HQ Trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, has died at the age of 35.


Bryan Steffy/Techhnews for Variety

Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the popular trivia game app HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 35.

Kroll was discovered by New York Police Department officers conducting a wellness check, the NYPD said in a statement, confirming a TMZ report. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.

HQ Trivia has exploded in popularity since its launch in September 2017. Developed by Intermedia Labs, the live streaming game is held twice a day, offering cash prizes for those who answer all the questions correctly.

Before co-founding HQ Trivia, Kroll was one of the creators of Vine, the widely used but now defunct 6-second video app. Twitter, which reportedly purchased the startup in 2012 for $30 million, shut it down in 2016.

HQ Trivia representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


Now playing:
Watch this:

We quiz HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky



13:26

Source link


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our monthly newsletter and never miss out on new stories and promotions.
Techhnews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at newsletter@techhnews.com. We will treat your information with respect.

%d bloggers like this: