Pragma’s mission is to support healthy and vibrant online communities.
After working for over a decade on some of the world’s largest games, we set out to create our own game. We quickly realized that creating an online social game took a lot of time, even for the most experienced teams, and the barriers were far too great.
The result is that some games are dead on arrival because they have trouble scaling and fail to build a robust live services pipeline. Some games never even attempt to create a multiplayer experience, while other games end up overspending because of the complexity not only of creating a compelling game, but also building a scalable platform from scratch at the same time.
We’ve all been playing games our whole lives, and we realize that the two most impactful things about games are the stories that are told and the community that is built around the most enduring games. We hope to one day unlock millions of new great stories that we can enjoy with our friends.
We’re a fully remote team that has helped build some of the biggest video games and distributed systems in the world at Riot Games, PopCap, Google, Amazon, and EA.
Pragma is actively hiring. If what we're
working on sounds interesting to you, we'd
love to meet you!
Founder of Zynga
Founder of Oculus
Founder of Cloudera
Founder of Scopely
Founder of Plaid
Former CEO of NPR, board member Riot Games
Founder of Offworld Industries
Founder of Maker Studios
Writer, Head of Product at Flipboard
Head of Product at Musically
Former SVP of Social and Mobile Games at Disney
David is an experienced technology leader who has built out new businesses and products for some of the most iconic companies in the world. David joined Greylock in June 2020, following an impressive career.
David is an experienced technology leader who has built out new businesses and products for some of the most iconic companies in the world.
David joined Greylock in June 2020, following an impressive career at companies including Google, LinkedIn, and Groupon. David was also previously on the Greylock investing team from 2009 to 2011. As a partner during an economic recession, David’s sound judgement, independent thinking and hustle were key factors in several very successful investments such as Redfin, Pandora and TellApart. Throughout his career as a technologist, David has built, launched, and scaled products across several industry verticals including ecommerce, gaming, social networking and online advertising.
Immediately prior to joining Greylock, David served as VP of Product Management & User Experience at Google. He led a team of 350 product managers, designers, and user researchers responsible for Google’s productivity and collaboration products (G Suite) including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Meet. In aggregate, these cloud applications have more than 2 billion monthly active users across the consumer, enterprise, and education segments. Previously, David managed products across LinkedIn’s business lines including Premium Subscriptions, Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Sales Solutions. These products included a mix of enterprise SaaS tools, advertising products, and consumer subscriptions — generating about $4B in annualized revenue at the time.
David grew up in Austin, Texas surrounded by computers. The son of an IBM employee, he developed an early fascination with technology, and went on to double-major in computer science and economics at Duke University. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.