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SimPlay Sports

SimPlay is a mobile gaming platform that brings the competitiveness of Fantasy sports into a real-time second screen experience.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Denver, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 0
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Company Summary

While fantasy sports taps into the desire of fans to show off their sports knowledge, all of the setup is done before the games even start, with no comparable challenge during the actual game. To address this, we’ve built a real-time smartphone/browser application that allows users to pick calls right before the play, and compete with friends during live games at home and in sports bars. Our beta testing earned positive feedback and return users.


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    John Peter Kozura
    Founder, CEO

    RPI graduate, 10 years experience in scalable front-to-backend development at Intel. Has rapidly built several startup technologies in the interactive consumer space. Most recently, built a team in November and brought SimPlay Sports real-time fantasy platform to beta testing in a few weeks in time for the 2011 NFL playoffs.

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    Chris Oltyan
    Founder, COO

    CMU graduate, has been working in the video games and serious games industries for the past 11 years. He helped create one of the first social networking apps for the Nintendo DS and has recently been working with Warner Brothers on a title based off of the Big Bang Theory. Along with shipping 24 titles, he has started and sold 5 companies.

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    Sha Ma
    Founder, CMO

    MIT graduate, with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, and dual Bachelor’s degrees in EECS and Management Science. Sha has extensive experience in the consumer internet, digital media, and mobile spaces through her previous position as head of product for AOL Video and her most recent role as the Director of Technology at MapQuest. She has contributed to product strategy/design, and brings with her an established network of media contacts.


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    Ryan Finsrud Howell, MBA, JD