Thursday, January 8, 2015
Seriously Taps 20th Century Fox, Rovio Vets For Exec Suite
Santa Monica-based mobile entertainment startup Seriously has tapped a 20th Century Fox veteran to head up its business development efforts, and a former Rovio exec for product development efforts, the company said Thursday. Seriously said it has hired Matt McMahon as its new VP of Business Development, and Mikko Hakkinen as Head of Product. McMahan was most recently VP of Mobile at 20th Century Fox, in charge of such mobile games for Family Guy, Ice Age, Avatar and The Simpsons. Hakkinen was most recently at Rovio as Head of Studio, where he produced Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars. Hakkinen will be based in Seriously's Helsinki office. Seriously is led by Andrew Stalbow. Seriously is venture backed by Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital, and Daher Capital.