincus Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 113

  • Portfolio
  • 66

  • Exits
  • 34


Mark Pincus General Information


Mr. Mark Pincus is a founder and serves as Chairman of the Board at Zynga. He is the Founder of WorkPlay Ventures. He previously served as Zynga's Executive Chairman (from March 2016 to May 2018) and twice as its Chief Executive Officer (from April 2007 to July 2013 and April 2015 to March 2016). Mr. Pincus is a pioneer of social games and helped establish gaming as a mass-market activity. He is an experienced entrepreneur and investor, is a co-founding member of the investment firm Reinvent Capital LLC, and serves on the boards of directors of Reinvent Technology Partners Y and Reinvent Technology Partners Z, special purpose acquisition companies affiliated with Reinvent Capital LLC. Mr. Pincus is an active angel investor in technology startups, and made founding investments in Napster, Twitter, and Facebook. Before Zynga, Mr. Pincus founded, one of the earliest online social networks;, a provider of help desk service and support automation software (NASDAQ: SPRT); and FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based, push technology news company. Mr. Pincus has built an intellectual practice around product management. He was an early pioneer in reimagining product management for consumer internet products, notably the use of rapid testing and experimentation to inform design decisions in all stages of product development. Mr. Pincus was among the first to bring these lessons to games, spawning an always-on, product-as-a-service operating model that empowers product teams to react in real time to user behavior by deploying product updates. He regularly lectures aspiring entrepreneurs at colleges and universities and co-created the Stanford Graduate School of Business course on Product Management with Professor Amir Goldberg. Mr. Pincus was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of the Presidio Trust, a federal agency that operates the Presidio as part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area. Mr. Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Mark Pincus Investments (113)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Underdog Fantasy 26-Jul-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 14-Jun-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000 19-May-2022 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000000 (000 00000 01-Apr-2022 0000 00000 0000 Financial Software Startup 0000 000000
00000 0000 14-Mar-2022 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
00000 08-Feb-2022 00000 00000 000.00 Social/Platform Software Startup 0000 000000
0000000 (000000000 01-Feb-2022 0000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
0000 (000000 00000 19-Jan-2022 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
CryptoSlam 05-Jan-2022 Seed Round 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
BlockSpaces 15-Dec-2021 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
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Mark Pincus Exits (34)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Factmata 17-Nov-2022 Buyout/LBO
00000 23-May-2022 000000000000000000 00.00
0000000 (000000000 21-Apr-2022 000000000000000000 00.00
0000000 15-Dec-2021 000000000000000000
00000 (00000000000 17-Nov-2021 0000000000: 000000
00000000 20-Aug-2021 000 00 00000000
0000000'0 00000000 18-May-2021 000 00 00000000
00000000 0000000 0 10-May-2021 000 00 00000000
IfOnly 27-Aug-2020 Merger/Acquisition
LiftIgniter 09-Mar-2020 Merger/Acquisition
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Mark Pincus Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Mark Pincus Angel Investor 000 0 0 San Francisco, CA
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Mark Pincus Co-Investors (704)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Galaxy Interactive (New York) 5 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Reid Hoffman 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
WorkPlay Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
True Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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