From Wall Street To Yoville?

Our portfolio company Zynga is the leading developer of social games. Zynga games (such as Texas Hold’em Poker, Mafia Wars, and Yoville) are currently available on eight different social platforms (Myspace, Facebook, Hi5, Bebo, Yahoo, Tagged, Friendster, and iPhone) and they are adding new platforms all the time. Zynga’s Live Poker for iPhone was recently featured in a story on social gaming in the Economist.

I’ve known Zynga’s founder Mark Pincus for almost 15 years and when I met him he was leaving the world of wall street and private equity to become a web entrepreneur. Now Mark is going back to his old stomping ground to find smart and scrappy producers to manage the development of new Zynga games.

Mark wrote on his blog the other day:

We are looking for smart, aggressive entrepreneurial game producers.

We are open to anyone from game industry, consumer internet or i-banking analysts and associates or mgt consultants.

You should be numbers oriented, love games and have a competitive spirit.

Our company is a meritorcracy where those delivering great results advance fast.

Email [email protected]

So if you are a smart hungry person stuck in a boring investment banking, private equity associate, or management consulting job who loves games and wants to work in a high growth startup, click on that link and send Flo an email.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. fredwilson

    Are you sure you don’t want to leave wall street and do one of those two things?They both seem very worthwhile!!

  2. Jamie

    I was just telling someone yesterday what I would do if I couldn’t work in finance:1.) Run a dairy farm in VT and make artisinal cheese on a grass only diet.2.) Design an MMOG so totally unlike anything out there in the market that it would redefine the game space.I honestly look forward to some of the stuff that zynga might come out with. I also really like the gaming firm “Three Rings Design”.

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  4. melissa

    some one scamed me with 50k and 67 yocash