Zelgor's original offering opened on February 26, 2020 and was completed on July 31, 2021. Except for the Updates section which may contain more recent information, the information on this page was accurate as of July 31, 2021.


Building the Next Level of Interactive Entertainment


Zelgor is an interactive entertainment company launching a unique media franchise, called the Noobs. An army of outlandish aliens exploring the Universe, the Noobs look to follow the path of Angry Birds, a billion dollar IP, by disrupting the $150B Global Games Industry. As the Noobs rise in popularity, they plan to invade the world of shows, movies, merchandise, and beyond.

Backed by famous venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-creator of Guitar Hero, Kai Huang, and the founders of napster, the Zelgor team brings real-world experience building successful games like The Sims, Bioshock Infinite, and Dungeons & Dragons Online, and more.

Market Opportunity


In 2018, video games eclipsed TV and streaming to become the most profitable sector of digital entertainment. Mobile games, in particular, are the most prominent and fastest-growing sector of the over $159B Video Games Industry, due to many high-profile success stories. Games like Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Pokémon Go, have individually generated over a billion dollars in lifetime revenue. At its peak, Pokémon Go brought in as much as $2.5 million in a single day. Each of the companies behind these games reached multi-billion dollar valuations within two years of launching only a single game.

“The global games industry [is] projected to be worth a quarter of a trillion dollars by 2023.”
Dean Takahashi
- VentureBeat


Zelgor is using the world of mobile games as a launch pad for our first media franchise, the Noobs. Rovio used this strategy to turn the Angry Birds franchise into 4.5 billion game downloads across 12 games, 1.8 billion consumer products sold, and a $500M box office movie franchise. In similar fashion, we’ve positioned the Noobs to leverage success on mobile by expanding into merchandise, shows, movies, and more.

We combine the unique feel of the Noobs with mobile games that are designed to instantly engage users yet also providing long term goals and social experiences. By introducing them to the world through mobile games, we’re putting the Noobs on the fastest path to becoming a multi-billion dollar media franchise. As they rise in popularity, Zelgor will be uniquely positioned to rapidly grow our business by launching the Noobs into other forms of entertainment while also creating new original media franchises with similar potential.

Noobs in Space

Noobs in Space

Our first game, Noobs in Space, is the world’s introduction to the Noobs IP. Led by their outlandish leader, Major Noob, the Noobs are perpetually flying around the universe, exploring new planets, and dodging wacky obstacles along the way. Players collect and purchase new Noobs, UFOs, outfits, and additional digital goods as they explore the Universe.

Coming Soon to iOS App Store & Google Play Store

Noobs in Space



A natural sequel to Noobs in Space, NoobTubes is the story of the Noobs discovering Earth. The game connects to the real world and enables players to battle over territories like AT&T Stadium, the Eiffel Tower, and even your backyard. The battles are highly immersive and spectator friendly, giving them a more competitive, Esport-like potential.

Coming Soon to iOS App Store & Google Play Store

“Space Noobs are the best kind of Noobs. Their invasion continues… I look forward to exploring new Noob planets, suns, black holes, and quasars.”
Tim Draper
- Founding Partner at Draper Associates, DFJ, and Draper University

Business Model

Our goal is to build games with a strong life-time value, while at the same time generating revenue in an effective but non-intrusive manner. Zelgor games are free to download, which makes it easy for anyone to try them out and share the fun with their friends. Within each game, players can spend money on virtual items like new Noobs, UFOs, costumes, and other fun virtual goods.

Concept Art of Potential Noob Merchandise

Additionally, we plan to generate revenue by integrating sponsored content and non-intrusive in-game ads and building strategic franchise partnerships to create Noob branded merchandise. As the Noobs IP continues to grow in popularity, we’ll expand our games to additional gaming consoles (PC, Xbox, Playstation) and expand our content into other multimedia platforms, including TV and movies.

Movie theater
Noobs watching Noobs on the big screen!

Virtual Goods for Sale:

  • Character and avatar customization with costumes, skins, and accessories
  • Social and shareable content, such as dances, stickers, and emotes
  • Season passes which unlock additional game content for the player
  • In-game currency, Sugar Cubes and Noob Berries

Royalties, Licensing, & Partnerships:

  • Expansion of NoobTubes IP to additional game consoles (PC, Xbox, Playstation)
  • Animated shorts and mini-series
  • Feature films and television shows
  • Strategic franchise partnerships to create Noob branded merchandise and consumer packaged goods
  • Licensing Zelgor’s real world map technology to third party game publishers and app developers

Royalties, Licensing, & Partnerships:

  • Expansion of NoobTubes IP to additional game consoles (PC, Xbox, Playstation)
  • Animated shorts and mini-series
  • Feature films and television shows
  • Strategic franchise partnerships to create Noob branded merchandise and consumer packaged goods
  • Licensing Zelgor’s real world map technology to third party game publishers and app developers
Concept Art of Potential Strategic Partnerships Opportunities
“The Noobs have a real personality that feels new and original. It will be fantastic to see them cross a variety of platforms, including games, TV, and movies.”
Kai Huang
- Co-founder at RedOctane, creators of Guitar Hero

Leadership Team

John Fanning, Jr.
Founder and CEO

John Fanning Jr. graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship. John was part of the inaugural class of Draper University, founded by venture capitalist Tim Draper. While at Draper University, John finished in one of the Venture Capital Pitch Competition’s top spots for his GPS-based mobile video game idea. He also led his team to be named the first-ever Draper University Champions. This idea became the launch point for John founding Zelgor Inc.

Phil Fogerite
Chief Product Officer

Phil is a veteran software developer, with more than 13 years of game development experience. He spent three years working at Ghost Story Games, building cutting-edge analytics and game balance systems for an unannounced title. Previously, Phil worked on Dungeons & Dragons Online, under Warner Brothers Game Studios. His early years in the game industry include working with Sega and Marvel on The Incredible Hulk. He also spent three years working on The Sims with Electronic Arts.

Spencer Bramson
Chief Marketing Officer

Spencer Bramson's prescient pulse on popular culture and passion for cultivating unique experiences has enabled him to create some of the most innovative brand engagement campaigns for the world's top consumer packaged goods and technology companies, including Milky Way, Spotify, Google, Blackberry, Procter & Gamble, Mazda, Thomson Reuters, and Ford Motors. After founding his first agency at 19 years old, he quickly rose to the top of his peers in Boston and Los Angeles, leading him to receive multiple awards.

Will Teixeira
Lead Engineer

Before joining Zelgor Games, Will held the title of Lead Engineer and Evil Genius at OtherSide Entertainment. He led the development of Underworld Overlord (Gear VR and Oculus GO) (a Mobile VR & Oculus game) and Underworld Ascendant, released on both Xbox One and PS4. Will was also an integral team member at Warner Brothers Games, where he helped develop Dungeons and Dragons Online. Will holds a degree in Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology from the New England Institute of Technology.

Andres Gonzalez
Lead Designer

Andres Gonzalez is an award-winning Game Designer with over 12 years of experience. As Lead Designer at Ghost Story Games, Andres spent six years spearheading the vision and systems design for their latest game. Andres also previously worked at Irrational Games as the Lead Designer on BioShock Infinite DLC (Downloadable Content) and Lead Combat Designer on Bioshock Infinite.

Major Noob
Leader of Noobs

Major Noob is the outlandish leader of the Noobs. Previously an average grape Noob, no one is quite sure how or when Major Noob came into power. Then again, Noobs aren’t the types to ask those kinds of questions! Major Noob is extremely enthusiastic about exploring the universe and working with top notch Science Noobs to develop wacky new alien technology. Prove yourself to Major Noob and you just might receive your very own Noob Ship!

Noobs in the Works

Concept Art of our First Three Noob Characters


Tim Draper
Founding Partner at Draper Associates and DFJ

Tim Draper is a top global venture capitalist and founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and the Draper Venture Network. The firms’ investments include Coinbase, Robinhood, TwitchTV, Skype, Tesla, Baidu, SpaceX, and many others. He also created Draper University of Heroes, which has launched entrepreneurs who have built 350 companies, including Zelgor Games, NVision (sold for $275 million), and crypto leaders QTUM.

Shawn Fanning
Founder of napster

Shawn Fanning is a famous American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. In 1999 he developed napster, the first popular peer-to-peer ("P2P") file-sharing platform. The company eventually sold to Best Buy for over $100 million. His success as an entrepreneur led to him becoming a talented angel investor, participating in early-stage financings for high profile companies, including the seed investment in Uber.

Kai Huang
President of RedOctane and Guitar Hero

Kai Huang is a Venture Partner at Idea Bulb Ventures. He is the co-founder and ex-CEO of RedOctane and the co-creator of the Guitar Hero video game franchise, acquired by Activision in June 2006. Kai was also co-founder and CEO of Adux Software, a software company developing solutions for the server appliance market. Kai holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nolan Bushnell
Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur, and scientist. He is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Over the past four decades, Bushnell has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first car navigation system whose mapping is still the basis for car navigation systems today; Androbot, a personal robotics company; and ByVideo, the first online ordering system.

Michael Dornbrook
COO of Harmonix Music Systems

Mike Dornbrook served as COO at Harmonix Music Systems for 12 years. Harmonix's most famous product, Guitar Hero, has earned critical acclaim and sold over $3 billion in sales. Rock Band, Harmonix's next franchise, hit $1 billion in sales in just over one year. Mike serves as a Venture Partner & Investment Committee Member at Converge Venture Partners.

Larry Sonsini
Founding Partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Larry W. Sonsini is internationally recognized for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been instrumental in many of the financings, IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and other key transactions of Silicon Valley and beyond. Larry has served on a number of advisory boards and committees, including the SEC's Advisory Committee on Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes.

Closing Statement

With two games in development and backed by Tim Draper, Shawn Fanning, and Kai Huang, Zelgor Inc is strategically positioned to take over the world of mobile games and beyond. Now we’re inviting Netcapital Investors to share in our success as the Noobs prepare to embark on their maiden voyage into the deepest depths of the Universe.

Space Noobloid

News and Updates

Media and Interviews

Use of Proceeds

If the offering's maximum amount of $535,000 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Game Development$120,00022.4%
Management Salaries$150,00028.0%
3rd party vendors$148,78527.8%
Intermediary fees$26,2154.9%


This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Zelgor Inc. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by July 31, 2021 at 12:59am ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Zelgor may issue additional securities to raise up to $535,000, the offering’s maximum.

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

$0.50 per share
$4,855,764implied valuation


These financial statements have been reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC Filings

Understand the Risks

Be sure to understand the risks of this type of investment. No regulatory body (not the SEC, not any state regulator) has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials or information posted herein. That’s typical for Regulation CF offerings like this one.

Neither Netcapital nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising from any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication of, the materials and communication herein or the terms or valuation of any securities offering.

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

More Info


  • May 30, 2024
    Hello Netcapitalists, 2023 was a year of...

    Hello Netcapitalists,

    2023 was a year of intense work expanding the Noobiverse in order to get it ready for launch. You can read all about what we’ve been working on here: https://community.zelgor.com/investors/Zelgor-Investor-2023-Review.pdf

  • Apr 5, 2023
    Hello, Netcapitalists! Did you miss out on our...

    Hello, Netcapitalists!

    Did you miss out on our first-ever Noob Investor Summit? We’ve put together a video recapping the entire thing just for you!

    Watch the Zelgor Noob Summit to hear the latest updates, including a sneak peek at Noobs in Space: https://youtu.be/uhphL711JeQ

  • Dec 29, 2022
    Zelgor 2022 Year in Review Hello...

    Zelgor 2022 Year in Review

    Hello Netcapitalists!

    Zelgor has been working tirelessly throughout 2022 to get the Noobiverse ready for a grand opening. After our initial test launch, we learned a tremendous amount about the game, including what was working and what we wanted to improve prior to launch. We recognized that in order to maximize the fun factor, we needed to push toward easier gameplay for new players with a focus on more frequent small wins and incremental progress. In a nutshell, we needed to make the game friendlier to Noobs! Read all about it in our latest investor update here: https://zelgor.com/Investor-Update.pdf

    Read more
  • Aug 10, 2022
    Zelgor Summer Investor Update Hello...

    Zelgor Summer Investor Update

    Hello Netcapitalists!

    Our team has been heads down and hard at work, building out the Noobiverse and getting Noobs in Space ready for Soft Launch. We’ve had a tremendous amount of data and insight to work with, thanks to the over 10,000 people who downloaded our game during the test launch and all of you who joined our early access community. With all this information at our disposal, the biggest thing that stuck out to us was the need to add in smaller, incremental wins for players along with interesting choices and a sense of steady progress. With that said, Noobs in Space is no longer simply a game about dodging asteroids and other wacky obstacles…


    • New changes coming to the core game loop of Noobs in Space.
    • Major upgrades under the hood in preparation for Soft Launch.
    • Focused on crafting the story of the Noobs & the Noobiverse!

    Check out our full update here: Zelgor.com/Investor-Update.pdf

  • Dec 9, 2021
    Zelgor reaches over 10,000 downloads in Noobs...

    Zelgor reaches over 10,000 downloads in Noobs in Space Stability Test.


Hello Netcapitalists! We’re excited to share that we’ve successfully completed the third stability test of Noobs in Space. We conducted the most recent phase of testing last month in India over a ten-day span, generating over 10,000 downloads. The purpose of this most recent test was to evaluate the game’s stability over a wide variety of devices along with its scalability. Our back-end technology held up incredibly well and we’re quite pleased with the results. You can read more about our success here: 


    After the success of our third and final stability test, we turn our focus now towards the soft launch. The soft launch is where we’ll release the latest version of the game in a test market like Canada. The primary goal of this stage is to fine-tune the game mechanics based on user feedback, retention, and spending patterns of our in-game store. 

We’ve collected some incredible feedback and seen some fascinating results thanks to all of those who’ve played via early access.

    From all of us at Zelgor, we offer a huge thank you to all of those who have played Noobs in Space so far! We have some incredibly fun and exciting plans for this game after collecting everyone’s feedback, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon. 

Don’t miss out on all the fun and join the other 10,000+ Noobs! If you haven’t tried Noobs in Space or NoobTubes yet, get early access to all our games by text “JOIN” to +1 855.522.0738 or by going to zelgor.com and clicking “Early Access”.

  • Oct 11, 2021
    Zelgor Inc Successfully Sells Out Raise on...

    Zelgor Inc Successfully Sells Out Raise on Netcapital

    Zelgor is thrilled to say that we successfully sold out our Netcapital Offering. Thank you to the over 1,300 investors who have backed us this round. We want you to know that we have been hard at work throughout the offering (and since the close of course!) getting the Noobiverse up and running so that soon all of you may be able to join us there.

    The sold-out offering headlines an eventful summer for us at Zelgor, which included launching an initial stability test of our first game, Noobs in Space. We’ve also conducted a second stability test since the offering’s close, driving tens of thousands to Google Play’s Early Access Store.

    Zelgor’s focus this summer has been on building our tools and technology infrastructure to scale up with more users while collecting and incorporating feedback from Early Access testers. Soon we plan to launch our third and final stability test, our largest yet!

    We’ve also been hard at work iterating on the next version of Noobs in Space with the goal of creating content that is more fun, engaging, and motivating to explore and making it accessible for as many Noobs as possible.

    We look forward to sharing some of the great new features and content we’ve created as well as the results of our third stability test with all of you soon. Stay tuned!

  • Sep 13, 2021
  • Jul 31, 2021
    Primary offering finalized, selling 1,066,558 shares
    Sold 1,066,558 shares at $0.50 for a total of $533,279
  • Jun 28, 2021
  • Jun 23, 2021
    Zelgor launches first mobile game stability...

    Zelgor launches first mobile game stability test in India and reaches thousands of downloads in first 48 hours.

    Zelgor is thrilled to announce the successful Stability Test Launch of our first mobile game, Noobs in Space, in India, reaching thousands of people in the first week! The game launched in the Google Play Early Access Store in India at the beginning of June, and we’re thrilled at the response we’ve seen so far. We hit our first weekly download milestone in under 48 hours, which we believe speaks to how well the Noobs resonate with new audiences. News of our milestone achievement even made its way into Yahoo Finance.

    Through this launch, we aim to test how the game functions on various devices, identify bugs, and test feature functionality and likability. Launching our first Stability Test is a key step towards Zelgor’s official launch of Noobs in Space. The game is currently available for download on Google Play’s Early Access Store in India and we will continue to conduct a series of Stability Tests throughout July.

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  • Apr 30, 2021
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  • Apr 16, 2021
    Hello Netcapitalists! 

 In celebration of...

    Hello Netcapitalists! 

    In celebration of raising $300k from over 900 investors, we’ve decided to give all of you a special treat:

    A new version of Noobs in Space is now available for early access! 

    Haven’t joined the NiS early access community? Text “JOIN” to 855.522.0738 to hop aboard. 

    Updates include:

    • Norb, Major Noob’s trusted Advisor and Chief Scientist, has joined the mothership!
    • We’ve added our first batch of Noob cosmetics! Dress your Noobs up in new costumes, hats, and more. 

    • Some Noob ships have a brand new look to them as well.
    • New hazard animations and sound effects.

    Make sure to follow us on Twitter: @ZelgorGames and let us know what you think of the latest version of Noobs in Space.

    Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks as we start introducing our new Noob User Interface, as well as new ships, cosmetics, planets, and more…

  • Apr 15, 2021
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  • Jan 28, 2021
    We have now reached $250,000 raised from over...

    We have now reached $250,000 raised from over 600 investors!

    We are blown away by the support we’ve received from the Netcapital community. We have now seen over 750 people invest in Zelgor across two offerings, and as a result, the Noobs continue to get stronger and more ridiculous every single day.

    We’re celebrating this amazing milestone by releasing a brand new version of Noobs in Space to our Early Access community!

    Early Access is available to anyone by texting “JOIN” to 855.522.0738.

    We hope to see you soon in our Universe of Noobs!

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  • Nov 3, 2020
    Hi Netcapital Investors! With 2020 being such...

    Hi Netcapital Investors!

    With 2020 being such a chaotic year, it’s easy to forget about what looms on the horizon: the pending Noobs invasion! If you’ve missed out on some of our exciting developments over the summer, here’s a recap:

    We hired former Warner Brothers developer and OtherSide Entertainment lead engineer, Will Teixeira, to be our Mad Scientist and Lead Engineer! Will is a rockstar who went from working on Dungeons & Dragons Online to leading the launch of multiple titles at OtherSide Entertainment for Xbox One, PS4, Mobile VR, and Oculus.

    We also recruited Andres Gonzalez, to be our Lead Designer. Most notably, Andres was the Lead Combat Designer for Bioshock Infinite, which won over 75 awards, is rated a 10/10 on Steam, and sold 11 million copies in the first two years of release.

    Both are world-class and it is a dream come true to have them on our team. Each had worked with our Chief Product Officer, Phil Fogerite, at Warner Brothers and Ghost Story Games prior to working with us, and felt inspired to join the Noobs before they take over the Universe.

    The impact that these two have had so far has been enormous. As a result, we just updated our page on Netcapital to show off the progress we’ve made since they joined. Check out the updated video and amazing art we’ve added!

    We have even more exciting news in the coming days that we’re looking forward to sharing with you as both games move closer to launch.

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  • Feb 26, 2020
    Primary offering of 1,070,000 shares at $0.50
  • Jul 24, 2017
    Primary offering finalized, selling 376,528 shares
    Sold 376,528 shares at $0.25 for a total of $94,132
    See offering
  • Apr 28, 2017
    Primary offering of 400,000 shares at $0.25

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