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.