FanDuel

FanDuel is the leading daily fantasy sports provider with the sole mission of making sports more exciting. Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports; offering various one-day games for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and college football and basketball, with public and private leagues forming daily, ranging from two to thousands of players. Website

FanDuel's Growth Story

After meeting at a networking event in 2007, the five co-founders behind FanDuel created Hubdub.com, a web-based prediction market game, which although popular, was difficult to monetize. During SXSW 2009 in an Austin backyard, the team shifted focus to the site’s most popular topic – sports – identifying a gap in the sports entertainment market for daily fantasy sports. In 2009, FanDuel was born, creating a new way for fans to play fantasy sports, where winners can have success on any given day, not just at the end of the season.

Daily fantasy has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry and FanDuel had a breakout year in 2014. The company crossed the million active paying users mark and has grown from five co-founders to a team of 450 employees across five offices on both sides of the Atlantic.