Candy Crush Saga dev King welcomes new board member

By Dave Cook
12 April 2013 08:44 GMT

Candy Crush Saga developer King has expanded its board with the arrival of tech venture capitalist Robert Cohn. The company is experiencing a heavy dose of boom-time lately. reports that Cohn joined the studio’s board of directors and was drawn to them for their “impressive growth” over the last few years. He’s a seasoned Silicon Valley veteran, having founded major voicemail player Octel Communications in the ’90s.

Said Cohn in a statement, “King has seen tremendous growth over the past couple years and has become one of the most prominent companies to impact the games industry today,” he said.

“I’m impressed with the team, the company’s culture, the stellar business model and the exciting challenges ahead. I look forward to serving on King’s board.”

The announcement follows King’s recent panel session at GDC, in which it revealed Candy Crush Saga enjoys 50 million players a day, and announced two new games. Check out the report here.

King’s CEO CEO Riccardo Zacconi added, “We are excited to have Bob join our board given his broad experience with public and private companies across the globe and the exceptional work he has done with his current and past portfolio of businesses.”

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