As a parent I could hardly fail to miss PokemonGo and the impact it has on my teenager, but I am surprised at the number of otherwise rational 'grown ups' who have become equally obsessed with it. So I'm keen to read more about where it came from and who is behind it - so thought I would share this article on the founders.
“John Hanke is an absolute genius,” says David Jones, the only British investor with a stake in Niantic. Last November, Jones joined a few other select Silicon Valley investors who backed the company as part of its first $5m funding round. While he won’t say how much he has invested or how much he stands to gain, he adds: 'It’s pretty fair to say anybody who invested would have done well.”