Scoreloop is a pioneer in mobile social gaming.
Scoreloop provides everything you need to add social elements to any game. From developers to brands, operators and OEMs, Scoreloop’s social gaming ecosystem and SDK creates instant communities and connections, and new ways to generate revenues from mobile games.
Unlike other social mobile gaming platforms Scoreloop is customizable and cross-platform, meaning that developers can add as many or as few Scoreloop features as they want. From simple social network connections to in-app purchases and virtual currency, Scoreloop makes mobile games more social and profitable.
Supported by a growing developer community and 24/7 developer support, Scoreloop adds that extra social ingredient to mobile games every hour of every day.
Scoreloop was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany with offices in the US and Asia. The company was acquired in 2011 by Research in Motion.
Christian Van Der Leeden, CIO
Christian has an extensive background in high transaction, server-side technology and applies this knowledge to building communities.
Christian also got his start at Apple doing pre-sales for WebObjects and later became Manager Software Engineering. Doing server-side technology implementations, Christian executed on solutions for the Internet Banking arm of Deutsche Bank, an online brokerage platform for Consors (now BNP Paribas), Deutsche Telekom and several other Fortune 500 companies.
He then co-founded Logic United, where he built content distribution platforms for several companies worldwide, and integrated these platforms across many different vendors, technologies, and billing systems.
Christian has two abyssinian cats (Prizzi and Patschuli) that keep him from sleeping too late. On the weekends he enjoys motorcycle riding in the alps and when he finds time again, he looks forward to dusting off his windsurfing, cycling, and climbing equipment. Christian’s handle on Scoreloop is: fanta.
Dr. Marc Gumpinger, CEO
Marc is a serial entrepreneur and has a love of connecting human behavior with computer science.
He started his career as a freelance consultant at Apple before co-founding his first company, Plugware (a web based distribution platform for plug-ins), which was quickly acquired by COSS AG where he stayed on and as the VP product marketing. After that he developed a web based real estate platform that was acquired by a major German Publishing Group and then subsequently developed the logistics and billing system that major international catalog companies and magazines use for the processes behind digital image enhancements.
Marc later joined Target Partners, one of Europe’s most successful Venture Capitalists, and left within a year to co-found Scoreloop. Target Partners saw the market opportunity and immediately invested in Scoreloop.
Marc holds a PhD (Dr. rer. biol. hum.) with focus on computer science and statistics from the University of Munich (LMU), Germany and a Dipl.-Kfm. (MBA equivalent) from the University of Hagen, Germany.
On the weekends Marc can be found in the park enjoying time with his family. In addition to his family, he loves photography, playing mobile games, and responding to player challenges! His handle on Scoreloop is simply: marc.
Dominik Westner, CTO
Dominik revels in the challenge of applying new technologies and bringing ideas to life.
He began his career at NeXT as a Systems Engineer doing pre-sales and consulting on WebObjects and as the single person in Germany was responsible for the DACH region.
He then transitioned over to Apple and led a team doing WebObjects, application server-implementations for enterprise and new economy customers like Deutsche Bank, Postbank, Deutche Telekom, TUI, and many more. Under Dominik’s leadership, his team was honored with the distinction of being the most successful sales and solutions team for Apple’s WebOjects worldwide.
Dominik then co-founded Logic United with long-time colleague and Scoreloop co-founder Christian van der Leeden. At Logic United his teams implemented large-scale COSADA business frameworks for high volume implementations.
Dominik is often seen with a little black pug, Lotta, not too far away from him. He loves a long motorcycle ride through the Alps, snowboarding in the winter, and sharing a Weißbier with friends. His handle on Scoreloop is: nikwest.