Friday, January 18, 2013
Scopely Snags Zynga Vet
Scopely, the Los Angeles-based gaming startup headed by Walter Driver, has snagged yet another Zynga veteran for the firm, the firm said Friday morning. Scopely said it has hired on Andy Kleinman, former Zynga GM, as its Chief Business Officer. Kleinman was most recently General Manager of Latin America for Zynga, and also founded EMEPE3.com, the first and one of the biggest online music websites in Spanish. He's also been involved with Vostu.com and Three Melons (acquired by Playdom). Kleinman is also a mentor at StartEngine. Scopely was founded by Eytan Elbaz, Walter Driver and Ankur Bulsara, and is developing both mobile and social games. The firm is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), as well as a long list of local and Silicon Valley angels.