Mitch Lasky (@MitchLasky) has spent more than two decades in the mobile gaming, new media and interactive entertainment business. Prior to joining Benchmark, Mitch served as executive vice president of Mobile and Online at Electronic Arts. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer of JAMDAT Mobile, Inc (NASDAQ: JMDT), the leading global publisher of wireless entertainment applications, which he joined as a startup in 2000, took public in 2004, and sold to EA in 2006.
He also spent five years at Activision, the world’s largest game publisher, most recently as executive vice president of Worldwide Studios. Earlier in his career, Mitch practiced intellectual property law, worked at the Walt Disney Company and started a massively multiplayer online game company. His current investments and previous investments include: Cyanogen, Discord, Engine Yard, Gaikai (acquired by Sony), NaturalMontion (acquired by Zynga), Outpost Games, PlayFab, Riot Games (acquired by Tencent), Snapchat, and ThatGameCompany.