Niko Vuori CEO of Drivetime.fm Talks Voice Games for the Car – Voicebot Podcast Ep 81
Niko Vuori is founder and CEO of Drivetime.fm, a company focused on creating games that you can safely play while you drive. The company’s first title is a voice interactive trivia game that mimics a morning radio show and substitutes gameplay for music. Niko was formerly co-founder and COO of Rocket Games which was acquired by Penn National Games in 2016.
Earlier, Niko was head of product at Toy Talk (which eventually became Pullstring) and studio general manager at Zynga where he oversaw Zynga Poker and FrontierVille which together generated over $300 million in annual revenue. We discuss voice interactive games, why Drivetime.fm is betting it all on the car, and how you can get people to incorporate a 30-minute game into their daily routine. Niko earned an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School and an undergraduate degree from the University of York.
Show Notes – Niko Vuori Interview
- Follow Niko on Twitter: @nikothefinn
- Follow Drivetime.fm on Twitter and the web: @drivetime_fm Drivetime.fm
- Learn about Drivetime.fm’s funding round in 2018: Drivetime.fm Lands $4 Million in Seed Funding
- Read Niko’s comments on Voicebot’s research on voice use in the car: Twice the Number of U.S. Adults Use Voice Assistants in the Car as Smart Speakers
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