Boom Fantasy picks up $1.4 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 1 month ago

New York City-based Boom Fantasy, an in-game fantasy sports company, has closed $1.4 million in seed funding. The investors included Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, the Stanford-StartX Fund and Rubicon Venture Capital.


Taplytics snaps up $2.4 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

San Francisco-based Taplytics, a provider of enterprise mobile A/B testing, has secured $2.4 million in seed funding. The backers included Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Gmail creator Paul Buchheit and Y Combinator.


Nashville start-up Overdog picks up $1.8 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Overdog has raised $1.8 million in financing in a round led by Atlas Venture and Chicago Ventures. Other investors included Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus, United Talent Agency and Mountain Group Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Chicago Ventures’ Stuart Larkins has been added to Overdog’s board of directors. Based in Nashville, Overdog is a console matchmaking app developer.


Boxed picks up $6.5 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

Boxed said Tuesday that it has received $6.5 million in Series A funding. Greycroft Partners, First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, former Facebook COO Owen Van Natta and former Zynga COO David Ko. Boxed is a mobile commerce firm that provides discounts for warehouse club shopping.


Zynga Gets a New CIO

By Connie Loizos — 3 years ago

Today, Debra Chrapaty, appointed Zynga‘s chief information officer in 2011, announced that she has left the company to join cloud-stage startup Nirvanix as CEO. As a result, Zynga has appointed longtime employee Dorion Carroll as CIO of the company. Carroll joined Zynga in 2009 as CTO of the popular game “Mafia Wars.” He was later promoted to CTO of Zynga’s Shared Technology Group and in October 2011 made the CTO of Zynga’s mobile efforts. Before joining Zynga, Carroll was the VP of engineering at the blog search engine Technorati.