James Gwertzman

James Gwertzman
Founded PlayFab, a cloud-based backend-as-a-service for games, in 2014, and sold to Microsoft in 2018 where I continue to lead the team. I've also founded and sold Sprout Games to PopCap Games in 2005, set up and ran PopCap's first office in Asia, and helped sell PopCap to EA in 2011. Before co-founding PlayFab I took time out to play a key role at the non-profit Code.org organizing the Hour of Code initiative, which introduced more than 20 million students to computer science last December. Working with such an amazing team was one of the most fun and gratifying things I've done in my career.