Austin Ventures announced that Andrew Busey, a well-known Austin entrepreneur, has joined its firm as a venture partner.
Busey formerly served as vice present and general manager at Zynga, makers of Farmville.
“In his new role, Andrew will help the venture team identify and attract very early-stage companies,” John Thornton, general partner of Austin Ventures, said in a news statesman.
Busey built Challenge Games into large social gaming company which Zynga acquired. He also co-founded Pluck, which DemandMedia acquired.
He is a graduate in computer science and marketing from Duke University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lori Hawkins, technology reporter with the Austin American Statesman, has covered Busey for a long time and has written a good story on his latest move.