Chris DeWolfe is a serial entrepreneur with a track record for building global brands at the nexus of pop culture, social networking, mobile gaming, media, and technology. He co-founded and was the CEO of MySpace, which he sold for $580M when it was the highest-trafficked site in the U.S. He then went on to create Jam City, a worldwide leader in mobile entertainment.
Founded in 2010, Jam City is a pioneer and leader in mobile gaming, a $160B a year industry, with over two-and-half billion players globally. Over the past five years, Jam City has grown over 500% and has been increasingly profitable year over year. Jam City currently owns and operates nine game studios in five countries, with over 800 employees. The company has raised over $300M in funding from some of the industry’s biggest investors and banks.
The company is the creative power-house behind several juggernaut titles including Cookie Jam, achieving over $750M in revenue to date; Panda Pop, which has over 135 million downloads; and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the #1 game in over 40 countries at launch, as well as Disney Frozen Adventures and the global phenomenon Disney Emoji Blitz which has surpassed 35M installs since launching in 2016. At any moment around the world, tens of millions of players are enjoying Jam City games.
DeWolfe is a globally recognized entrepreneur. He was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, and also received the Producers Guild of America’s Vanguard award. DeWolfe studied finance at the University of Washington, recently delivering the University’s School of Business commencement address. DeWolfe attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2006 with its Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year award. He also serves as an advisor at USC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. DeWolfe resides in Los Angeles with his family.