Native Houstonian Entrepreneur Leaving Silicon Valley for the Bayou City
Win-Win, a charitable gaming start-up is moving from Silicon Valley to Houston. The company will make a home for itself at entrepreneurial hub The Cannon Houston later this summer.
Win-Win, which Brown started in 2016, has already raised $1.2M from top investors including Duke University and Silicon Valley based Sand Hill Angels and 500 Startups. Win-Win is now beginning to scale operations ahead of its upcoming full-scale launch during the 2019 NFL football season. Win-Win has recently opened up its second round of funding, including an equity crowdfunding campaign hosted on the Republic platform.
Brown grew up in Houston, attending Alief Taylor High School before eventually heading east to play football at Duke University. Brown excelled at Duke, earning two-time All-American honors as well as a Public Policy degree after graduating in just three and a half years. Following a four-year career playing professionally, including linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, Brown taught himself how to code, moved to Silicon Valley and gained valuable experience working on the mid-market growth team at Kiip, a $32M venture backed mobile advertising startup.
"I couldn't be more excited about returning to Houston to become a part of the city's tech revolution,"
"Houston has long needed better entrepreneurial resources to stop our startups from leaving for greener pastures, and we are excited to be part of the local entrepreneurial growth over the last couple of years, helping to provide a landing spot for a young, growing company like Win-Win," echoed The Cannon's Founder and CEO, Lawson Gow. "On top of that, Houston is extremely well-positioned to be the home for sports-tech startups, and Mike moving back can be a great catalyst towards continuing to establish our city as a sports-tech hub."
Win-Win is expected to move to Houston and into The Cannon later this summer. For more information on Win-Win, and to learn about their current equity crowdfunding opportunity, visit - http://bit.ly/
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Win-Win combines giving with gaming to make donating to charity more fun and engaging, disrupting the $410B charitable giving industry. Win-Win is partnered with 160+ pro athletes across the NFL and NBA to offer fans #GamifiedGiving campaigns. The athletes host and promote fantasy sports style tournaments on the Win-Win platform, each featuring a charitable cause they care deeply about. Through the tournament, fans are competing to win priceless experiences and memorabilia all while supporting the featured cause through a voluntary, tax-deductible donation. Win-Win enables anyone to positively impact the world in a very easy and rewarding way.
Win-Win retains a percentage of each transaction and brand partners sponsor the "fan-funding"
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