Speaker: Rick Thompson, Investor and Entrepreneur
Time: Wednesday, February 29 , 6-8pm
Location: USC School of Cinematic Arts, Fanny Brice Theatre: Room SCA 110 [ PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION]
Rick Thompson is the most active investor in social and mobile gaming, with a portfolio that includes Cie Studios, Funzio, Idle Games, Iddiction, Red Robot, Rumble Entertainment and Wild Needle.
Previously Rick co-founded Playdom (acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2010), Adify (acquired by Cox in 2008) and Flycast (IPO in 1999 and acquired by CMGI in 2000). Rick was part of the founding team of Octel (IPO in 1987 and sold to Lucent in 1997). Rick received an AB from UC, Santa Cruz and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.