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InPlay

KOOBA is a revolutionary and proprietary new skill game launching this Christmas at FAO Schwarz, the world most famous toy store.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2008
  • Employees 0
  • Website koobagame.com

Company Summary

InPlay Products Inc. is a toy and game company that develops exciting, new, and proprietary products. We are launching KOOBA, our flagship product, this holiday season with FAO Schwarz in New York, supported with live demonstrations. We have veteran team of toy and game industry professionals working hard to make KOOBA a hit.

Team

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    Stephen Patrick de Zordo
    CEO

    Stephen is the inventor of DoodleTop – The Top That Draws! His attentive marketing turned a simple novelty into a bottom line bonanza, winning endless industry accolades and selling 50 million units world wide. He headed all marketing activities, managed the national sales force and key accounts, directly contributing to over 200% annual growth. After selling DoodleTop, Stephen continued a successful career in product development and licensing.

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    J. Scott Shanks
    Chief Creative Officer

    An artist, sculpter and musician, Scott has been designing UX, gaming and social interfaces since the early Internet. He developed WebChat, an early chat interface that developed into an successful social network eventually acquired by Disney. Scott has been collaborating with Stephen on product design for 10 years and is currently Chief Creative Officer at InPlay Products.

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    Ian Maccoll
    Design Advsor

    Ian was previously vice-president of Research and Design at Wham-O, a toy company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ian earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University and a degree in industrial design from the Art Center College of Design. He has worked extensively in Asia and Europe. In the United States, he ran a design consultancy for 10 years and has been the managing director of IDEO San Francisco.

Previous Investors

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    Dania Sacks March
    Unconfirmed
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    Dona Alan
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    Scott Shanks
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