How An Ex-Semipro Poker Player Bet Big And Won The $4.3 Trillion Mortgage Market

Forbes Magazine, June 8, 2021–Antoine Gara, Margherita Beale
Blend Labs CEO/Co-Founder Nima Ghamsari is a 35-year-old Iranian immigrant who made hundreds of thousands of dollars playing poker online while at Stanford, joined secretive big-data startup Palantir Technologies upon graduation, then quit that dream job at 26 to start his own software company. “I have always felt like I wanted to bet on myself. I’m willing to take a lot of risk,” he says.