Will Harbin of Kixeye

Startup Exits Podcast with Will Harbin, founder of Kixeye. The $120 million sale to Stillfront: how Will started, ran and sold Kixeye

Will Harbin,

founder of Kixeye – Startup Exits Podcast – StartupSoft

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Guest bio

Will is a tech entrepreneur with multiple exits. In late 2000s he founded Kixeye, a game studio that pioneered the free-to-play genre and dominated Facebook gaming with hit titles like War Commander, VEGA Conflict, Backyard Monsters and Battle Pirates. Will led the company to millions of users, hundreds of employees and a $120 million acquisition by Stillfront Group in 2019.
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We chat with Will about:

  • Launching a gaming company
  • Casual vs hardcore gaming
  • Dangers of relying on a single platform (Facebook)
  • Monetization strategies for games
  • Are gaming companies startups?
  • Strategy: one hit game or multiple smaller ones?
  • Future of the gaming industry
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host bio

This podcast is brought to you by Andrew Vasylyk, a host of Startup Exits Podcast and a founder of StartupSoft, your reliable partner in hiring, managing & retaining remote employees. Andrew is passionate about startups, technology, and Ukraine.

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