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Roblox announces new game creation tools and marketplace, $100M in 2019 developer revenue

Roblox announces new game creation tools and marketplace, 0M in 2019 developer revenue A week after gaming platform Roblox announced its new milestone of 100 million monthly users — topping Minecraft — the company said at its fifth annual developer conference that its developer community is on track to earn $100 million […]

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Roblox hits 100 million monthly active users

Roblox hits 100 million monthly active users Roblox is big. Bigger than Minecraft big. The massively multiple online title has been around since 2006, but the game has been achieving a crazy amount of momentum of late. On Friday, it announced via blog post that it’s grown past 100 million monthly active […]

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Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups

Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups The Roblox EC-1 Following in the wake of our deep profiles of Patreon and Niantic, we have our next EC-1 package, this time on children’s gaming platform Roblox . Extra Crunch writer Sherwood Morrison has covered gaming and startups for […]

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Is blitzscaling killing early employee equity opportunities?

Is blitzscaling killing early employee equity opportunities? Silicon Valley has many dreams. One dream — the Hollywood version anyway — is for a down-and-out founder to begin tinkering and coding in their proverbial garage, eventually building a product that is loved by humans the world over and becoming a startup billionaire in […]

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How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company

How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a .5B company There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, a company which took at least a decade to hit its stride and has, relative to its current level of success, barely gotten any recognition […]

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Stranger Things 3 is now available on Netflix

Stranger Things 3 is now available on Netflix July 4 is American Independence Day, but it also marks the arrival of Stranger Things season three — a release that might just be the most-anticipated in the history of Netflix. Season three dropped at 12:01 PDT which means, dear reader, that it is […]

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Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom

Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom Fresh off a $150 million round of funding, kids’ gaming platform Roblox is making its first acquisition. The company says it’s acquiring the small startup PacketZoom, bringing its team and technology in-house to help it improve mobile application performance as its platform […]

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Kids’ gaming platform Roblox raises $150M

Kids’ gaming platform Roblox raises 0M Roblox, which allows kids to create 3D worlds and games, has raised an additional $150 million in funding. The company didn’t disclose its valuation in the announcement, but a source with knowledge of the deal told us that it valued Roblox at more than $2.5 billion […]

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Roblox responds to the hack that allowed a child’s avatar to be raped in its game

Roblox responds to the hack that allowed a child’s avatar to be raped in its game There’s a special place in Hell for people who think it’s funny to rape a 7-year-old girl’s avatar in an online virtual world designed for children. Yes, that happened. Roblox, a hugely popular online game for […]

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Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market

Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft’s footsteps with a move into the education market. The company this morning announced a new education initiative, Roblox Education, that will offer a free curriculum to educators, along with international […]

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