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Glu is a gaming studio that develops and publishes video games for smartphones and tablets. Read more

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President & CEO

Nick Earl

CEO Approval Rating

57/100

Founded:

2001

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Gameloft is one of Glu's top competitors. Gameloft was founded in 1999, and its headquarters is in Paris, Île-de-France. Like Glu, Gameloft also works within the Gaming sector. Gameloft has 3,798 more employees than Glu.

Niantic is Glu's #2 rival. Niantic was founded in 2010 in San Francisco, California. Niantic operates in the Application Software industry. Niantic generates $359.5M more revenue than Glu.

Rovio is a top competitor of Glu. Rovio is a Public company that was founded in Espoo, Other in 2003. Rovio is in the Gaming field. Rovio has 322 fewer employees vs. Glu.

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Glu Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
QuizUp

Dec 2016

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$1.2M
QuizUp develops and publishes multi-player trivia game for smartphones and tablet devices.
CrowdStar, Inc.

Nov 2016

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$45.5M
CrowdStar is a developer and marketer of social and mobile based games for women.
Poke Radar

Sep 2016

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$500K
Poke Radar is an assistant application for discovering the location of any pokemon that is found by other players.
Cie Games

Jul 2014

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$100M
Cie Games is a developer and publisher of online, mobile and social games.
PlayFirst, Inc.

May 2014

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$12M
PlayFirst develops and publishes mobile games.

These are all the companies that Glu has acquired. Glu has acquired 9 companies and its latest acquisition was QuizUp in Dec 2016. QuizUp develops and publishes multi-player trivia game for smartphones and tablet devices.

Glu Funding History

Since Glu was founded in 2001, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Glu has raised $210.3M. Glu's last funding round was on Apr 2015 for a total of $75.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Equity
Apr 2015
$75M
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Equity
Aug 2010
$23.6M
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IPO
Mar 2007
$84M

Venture Round
Aug 2005
$7.8M
Venture Round
Apr 2005
$20M
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Since Glu was founded in 2001, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total Glu has raised $210.3M. Glu's last funding round was on Apr 2015 for a total of $75.0M

Glu Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

QuizUp develops and publishes multi-player trivia game for smartphones and tablet devices.
$7.5M
Jan 20, 2016
Equity
Dec 01, 2016
Bee Cave Games develops social and mobile games. 
$1.4M
Feb 07, 2013
Seed
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These are all the companies that Glu has invested in. Glu has invested 9 companies and its latest investment was QuizUp in Dec 2016. QuizUp develops and publishes multi-player trivia game for smartphones and tablet devices.

Glu News

February 13, 2021MarketScreener

Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of Glu Mobile Inc. - GLUU

(marketscreener.com) NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing pa... See more »
February 12, 2021Techstartups

Electronic Arts to acquire gaming developer Glu Mobile for $2.1 billion

Electronic Arts (EA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, is on a buying spree in recent mo... See more »
February 10, 2021The Business Journals: San Jose

Electronic Arts plans to buy Glu Mobile for $2.1B to shore up its mobile games business

EA is struggling to keep pace in mobile games with rivals including Tencent and Epic Games. The purch... See more »
February 9, 2021Benzinga

Glu Mobile Acquisition Combines 'Two Great Collections Of IP'

Video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has a long history in mobile games, and its acquis... See more »
February 9, 2021GamesIndustry

EA's Andrew Wilson talks about the Glu acquisition

CEO explains the publisher's strategy toward M&A and what the two companies can do to bolster each ot... See more »

Glu Press Releases

August 4, 2020Business Wire

Glu Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publis... See more »
July 10, 2020Business Wire

Glu Announces Date of Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Release, Conference Call, and Webcast

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), a leading global developer and publish... See more »
May 7, 2020Business Wire

Glu Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publis... See more »
May 7, 2020Business Wire

Glu Extends Exclusive Partnership with Kim Kardashian West

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading developer and publisher of ... See more »
February 5, 2020Business Wire

Glu Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publis... See more »
November 6, 2019Business Wire

Glu Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publis... See more »
October 8, 2019Business Wire

Glu Announces Date of Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Release, Conference Call, and Webcast

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading developer and publisher of ... See more »

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Glu is a gaming studio that develops and publishes video games for smartphones and tablets. Glu was founded in 2001. Glu's headquarters is located in San Francisco, California, USA 94103. It has raised 210.3M in 5 rounds. The latest round was in Apr 2...

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Glu's President & CEO, Nick Earl, currently has an approval rating of 57%. Glu's primary competitors are Gameloft, Niantic & Rovio.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Glu

  1. When was Glu founded?

    Glu was founded in 2001
  2. Who is Glu's CEO?

    Glu's CEO is Nick Earl
  3. How much revenue does Glu generate?

    Glu generates $540.5M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Glu have?

    Glu has historically raised $210.3M in funding
  5. Where is Glu's headquarters?

    Glu's headquarters is in San Francisco California, USA
  1. How many employees does Glu have?

    Glu has 802 employees
  2. What sector does Glu operate in?

    Glu is in Gaming, Application Software
  3. Who are Glu's competitors?

    Glu's top competitors are Gameloft, Niantic, Rovio
  4. Who has Glu invested in?

    Glu's has invested in companies such as QuizUp, Bee Cave Games