State of the Industry
Using Game Science to Turbo Charge your Studio
Don't miss out the opportunity to pick the brain of AJ Yeakel, Co-Founder, President & COO of Grow Mobile and Stephen Sullivan, CEO of Playnomi as they take a deep dive based on aggregated industry data to give us a snapshot of where things are now for the game industry and discuss the best way to think think through category opportunities for your next game!
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Co-Founder & CEO
Stephen Sullivan is the CEO of Playnomi, a social casino startup and Yetizen Accelerator portfolio company. He was previously a senior manager in Zynga’s mobile division where he led game teams and developed strategy for titles such as Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, and Dream Zoo. Before gaming, Stephen worked as a product manager in Cisco’s emerging technology group and built software for fighter planes at Northrop Grumman Space Technology. Stephen holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a double major in electrical engineering and computer science from Seattle University.
His favorite game is the original Legend of Zelda.
Co-Founder, President & COO
A.J. Yeakel oversees operations at Grow Mobile, an advanced user acquisition technology solution and managed service for leading app developers. Prior to co-founding Grow Mobile, A.J. led mobile marketing and revenue at Zynga, helping to grow the division from 100k to over 20m daily active users. Prior to his role in Zynga's Mobile group, A.J. managed web marketing partnerships for the game developer and started several successful performance advertising businesses.
YetiZen is a strategic keystone in the game industry. We host the largest Bay Area community of game companies through our San Francisco Game Developer's Workshops. 7000 unique developers go through our workshop and mixer events every year. Our workshops boast some of the biggest names in the game space like rockstar VCs such as Tim Chang!
We select the brightest smartest entrepreneurs we meet who are focusing on building large exitable businesses into our YetiZen games accelerator program. The YetiZen games accelerator program is the only start up accelerator program focused on accelerating and funding mobile/social, and emerging platform game companies. Involved with the accelerator program are 150 advisors, 9 VCs, and 300 angels investors.