Mar 2, 2020

Alumna Holly Liu (MIMS ’03) Among VentureBeat’s ‘20 Women in Gaming You Should Know’

From VentureBeat

20 Women in Gaming You Should Know

By Karen Spiegelman

Women have always been a part of gaming, and they always will be.

According to Crunchbase, 312 gaming companies had at least one female founder, including Lesley Eccles, who cofounded the fantasy sports betting juggernaut Fanduel in 2009, and Holly Liu, who cofounded the massively multiplayer social game studio Kabam in 2006. But before these women were even born, back in 1964-1966, a fourth-grade teacher named Mabel Addis wrote and designed what may be the first computer-based text adventure, the Sumerian Game...

When Holly Liu and her colleagues started their company, it focused on community apps. But when it switched courses to gaming, Kabam became a billion-dollar startup and a fat acquisition target. Liu was lead designer on its breakout hit, Kingdoms of Camelot. After Kabam was split up between Netmarble and FoxNext in 2017, Liu went to Y Combinator as a visiting partner...


Holly Liu graduated from the I School's Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program in 2003. She is a cofounder of Kabam and visiting partner at Y Combinator.

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June 12, 2020