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ongrowth - a podcast about all things that inspire.


Go inside a podcast about all things that inspire. These talks go into building a business, examining life paths and creativity. We talk to business leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, founders, engineers and more; exploring the tactical and strategic elements of various topics. A podcast by Daniel Kivatinos and Greg Wientjes.

 

Jul 11, 2018

Michael Witz is a seasoned entrepreneur, founder, and CEO at Redemption Games, Inc.
 
In the podcast, we talk about his time cofounding a startup called Stock Jungle, a successful financial company. Then going on to start a company in the early days of the Facebook platform back in 2008, creating a social gaming company, launching over 50 products.
 
Michael takes a deep look into some growth hacks on the podcast like the "viral coefficient", a virality math formula. One early heck on Facebook was having people invite their entire friend's list with a single click of a button.
 
Michael talks about strategy on getting one of his startups sold, "Mob Science” acquired by a private equity (PE) firm in 2013 and the process to do a sale. Michael built the top grossing game Cookie Jam while leading the San Diego division of SGN Games, Inc., who had acquired his previous company, Mob Science. While leading Mob Science, he became one of the largest Facebook game developers, having built such titles as Snowball Fight, Coffee Bar, Gardenhood, Magic Mall, and Legends: Rise of a Hero. Legends: Rise of a Hero was published by Zynga and was named one of their top 10 games for 2012 by Kotaku.
 
He gives a past historical walk through of what it was like to experience the change from a gaming world driven by Facebook and the shift to Mobile gaming.
 
Michael was in the Y Combinator Summer 2014 batch and what the experience was like.
 
We lastly go into cryptocurrency and blockchain. He is currently working on bring Luna DNA and LunaCoin to life.