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Rick Thompson


Mr. Rick Thompson is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on the social web and a passion for social gaming. He founded a series of companies including Idle Games Inc., Signia Capital, Playdom, Inc., Adify Corporation, Flycast Communications.

Apart from these, Mr. Thompson also held various positions in engineering, sales and marketing for Octel Communications, as the Manager of the Advanced Technologies Group, where he developed the first voice-mail software, and filled key roles in development, marketing and sales. He served as Chairman and Director of Playdom, Inc., Chairman of Idle Games Inc., Executive Officer and Director of Wild Needle and Raka Games, Executive Chairman of DogTime Media, Inc., Director of Adify Corporation, Member of Board of Advisor of The MediaTile Company, Board Member for Cie Studios, Board of Directors of Flycast, Board Member of Allegrix, Inc.

Mr. Thompson holds BS in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School of Business.

Highlights: Chairman and Co-Founder at Wild Needle; Chairman and Co-Founder at Funzio; Former Chairman and Co-Founder at Playdom; Former CEO/Chairman of Adify, Flycast

Board Experience: Cie Studios, Playdom, Adify, Flycast

Location: San Francisco Bay Area