Contact Details

E-mails & Phone

Elan Lee

Elan Lee

Chief Executive Officer at Exploding Kittens, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Professional technologist and storyteller. Creator of Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito

Elan's pioneering work in entertainment has spanned everything from multiple startups raising millions of dollars to creating the Alternate Reality Game genre. Elan started his career at the Microsoft Games Studio where he was a Lead Designer on the original Xbox. He next co-founded 42 Entertainment (the company behind I Love Bees, Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero, and The Dark Knight). Elan was also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Fourth Wall Studios, and the Chief Design Officer at Xbox Entertainment Studios. Elan most recently co-created “Exploding Kittens”, the most funded game on Kickstarter, and the most backed crowd funded project in history.

Elan has spoken all over the world on the future of gaming and storytelling. He has won a Primetime Emmy for the series Dirty Work, and an IndieCade Trailblazer Award for a distinguished career in interactive entertainment.

He has been featured in WIRED Magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and the Wall Street Journal. He has also won awards for Best Web Game of the Year, Best Advertising Campaign of the Year, and Best Idea of the Year.


  • Founder / Chief Designer (Fourth Wall Studios)
  • Vice President of Experience Design and Founder (42 Entertainment)
  • Chief Design Officer (Xbox Entertainment Studios)
  • Interaction Director, Founder (Edoc Laundry)
  • Chief Executive Officer (Exploding Kittens, Inc.)


People also viewed these profiles

People also viewed these profiles

Amelia Hurd

Integrated Marketing Specialist @ San Diego, California

People also viewed these profiles

Justyna P.

Singer-Songwriter, Bartender, Promoter, Jack-of-all @ Melbourne, Victoria

People also viewed these profiles

Faraz R.

Product Manager | Project Manager | Program Manager | Management Consultant | SaaS Implementation Specialist | Senior Delivery Manager | Business Analyst | Process Improvement Consultant @ Greater Brisbane Area