I co-founded a billion-dollar mobile gaming company and am a Visiting Partner at Y Combinator – Holly LiuFeaturedhttps://www.twitter.com/hollyhliu
Hi Elpha! I'm Holly Liu, Visiting Partner at Y Combinator. I joined YC in 2017, and have seen over 500 companies go through the program. Prior to that, I co-founded a mobile gaming company called Kabam.In 2008, our Series B term sheets were signed and the day the VC was to wire the money was the day Lehman Brothers collapsed and began the biggest recession our generation has yet to see. With no investment coming and revenues disappearing we built Kabam. We grew Kabam from $0 to $400MM annual revenue, and sold it to South Korea’s Netmarble Games and FoxNext for $1B in 2017. During my time at Kabam, I wore many hats. I scaled the org to over 1,500 employees globally as the Head of People and Chief of Staff, and eventually developed key relationships with China as Chief Development Officer. I began my time as Head of Design and led the design for Kabam’s flagship game "Kingdoms of Camelot." Building Kabam has not been a straight line. We started as a corporate social network in 2006 and quickly moved into fan communities. We built the largest fan communities for TV shows and Sports teams in Facebook with ~30M registered users. When ABC network wanted to distribute video on Facebook they called us up. Ask me anything about mobile gaming, pivots, impact of design on the business, communities, advising startups, or something else!