Zynga’s founder and CEO Mark Pincus talks about Facebook, acquisitions and more at D: All Things Digital in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Founder and CEO
Fourth time’s apparently the charm. On his route to founding Zynga, Pincus started three other companies. In 2003, he launched Tribe.net, an early social network. Before that, he founded and took public Support.com, a pioneer in automating tech support. And, back in 1995, he launched FreeLoader, the first Web-based consumer push company. He also is an active angel investor, including making founding investments in Napster, Brightmail, Twitter and Facebook.
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News Byteraised a $7 million Series A investment led by Sherpa Ventures and e.ventures. Google Ventures also invested, as did the company’s seed investors, CrunchFund and Zynga founder Mark Pincus. The company combines its cloud software platform with a legion of experienced work-at-home professionals, and aims to allow companies to outsource their day-to-day back-office operations. The round brings its total capital raised to $9 million.