Past Event

The Story of Peak: A Turkish Gaming Company's Journey to the Top

July 8, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Zoom Webinar

Join us for a conversation between Ömer İnönü ’13BU, Directory of Strategy, Peak Games, and İpek Cem Taha, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul on the journey of Peak Games to its acquisition by Zynga for $1.8 billion.

About Peak
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak believes the best products are created when talented people form autonomous teams that strive for impact. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. iPhone grossing games for the past two years, respectively, and collectively have more than 12 million average mobile DAUs. In 2017, social gaming company Zynga acquired Peak’s mobile card games business for $100 million and in 2020, announced that it is buying for $1.8 billion — $900 million in cash, and $900 million in Zynga shares. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey. For more information visit


Ömer İnönü ’13BU is Directory of Strategy of Peak Games for the past five years. Prior to Peak, he worked in the financial industry at Sabancı Holding and Ünlü & Co. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated from Koç University in Economics.