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Dan Porter

GM, Zynga New York

Dan Porter is the GM of Zynga New York (ZNGA). Before he sold his company to Zynga, he was CEO of OMGPOP, the creator of Draw Something, the fastest growing mobile app in the history of mobile. The game hit 1 million users in 9 days and 50 million users in 50 days. Prior to OMGPOP, Dan was the SVP Corporate Development for Richard Branson and The Virgin Group in North America where he led investments and sat on a number of Boards of Virgin Companies. Dan was also President of TicketWeb, the first online ticketing company, which he sold to Ticketmaster CitySearch. Before getting into business, Dan was a founder and President of Teach For America, launched some of the first Charter schools in NYC and was a public school teacher in Brooklyn. Dan has a BA from Princeton University, an MA in Latin American Studies from NYU and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, kids, various pets and guitar. He is also active in First Growth Network, TechStars and is the founder of Inside Startups.