Julian Farrior

Julian Farrior


Backflip Studios

Julian Farrior is the founder and CEO of Backflip Studios, a mobile game company focused on bringing innovative and thoughtful titles to an expanding group of casual gamers.  Backflip has had numerous top ranked apps and seen more than 250,000,000 downloads in their first four years of operation. Their games, which include popular titles such as DragonVale, Paper TossNinJump, Ragdoll Blaster, and Army of Darkness: Defense, are played by more than 5,000,000 users a day and more than 30,000,000 users a month.  Prior to Backflip, Julian served as an angel investor and VP at Earthscape, a company that also had early success in the app store.  Previously, Julian spent seven years at Yahoo! in various management roles the most recent of which included heading up emerging markets search.  He is also an investor and advisor in “TapToLearn” a promising young educational mobile gaming company. Julian is a lifelong video and board gamer (in addition to an obsessive pinball nut, 11+ machines) who hopes to see Ultima III soon delivered to the iPad.  In 2011, Julian won the Esprit Entrepreneur of Distinction award from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. This award celebrates the success and vitality of the entrepreneurial community.  He received his undergraduate education at Colgate University and graduate education at Northwestern University.