A Thinking Ape

Seriously addictive mobile games.

HEADQUARTER Vancouver, Canada

COMPANY SIZE Between 50 and 100

# OF ENGINEERS Between 10 and 25

FUNDING $250K - $500K

TAGS Mobile Games, Mobile, Social Games, Technology, YC Winter 2008


What do we do?

A Thinking Ape builds seriously addictive mobile apps, and is one of the top grossing developers on the Apple App Store worldwide. We are a small group of ambitious software engineers who value ownership, creative freedom, data driven decisions and meritocracy over hierarchy. We get to work on products that millions of people use every day and have built some of the strongest online mobile game communities.

Technical challenges

- Designing services for a large number of concurrent usage
- Working with advanced caching and write-back strategies
- Implementing scalable, reliable and maintainable technologies for our mobile and web platforms

Why join us?

We are located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, and are looking for the best and the brightest to join us. We have a passionate team that knows how to get stuff done. We've cultivated a hacker-friendly environment where people can do their best work and are surrounded by the best people they've ever worked with.

Our Founders

Kenshi Arasaki



Wilkins Chung


ex-Amazon, Waterloo Grad

Eric Diep


Our investors

  • Naval Ravikant
  • Jim Young
  • Bill Lee
  • Y Combinator