David Daneshgar funded BloomNation by Playing Poker
David Daneshgar is a card shark who needed $30,000 for his new startup connecting florists and customers in an online marketplace.
Daneshgar won the 2008 World Series of Poker so he paid the $1000 to enter a poker tournament and coincidentally won the big prize of $30,000, the exact amount they needed for the startup.
At the end of a tense final round Daneshgar told his friends ‘Its Flower Time” and they launched BloomNation soon after.
BloomNation now works with more than 3500 florists delivering flowers to nearly 5000 cities across the country.