Simar Bal, Co-Founder and COO
Simar has been in the games industry since 2003, developing console and handheld games for numerous companies, including: Activision, EA, Warner Brothers, Disney, Dreamworks and Hasbro. In 2008, he transitioned into the burgeoning mobile market and then went on to build social games, working with the YouWeb incubator's Crowdstar and Sibblingz. Engrossed in the opportunities that these new games and technology represented, he worked with Dani and David during the YetiZen accelerator to shape BitPollen onto its current path.
Simar has contributed to over 25 different titles across console, handheld, mobile, and social games. He holds a BS in Physics from UCSC, where he wrote theses on digital signal processing, and on the computer modeling of star formation.