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
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.