Mark Pincus Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 116

  • Portfolio
  • 64

  • Exits
  • 39

Exits

Mark Pincus General Information

Description

Mr. Mark Pincus is a Co-Founder & serves as Managing Member at Reinvent Capital. He serves as an Advisor at PlayerZero. He is a founder and serves as Chairman of the Board at Zynga. He is the Founder of WorkPlay Ventures. He served as an Advisor at HireAthena. 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 tribe.net, one of the earliest online social networks; Support.com, 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.

Business Details

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

Mark Pincus Investments (116)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Echo Chunk 16-Jul-2024 Seed Round 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Spring Free EV 07-Apr-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Underdog Fantasy 26-Jul-2022 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Alphy 14-Jun-2022 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Bravado 19-May-2022 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Fractal (Financial Software) 01-Apr-2022 0000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
BlockSpaces 18-Mar-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Pahdo Labs 14-Mar-2022 00000 00000 0000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Daffy 08-Feb-2022 Early Stage VC 000.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Momento 01-Feb-2022 Seed Round 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000

Mark Pincus Exits (39)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Blockstars 13-Jul-2024 Out of Business
Drive.fm 14-Apr-2024 000 00 00000000
Koji 14-Dec-2023 000000000000000000
MoneyHero Group 12-Oct-2023 0000000 000000 00000
Factmata 17-Nov-2022 0000000000
Zynga 23-May-2022 000000000000000000 00.00
Foxtrot (Business/Productivity Software) 21-Apr-2022 000000000000000000 00.00
Gamedex 15-Dec-2021 000000000000000000
Grape (Communication Software) 17-Nov-2021 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
FloydHub 20-Aug-2021 Out of Business

Mark Pincus Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Mark Pincus Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Mark Pincus Angel Investor 000 0 0 San Francisco, CA

Mark Pincus Co-Investors (699)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Reid Hoffman 6 0 Series chart Industry bar
Andreessen Horowitz 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Galaxy Interactive 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
WorkPlay Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Founders Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Mark Pincus FAQs

  • Who is Mark Pincus?

    Mark Pincus is an angel Investor who has made 116 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Mark Pincus?

    Mark Pincus is an angel investor.

  • What does Mark Pincus do?

    As an angel investor, Mark Pincus invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Mark Pincus invested in?

    Mark Pincus has made numerous investments in companies like Echo Chunk, Spring Free EV, and Underdog Fantasy within the Entertainment Software and Financial Software industries.

  • What has Mark Pincus invested in recently?

    Mark Pincus's latest investment was on 16-Jul-2024 in Echo Chunk, a company within the Entertainment Software industry.

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