From Online Poker to Starting a Company: 5 Business Lessons Learned Along the Way

This post was written by Mauricio Prinzlau. Mauricio is the CEO of, a data and user feedback driven comparison engine for cloud apps and services. He enjoys writing and producing educational videos around the cloud to help people find the best cloud service for their needs.

Business Lessons

From an early part of my life, I always had an entrepreneurial drive and was focused on starting up on my own somewhere down the line in my career.

A few years on, I started working as an online community manager for a poker school. The poker school I was working with made money through the affiliate model whereby we earned a commission whenever players were referred to online poker rooms.

My colleagues and I were primarily involved with creating high-quality content and social media posts in order to attract leads and interest to the poker school’s website. It was during that time that I learnt the importance of creating high-quality content (video tutorials, guides, walk-throughs etc.) which would capture user interest and also be good from a search engine point of view.

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