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 Toss,�NinJump, 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.