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Making friendly bets social.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Kirkland, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Friendly betting is a universal experience. WannaBet builds WannaBetMe, a legal, mobile, social, peer-to-peer game that builds an online analogy for that experience. With WannaBetMe, you can make bets with your friends, “talk trash” while the bet is going on, “get props” when you win, and brag about it to your social network.


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    Tim Richardson

    Prior to founding WannaBet, Tim held several roles at Microsoft, where he helped to drive Windows competitive strategy, business development, product management, field marketing, and OEM engagement. In his early career, Tim was a senior developer and consultant at Trilogy Software. Tim holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Erren Lester
    Director of Product Management

    Erren has a diverse background in software product development, brand & product management, and strategic IT consulting. He was Director of Product Management at both The Advisory Board and Synteractive, and a Release Manager at Microsoft. Erren holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from CMU’s Tepper School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University.


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    Joe Wallin, Partner, Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP