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Laurence ‘Lo’ Toney, a former general manager of Zynga Poker (s ZNGA), has traded in his chips to help aspiring coders work on their programming chops.

On Thursday, LearnStreet, a learn-to-code startup incubated at Khosla Ventures, announced that Toney has been named the startup’s new CEO.

The company, which launched in November with $1 million from the venture firm, has been CEO-less until now. In a statement, Vinod Khosla said he expects Toney’s experience with consumer brands, as well as his familiarity with startups, to help LearnStreet grow.

In October, Toney left Zynga, where he had been for a few years, first as the general manager for Poker and then in a similar role in mobile. Prior to that, he worked at Cake Financial (which was acquired by ETrade (s ETFC)), Nike (s NKE) and eBay (s EBAY). He’s also served on the advisory boards of several startups and…

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