45. Doof

Online gaming network

Founder: Liad Shababo
Website: www.doof.com

Launched in 2007, Doof.com combines casual online games with social networking. Casual gaming is big business on the web. Miniclip, started by Rob Small, is one of the largest privately owned sites on the internet, so it’s no surprise that Liad is after a piece of the action. Similar to Facebook, Doof users get to create a profile with their own personal news feed. In addition, they can display game play statistics, and participate in community leagues and tournaments. The site also wins the award for our favourite company name!

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