Mark Pincus
Chief Executive Officer &
Chief Product Officer

Mark is the founder, CEO and chief product officer of Zynga. He founded the company in 2007 with a mission of connecting the world through games, and in founding, he also believes that games can do good.

On his way to creating Zynga, Mark started three companies. In 2003, he launched, one of the first social networks. Before that, he founded, a pioneer in automating tech support, and took it public. In 1995, he launched FreeLoader, the first web-based consumer push company. Mark started his career in new media and venture capital before he discovered his calling as a consumer technology entrepreneur. Mark also made founding investments in Napster, Brightmail, Twitter and Facebook.

Mark graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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February 24, 2006


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I have been to two Tony Robbins events: Unlease The Power Within where I walked across hot coals and Date with Destiny where I got much more clear on what my life needs are priorities are. I am leaving Tuesday for Life Mastery at the Namale Resort in Savu Savu, Fiji. It's a six day fast (scary!) and deep dive into life plans. I know Tony made a ton of dough off his infomercials but I think they've eroded his brand too much. He is a truly caring and insightful man and won't be doing his work forever. I encourage you to attend UPW asap! Especially since he offered it free to Tedsters.

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