Sebastien de Halleux is Chief Gaming Officer and co-founder of Matchday, building a new type of game for football’s 5 billion fans. Formerly, Sebastien was Co-Founder and COO of Playfish, one of the largest and fastest growing social video games companies which was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2009 (Nasdaq:EA). Prior to founding Playfish, Sebastien helped launch Glu Mobile, an early pioneer in mobile games which IPO’ed in 2007 (Nasdaq:GLUU) and was subsequently acquired by EA.
Sebastien was previously the COO of Saildrone, helping launch a category-defining company which revolutionized planetary data collection at sea, using wind and solar powered ocean robots. At the confluence of autonomy, big data and AI/ML, Saildrone pursued a vision called ‘The Quantified Planet’ to help better understand key planetary systems that affect humanity, such as extreme weather, ocean acidification, and global fisheries.