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Mitch Lasky Leaves EA Mobile For Benchmark

Mitch Lasky, executive vice president of Mobile and Online at Electronic Arts, has left his position to become a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark Capital. Lasky was one of the first executives at JAMDAT Mobile, which was purchased by EA for $680 million in later 2005.

As CEO of JAMDAT and then as a senior VP at EA Mobile, Lasky oversaw the release of popular mobile titles such as JAMDAT Bowling, Tetris, and EA Sports branded titles. During his tenure, the company expanded from a staff of 11 to nearly 600 employees worldwide.

In his new role, Mr. Lasky is to identify investment opportunities in mobile content and platforms, next-generation interactive entertainment, and digital privacy and identity.

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