I first met the cofounders of A Thinking Ape – Kenshi, Eric and Wilkins when they first moved into The Network Hub, literally within weeks after they moved Vancouver from Silicon Valley. Unfortunately their explosive growth meant their time with us was short, they quickly outgrew our space within months of being here. Their first game “Kingdoms at War” is consistently in the Top 10 grossing games in US. Their latest releases Future Combat and Party in my Dorm are receiving the same reception as Kingdoms at War.
Meeting the cofounders, you can tell they are different from a lot of other people you meet – they live and breathe the company. Their ambition is palpable, their vision is laser-focused and their drive is the same you find in people like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. I was around for their first round of hiring, the people they brought on the team are incredibly intelligent young people and they let everyone on the team have amazing creative freedom.
Within a short year, they have built an impressive team of 18 people and 3 hyper-growth iPhone games. They are far from done, in fact they are just getting started… the future of social gaming is in Vancouver.
It is amazing to have A Thinking Ape in Vancouver, they hire local talent and ensure we keep these brains in B.C., inspiring local entrepreneurs but also putting the spotlight in Vancouver as a viable place for hyper-growth startups. For these reasons and more, you need to follow @athinkingape and if you haven’t tried their game, check it out right now, they’re free to download!
Did I mention they are hiring? Did you know all new members of ATA engineering are equipped with a new Macbook Pro, an iPhone, and a high quality design notebook? They are looking to add to their team – if you are an engineer looking to join an awesome startup or a new grad looking for a cool fun place to grow in, check out their job postings.
The Network Hub provides coworking, shared office, office space, phone answering and mailbox rental for developers, designers, solo professionals, small businesses, startups located in Downtown Vancouver Canada.