With Big-Name Investors, MinoMonsters Wants To Be Zynga Of MobilePosted by admin on November 11, 2011
11/10/2011 – Josh Buckley, a 19-year-old serial entrepreneur, wants to build the dominant company in the mobile gaming industry. It’s not an easy task with everyone from Zynga to EA to various startups moving into the space. But Buckley, founder and CEO of MinoMonsters, has reasons to be excited. His company has raised $1 million in seed financing from Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Y Combinator, Yuri Milner, General Catalyst, Ignition Partners, Raymond Tonsing, and Alexis Ohanian.
He’s the youngest entrepreneur funded by Andreessen Horowitz and was the youngest at Y Combinator as well. MinoMonsters cofounder TJ Murphy was cofounder of early social gaming startup Social Gaming Network, which was later acquired by MindJolt. Most recently Murphy was at Zynga.
MinoMonsters is preparing to launch its 99-cent mobile iPhone game in December. It’s a pet monster game that is meant to harken back to Pokemon, but updated for today…