Mike sits down with Will Harbin to discuss his journey through Silicon Valley and what his experience has been working across the tech industry. They discuss the social climate and what impact that has on all content creators and digital communities. Join us on Locals to get early episodes, bonus content and be part of the American Contingency community : americancontingency.locals.com Check out My Patriot Supply: https://bit.ly/2HzKElA
Will Harbin, founder of Kixeye: $120 million sale to Stillfront
Will is a tech entrepreneur with multiple exits. In late 2000s he founded Kixeye, a game studio that pioneered the free-to-play genre and dominated Facebook gaming with hit titles like War Commander, VEGA Conflict, Backyard Monsters and Battle Pirates. Will led the company to millions of users, hundreds of employees and a $120 million acquisition by Stillfront Group in 2019. On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Will about: • Launching a gaming company • Casual vs hardcore gaming • Dangers of relying on a single platform (Facebook) • Monetization strategies for games • Are gaming companies startups? • Strategy: one hit game or multiple smaller ones? • Future of the gaming industry Startup Exits is brought to you by StartupSoft. New episodes every month, subscribe for more.