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Zynga Company History Timeline

2007

Zynga was founded in April 2007 by Mark Pincus, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Michael Luxton, Steve Schoettler, and Andrew Trader under the name Presidio Media.

Zynga's first game, Texas Hold'Em Poker, now known as Zynga Poker, was released on Facebook in July 2007.

In 2007, selling virtual goods was still a radical thing to propose, but Zynga was confident enough that they could develop this in a real business model.

According to the company, Zynga has had over one billion people play its games since its inception in 2007.

2008

Zynga launched its second game, Mafia Wars, in 2008.

2009

Zynga became the Facebook app developer with the most monthly active users in April 2009, with 40 million people playing their games that month.

In June 2009, Zynga shot to stardom when it released it best-known title.

On November 23, 2009, FarmVille.com went live as Zynga's first stand-alone game.

2010

In February 2010, Farmville had over 80 million players, and on May 18, 2010, Facebook and Zynga entered into a five-year relationship to expand the use of Facebook Credits in Zynga's games.

2011

Zynga filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission SEC to raise up to 1 billion in an initial public offering on July 1, 2011.

Zynga began trading on NASDAQ on December 16, 2011.

2012

On June 26, 2012, during the Zynga Unleashed conference, Zynga announced the Zynga With Friends network, aiming to connect players of Zynga game titles across multiple platforms.

2013

FarmVille became the company's first stand-alone game and in March 2013, Zynga formally ended its relationship with Facebook even though it was estimated that around 80 of Zynga's earnings came from Facebook users.

On June 3, 2013, Zynga announced layoffs of 520 employees roughly 18 of its workforce and closed offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

On July 25, 2013, Zynga said they would not be pursuing real money game production in the US. Following this announcement, shares dropped 13 .

2014

First quarter results for 2014 showed that daily active user numbers fell from 53 million to 28 million year-over-year.

2015

Don Mattrick left Zynga in April 2015, replaced by predecessor Mark Pincus.

He joined Zynga's Board of Directors in August, 2015.

Founded
2007
Company Founded
Headquarters
San Francisco, CA
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Founders
Justin Waldron,Eric Schiermeyer,Mark Pincus,Michael Luxton,Steve Schoettler
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