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My life — as all of our lives — has been defined by random turns, chaos and serendipity, the fantastic individuals I’ve happened to meet, and the fruits of our lasting relationships. Pando... ensures that you collide with the people who will define your life in ways you can’t possibly yet imagine.
VC, Physician & Entrepreneur
The concept of income pooling was new to me, [but] the more I talked with Tevon, the more excited I grew about Pando. By joining a pool — Tevon’s pool of aspiring entrepreneurs, specifically — I’d be joining an amazing community of founders... Pando is a ready-made way for me to grow my network of mentors.
CEO & Co-Founder, Empowerly
Right off the bat, I shared my skepticism about Pando... [but what] hooked me was the community aspect of Pando’s value proposition. A pool is a ready-made support network — not just of thoughtful, intelligent, ambitious people, but of real leaders who are financially incentivized to see you succeed.
Computer Scientist & MBA
I’d felt invincible beforehand; now, I understood that my future could change in a moment... just knowing that I’m part of a group of guys who have my back makes a big difference. Part of the reason I even play ball is because of the relationships I build, and joining Pando gives me a way to formalize these connections.
We’re too young to have the capital to make angel investments in each others’ companies, but... Pando formalized this group of friends into something stronger and better. I don’t feel guilty asking for their time. [As a] 20-something, a 15-year contract is probably the longest-sighted thing I’ve ever done, but I’m excited to continue with this group for decades to come.
As soon as I got everything straight, I wanted to join an income pool... I truly believe in the guys in my pool: each of us has a great shot at making it in the MLB, and we’ll support one another as we make our way. And when things get tough, which I’m sure they will, we’ll have one another to fall back on.
Professional Baseball Player
Kansas City Royals
My biggest concern was that I’d dive into a pool, only to find that some people were freeloading — but I learned that Pando's contract was built to prevent people from freeloading.
And if I want to continue putting myself out there, and to surround myself with other MBAs and entrepreneurs who have the same mindset, Pando is one of the best ways around to do that.
I was skeptical at first. The more we talked, though, the more sense it made. Pooling was a golden opportunity... If one of us were successful in the Big Leagues, we all would be. As the son of a pro ball player, I know I have big shoes to fill, but in a Pando pool with other talented, ambitious guys, I’m able to invest in myself and share the dream of making it in the Big Leagues ourselves.
Professional Baseball Player