BloomNation is one of the best flower delivery firms in the market, and it was created through the poker winnings of the World Series of Poker bracelet winner David Daneshgar.
How much have you won during your poker career?
How much do you have left?
Do you have your money working for you, or do you work for your money?
In a recent interview with the Director of Poker Operations for WPTDeepstacks, Tristan Wade, he said: ‘Money flows so easily in the poker world that you can lose the value of it. Money comes and goes very quickly.’
The importance of investing, at least a portion of your winnings, has never been more prevalent in the industry. Variance is a bitch. Keep her at bay by creating multiple streams of income.
During a recent interview with Galen Hall we saw how a successful poker player could use his winnings to create business start-ups and invest their money into avenues outside of poker.
Hall was focusing on the dating game with his Carbon Dating mobile dating app. I wonder if he could somehow integrate the sending of flowers? All women love flowers right? Perhaps Hall should speak to fellow poker player, and entrepreneur, David Daneshgar?
Daneshgar is a former World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner with over $2.4m in live tournament earnings spread over some of the biggest tournaments in the world.
After a series of six figure scores Daneshgar really hit the big time in 2006 when he won the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $330,105, and took fourth in EPT Barcelona for $204,345.
In 2008, he won a WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 event, taking home $625,443, after overcoming a final table that included Dan Heimiller, Matt Matros and Andrey Zaichenko.
So what did he do with the money?
BloomNation was born.
A marketplace for florists to send their flowers straight to their customers.
“Poker did one big thing for this company besides give us money; it gave us this whole thought process to take on risks,” Daneshgar told Business Insider, “We like to see people who want to adhere to the startup mentality, who want to take risks.”
One such risk is acceptance of Bitcoin, which has recently been introduced as a payment processing option for BloomNation.
Daneshgar created the company with friends Gregg Weisstein and Farbod Shoraka and they have raised $1.65m from Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Chicago Ventures, Mucker Capital and CrunchFund.
Daneshgar also told Business Insider that they are looking to expand his team of 14 employees to 40 within the next 12-months.
I guess you could say everything in Daneshgar’s garden is looking very rosy indeed.