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Odd Origins LLC

Odd Origins is a game studio that is creating high quality, multi-platform (web, mobile, and tablet) games for the mid-core market.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Gaming
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Odd Origins is developing a portfolio of games catered to the "mid-core" market. With the advent of super simple casual games, there exists a white space for more engaging games that will eventually exist in between the casual end (e.g. Zynga) and the hardcore end (e.g. World of Warcraft). Combined with the new-found accessibility (all one needs is a web browser or smartphone), the time is ripe to produce these games.


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    James Han

    James Han most recently spent time in marketing and game production at Riot Games, creators of the today's hit title, League of Legends. Previously, he spent time as a corporate development manager at Cisco and an investor at Francisco Partners, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments in technology. James also spent time in Morgan Stanley's investment banking practice in Menlo Park, where he focused on the video game industry.

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    James Kuk
    COO, Creative Lead

    James Kuk is a co-founder of Odd Origins and leads up the creative efforts as well as business development activities at the studio. Prior to co-founding Odd Origins, James spent time in strategy and business development at Microsoft Game Studios, 1st Party Games. Prior to his time at Xbox, James was an investor at Apax Partners in New York City covering the online and media sectors, which included the video game space.

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    Matthew (Matt) Verghese
    Executive Producer

    Matt Verghese is a co-founder of Odd Origins. He is the Executive Producer at Odd Origins and specializes in Agile and Scrum Game Development. Prior to co-founding Odd Origins, Matt worked as a Product Manager at Microsoft and prior to that, worked as venture capital and private equity investor for Warburg Pincus in New York City.


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    Joia Lee (Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP)

Previous Investors

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    Currently self-funded by founding group.