Zynga was founded in 2007 by current CEO Mark Pincus under the name Presidio Media. The company name was changed to Zynga that same year.
The company’s first game was Texas Hold’Em Poker, now called Zynga Poker which was released on Facebook in July of 2007.
The company received nearly $40 million in venture funding in 2008.
In 2009, Zynga became the top Facebook app publisher with nearly 40 million monthly users. In June 2009, the company released Farmville and 2 months later had 10 million daily active users.
In 2010, the company acquired XPD Media, Challenge Games (now Zynga Austin), Conduit Labs and Dextrose (now Zynga Germany).
The company went public in 2011 under symbol ZNGA.
In 2012, the company acquired OMGPOP and their hit game Draw Something for $180 million.
Zynga currently has over 265 million monthly active users.