Kristian Segerstråle – Playfish
Thursday, 07 October 2010
General Manager & Co-Founder of Playfish, Vice President of EA Interactive
Kristian is the co-founder and GM of Playfish – one of the largest and fastest growing social games companies, acquired in late 2009 by Electronic Arts for up to $400m. Kristian has been a games entrepreneur and pioneer for the past 10 years. Prior to founding Playfish in late 2007, Kristian was a co-founder of Macrospace Ltd (Glu Mobile) in 2001, a leading global publisher of mobile games, where he spent 6 years growing the company to become the 3rd largest mobile games company in the world and contributing to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 2007 for $84M.
Kristian holds a master’s of science degree in Economics from London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Cambridge University. In addition to his full time role at Playfish, Kristian is also a non-executive director of LOVEFiLM, a leading European film subscription service