James Conlon

How This LA Venture Capitalist Went From Professional Poker Player to Tech Investor

How This LA Venture Capitalist Went From Professional Poker Player to Tech Investor

BUILT IN LA |  James Conlon doesn't possess anything that could be described as a traditional venture capitalist background. Instead of going to Stanford, getting an MBA and interning at Google, Conlon went to Bucknell and graduated with a degree in philosophy. He's also a former professional poker player and has a law degree from American University. Now an LA-based partner for Bullpen Capital, he's dedicated to growing local tech startups, and it all started with two chairs, an elevator and a few NSFW quips between complete strangers.