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Mark Pincus      

Investor, Chairman & Co-Founder of Zynga Inc.

Mark Pincus is founder and former CEO of social media gaming company Zynga - named after his late bulldog. Zynga makes games like FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Words With Friends, that can be played on Facebook.

He served as Zynga’s Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016, and has served as Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as our Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014.

In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015.

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he co-founded.

Mr. Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).

Mr. Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.


Mark Pincus is out again as Zynga CEO - The Verge

Less than a year after returning to lead the company he founded, Mark Pincus is once again out as CEO of Zynga. Today the social gaming company announced  ...

Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus cofounded Zynga, an online social game maker known for popular apps Words With Friends and FarmVille. Pincus stepped down as chief ...

Mark Pincus out as Zynga CEO - Business Insider

Mark Pincus has stepped down from his role as CEO of publicly-traded social game developer Zynga, less than a year after taking the reins in April 2015.

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