Chris DeWolfe
American businessman
Chris DeWolfe
Chris DeWolfe is an American entrepreneur, and one of the creators of Myspace, of which he is also the former CEO. He has the sixth account ever made on the site. During DeWolfe's tenure, MySpace became the top social network, with over 135 million worldwide unique visitors a month.
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SGN buys game development studios Fat Rascal and Kiwi
LATimes - about 1 year
Former Myspace Chief Executive Chris DeWolfe and his mobile game company SGN are on a buying spree. The goal: become a mobile-games giant as the crowded industry inevitably consolidates.SGN announced Wednesday the acquisition of Fat Rascal Games Inc. and Kiwi Inc. in what looks to be the Culver...
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SGN buys game development studios Fat Rascal and Kiwi
LATimes - about 1 year
Former Myspace Chief Executive Chris DeWolfe and his mobile game company SGN are on a buying spree. The goal: become a mobile-games giant as the crowded industry inevitably consolidates.SGN announced Wednesday the acquisition of Fat Rascal Games Inc. and Kiwi Inc. in what looks to be the Culver...
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SGN buys game development studios Fat Rascal and Kiwi
LATimes - about 1 year
Former Myspace Chief Executive Chris DeWolfe and his mobile game company SGN are on a buying spree. The goal: become a mobile-games giant as the crowded industry inevitably consolidates.SGN announced Wednesday the acquisition of Fat Rascal Games Inc. and Kiwi Inc. in what looks to be the Culver...
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Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder (Katherine Rushton/Telegraph)
Mediagazer - over 3 years
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph: Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder  —  News Corp squandered $15bn of investors' cash, says MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe  —  Chris DeWolfe, the former chief executive of MySpace, has accused Rupert Murdoch of ruining the social network - and discussed false allegations …
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From Myspace’s dust, a Silicon Beach: How startups rose from the ashes of a failed giant
Financial Post - over 3 years
It’s not uncommon for founders and employees of successful companies to cash in their chips and go on to start other successful companies. Perhaps the best-known example is PayPal, the Web payment service whose leaders went on to found and invest in a bunch of other companies — YouTube, LinkedIn, Yelp, Tesla — and to earn the nickname the PayPal mafia. More recently, the alumni of another Internet company — a social network based in California — have generated an impressive number of spinoffs. But what is notable about these is that they were generated by a distant also-ran: Myspace. It is easy to forget that Myspace started before Facebook and could have been worth billions, but a variety of miscalculations and missed opportunities turned what was once a nearly US$600-million company into an afterthought. By 2011, many of its users had abandoned it, the founding team had departed and its owner, News Corp., sold it for just US$35-million. (It is now reinventing itself as a site f ...
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You're the Boss Blog: Is Silicon Beach Over-Hyped?
NYTimes - over 3 years
One entrepreneur, Chris DeWolfe, says the start-up ecosystem needs to coalesce more but that it’s difficult given the geography of Los Angeles.     
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You're the Boss Blog: Is Silicon Beach Over-Hyped?
NYTimes - over 3 years
One entrepreneur, Chris DeWolfe, says the start-up ecosystem needs to coalesce more but that it’s difficult given the geography of Los Angeles.     
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Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company to go on hiring spree
LATimes - over 3 years
SGN, the social video game company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, says it plans to increase its staff by 30% over the next six months by adding 30 employees as Zynga Inc. sheds workers. 
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Creating The Next Candy Crush
The Street - over 3 years
SGN CEO Chris DeWolfe explains what it takes to create the next game obsession.     
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 45
    Died in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    In 2010, DeWolfe won backing from Austin Ventures to purchase MindJolt, a social gaming platform, with former MySpace colleagues Aber Whitcomb and Colin Digiaro.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, MindJolt became one of the few multi platform game developers when it acquired two additional companies—SGN, a mobile games company, and Hallpass Media, a free online gaming network. In February 2012, Mindjolt officially changed its name to Social Gaming Network.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    On April 22, 2009, News Corp. announced DeWolfe would step down as CEO and will be a strategic adviser to Myspace and serve on the board of MySpace China.
    More Details Hide Details The former Facebook executive Owen Van Natta replaced him.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, he was chosen by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 most fascinating people.
    More Details Hide Details DeWolfe also served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • 2006
    Age 40
    He was honored by the school as Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He has been profiled in many major publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, and BusinessWeek, and also is an investor in the travel site, GoGoBot. In 2006, DeWolfe was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 22
    DeWolfe went to Lincoln High School, then graduated from the University of Washington in 1988, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
    More Details Hide Details DeWolfe also has an MBA from the University of Southern California.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born in 1966.
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