Manage episode 263421657 series 1061504
Patrick Lee was born in the states—born in LA—grew up in Maryland, went to school out in UC Berkeley.
It took him nearly 10 years to graduate from college because he was too busy building companies on the side and the traumatizing years of his company.
Patrick is the co-founder of Hobo Labs, a mobile gaming company. But he’s best known for being one of the founders of Rotten Tomatoes. He’s a very seasoned, serial entrepreneur. He’s been through multiple market bubbles, crashes, and company exits.
The co-founder and the former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com), a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news and one of the top 700 most trafficked sites in the world. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded six startups across three countries (US, China, Hong Kong), with four in the intersection of technology & entertainment. For the last decade, Patrick has been mentoring tech founders and been involved in various arts & humanitarian projects.
Holly Liu studied at the UC Berkely and at the University of California, LOS Angeles.
In January 2017, the majority of KABAM’s assets were acquired by Netmarble, South Korea’s largest mobile gaming company. Following her exit from Kabam, Liu took on a role as a visiting partner at Y Combinator, an accelerator providing seeded funding to nearly 2,000 startups with a combined value of over $80 billion.
She has been named one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming”, Forbes’ “12 Women in Gaming to Watch.” and Forbes - "10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch from Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies".
She was also named by Inc as a Top 10 female founder unicorn.
In 2018, she received the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Technology Entrepreneurship Award and she was featured among "America's Top 50 Women In Tech" by Forbes.
Bart Decrem is a Belgian-born, Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur. He was SVP of mobile games at Disney until January, and cofounded mobile-game developer Tapulous. He was the head of marketing at the Mozilla Foundation until the launch of Firefox in 2004.
In 2003-2004, Decrem headed marketing and business affairs for the Mozilla Foundation. He coordinated Firefox marketing activities, including branding, the Firefox 1.0 launch and the creation of Spread Firefox, the community marketing effort for Firefox. He also headed up partnerships with Google, Yahoo, Amazon and Mozilla.
From July 2010 until June 2013 he was SVP and General Manager for Disney Mobile Games, the group behind the smartphone hits Where’s My Water, Temple Run: Oz and Where’s My Mickey.
Decrem was recognized as one of the fifty most creative people in business in 2009 by Fast Company and one of the 10 most creative people in the Music Biz by Fast Company. He has also been featured in Advertising Age's "2010 Creativity 50" by Creativity.