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Zynga Co-founder Justin Waldron Quits


One doesn’t get a lot of people who decide to quit something that they helped create for instance a co-founder leaving the company he initialized himself; but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Justin Waldron the co-founder of the social games developer Zynga has announced his resignation to prove that.

A post on Waldron’s official Facebook page was spotted by ZDNet earlier and it seems like that is the medium he chose to officially announce the news. He wrote:

“I’ve decided it’s time to leave Zynga and venture off on my own again,” well that’s how you keep it simple.

“It’s been six and a half years since we pushed the button to launch our first game and each moment since has been magic. It’s incredibly humbling to have worked with such a talented team. I am grateful to have had the chance to help build a company that touched so many people. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it — both in the trenches and for playing the games,” he added.

Other than this he hasn’t left any solid hints towards what he plans to do next but since he has been investing in a number of minion companies recently, I think we will be seeing him pretty soon again.

It’s impressive how he launched the first game, Zynga Poker while he was still in his teenage. The first step he took towards the company we know as Zynga was as the lead engineer for Zynga Poker at the age of 19.

The company has been facing a tough time recently, with its social gaming might fading away and the second cofounder Mark Pincus stepping down earlier. Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick has been put to the task to lead the company and reinstate it where it belongs but will he be able to do it?

What future do you speculate for the company?