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Ballpoint Games

Ballpoint Games is relocating to the Bay Area with a high-powered team to deliver delightful word games — with stealth learning outcomes.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Gaming
  • Location Norwalk, CT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

What's next after Words With Friends? Ballpoint Games. Evergreen, original, and challenging yet accessible to players from teens to adults, Ballpoint, Inc. has broken from "gamified" learning apps to innovative text-based games. The new executive team of experienced professionals are designing breakout Big "G" Games for commercial success and stealth learning outcomes. Text-based games integrate seamlessly with social media and will be stickier.


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    Susan Leigh Babcock
    CEO, Co-Founder

    Wall Street strategist for 15 years. Derivatives instructor, NY Institute of Finance. Professional writer and editor, including McKinsey. M.Ed: Stanford; BA, Smith College. What she’s got: Susan has gifts for understanding complex systems, human motivation, how people learn, networking, inspiring performance. Experience and clear goals make her decisive and driven. Maturity and wisdom make her flexible, nimble, collaborative, responsive.

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    Noah Falstein
    CCO, Co-Founder

    The 7th employee at Lucasfilm Games, the 9th employee at The 3DO Company, produced/designed: Koronis Rift, PHM Pegasus, Strike Fleet, Battlehawks 1942, Indiana Jones. Noah brings reputation, network, and many hit title credits since 1980. BA, Hampshire College. What he’s got: Noah is a master gamer in the game of making games. An incisive analyst and a quick study. Areas of specialty include interactive education, eLearning, and the human brain.

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    E.J. Blumberg
    COO, Co-Founder

    Former hedge fund manager; MBA professor; President Resilient Capital LLC; co-founder of Deal Square; COO CentrSource. Worked in and specializing in strategy, marketing, finance, operations for both large and small companies. MBA, Columbia Business School, Finance, Strategy; BA, USC. What he’s got: EJ brings the big picture to the granular, problem-solving level. He does his homework, making him a tough negotiator and fierce champion.

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    Dane Frederiksen
    Marketing Director

    Principal at Digital Accomplice, Dane has produced media and video for leading companies including Discovery Channel, National Geographic, USA Today (employee); and produced video content for the gaming industry since 2004 (Future US Inc., Playstation, Qore). What he's got: Dane specializes in big Ideas and creative, high-engagement brand content as well as being able to bring data analytics to bear on game development and marketing.

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    E Brake

    "Kris & Brake" were the team at Hipwood Digital that build Ballpoint, Inc.'s successful first two learning apps, WordWit and PhraseWit. When they branched out on their own, Ballpoint followed. They planted the seeds for the new Ballpoint Games and developed and launched MedicalMe on the App Store. Innovations include social media integration and an in-app store. They recently built WW and PW for Android for imminent release in the Samsung Store.


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    Bo Yaghmaie, Cooley, LLC
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    Marc Spitzer, Spitzer, Kaufman & Co., LLP

Previous Investors

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    Greg Galvin
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    Todd Gerber
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    Nancy Perlin