I’m a twenty-something entrepreneur, poker player, and investor. I’m currently wrapping up my last semester of undergraduate studies in economics at Georgetown while managing and owning a variety of web-based businesses. I live in the Logan Circle area of Washington, DC with my awesome girlfriend and dog.
During the fall of 2005, while in my sophomore year at the College of William and Mary, I got caught up in the online poker boom. I ran up a $50 deposit into millions and have had an amazing time traveling the world playing the biggest tournaments and cash games from Vegas to Monaco to Macau to NBC’s Poker After Dark. I’m incredibly fortunate, and am very grateful for the opportunities poker has opened up for me.
Pursuing a career in professional poker meant taking a few years off from my studies, which I resumed in DC during the fall of 2009. Since then, poker has been less of a focus of mine while I finish my studies and increase my involvement with a variety of start-ups. Some companies I have managed or invested in include:
- BOOM, a feature-length documentary about the online poker boom; currently in the editing and post-production phase, to be released in mid-2012.
- CardRunners, the leading poker training website.
- DraftDay, a real-money daily fantasy sports platform.
- Expert Insight, a web business that puts clients in virtual meetings with experts such as Steven Levitt and Tom Dwan.
- Hold’em Manager, by far the most widely used poker analytics software.
I love Washington, DC and the amazing collection of restaurants, people, and things to do our city offers. I’m an avid fan of all of the DC sports teams and go to a ton of games despite years of mediocrity. Some of my favorite DC spots are Makoto, Rasika, BLT Steak, and Shelly’s Back Room.
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