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MindGames

MindGames builds trivia and knowledge-based games for passionate fan communities, allowing fans to compete with friends and against rivals.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Gaming
  • Location West Hollywood, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website mindcorporate.com

Company Summary

MindGames has partnered with the NFL Players Association to launch our first game, MindSports Football. Fans compete for their favorite teams and against rivals for fun, pride and prizes. We use licensed player photos as virtual trading cards: collectible cards used to unlock bonuses and special features. We generate revenue by selling cards, and through advertising and sponsorship. Our games are distributed through the web, Facebook and mobile.

Team

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    Laurence Tobin
    Founder

    Larry Tobin most recently served as VP, Product for FOX Sports Interactive, where he managed the production, strategy and vision of FOXSports.com and its gaming titles. Prior to FOX, Tobin served as Director of Fantasy Sports at Yahoo!, where his team created and built industry-leading fantasy sports games. Previously, Tobin spent several years as a producer for the NHL.com and worked at AT&T Downtown Digital developing games for iTV and the Web.

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    Eric LaVanchy
    Founder

    Eric LaVanchy has developed more than 100 interactive games for sports, media and brand clients. He began at AT&T Downtown Digital, focusing on the Web and iTV. In 1996, he founded Bottle Rocket, a gaming company that was acquired by ACTV. From there, he joined The Ritz Club London managing marketing and development of new products. He then helped to start the Ultimate Blackjack Tour before taking his talents to Endemol as Director of Gaming.

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    Rajat Teotia
    Lead Programmer

    Rajat grew up in New Dehli before moving to Los Angeles in 2009 to earn his Master degree from USC's Computer Science program. He has developed programs for the USC Law School and a number of startups in the LA area.

Advisors

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    Jay Parkhill, VLP Law Group
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Norman Le, Olmsted and Associates
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Matt MacPhail
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    Charles Tobin
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