Walter DriverCo-Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO
Walter Driver is the co-founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Scopely, one of the fastest-growing mobile games companies in the west. Scopely creates and publishes a highly diverse portfolio of top-grossing, immersive game experiences, including: the award-winning Star Trek™ Fleet Command, MARVEL Strike Force and YAHTZEE® With Buddies, among others. Fueled by a world-class team, Scopely leverages its proprietary technology platforms to bring directed-by-consumer, interactive experiences to audiences around the globe. Under Walter’s leadership, the company has achieved more than $1B in lifetime revenue and attracted more than $450M in financing from leading venture capital firms, tech luminaries and cultural icons.
Walter has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Young Executives” by The Business Journal, “Visionary of the Year” by C-Suite Quarterly, “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, a “Young Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum, one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs and a “Dealmaker of the Year” by Variety. Under Walter’s leadership, Scopely has also received many recognitions, including: the 2020 “Best Mobile Games Publisher,” one of the 2019 and 2020 “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” by Built in LA, one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and was named the second fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” list.
Walter is an investor and advisor to many private technology companies as well as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Los Angeles Technology & Innovation Council. Prior to Scopely, Walter founded and served as CEO of O Negative Media where he developed online social games. Before O Negative, he co-founded Ignition Interactive, one of the first developers of third-party applications for Facebook. Walter holds a B.A. in English Literature from Brown University.