Business Development Manager at Mojang
Daniel Kaplan is the business developer and was the first person to be hired by Markus “Notch” Persson for his company Mojang, creators of the award winning game Minecraft. Daniel Kaplan has been involved from the start, when the company was registered, and is currently working with the CEO and organizing the company.
Minecraft being a sandbox game launched in Spring 2009, has grown to 6 million registered users and has 1,9 million paying customers. Minecraft currently attracts 45 000 new users every day and 10 000 new purchases a day.
Prior to Mojang, Daniel worked as the CEO and co-founded the game company Ludosity, worked as a teacher at the University of Skövde’s game development programme, as a pizza baker and as a freelance 3d animator.
Daniel was born in Skövde, Sweden.