The birth of Daily Fantasy, as we know it

What started as a backyard Texas brainstorm between 5 co-founders is now the driving force in a multibillion-dollar industry. FanDuel got its start at the 2009 SXSW Interactive festival — right there in that backyard — when our founding team decided to focus their efforts on changing the game in fantasy sports.

The season-long game would be simplified. The winning amplified. The money real. And the result? A new way to play fantasy — fan vs. fan in a test of sports knowledge and fantasy knowhow — where winners can taste victory on any given day. Not just once a year.

How does FanDuel work?

It's very simple

Choose your league for the day
Play against your friends or take on opponents across the country.

Pick the players you want
We use a salary cap format — so every player has a price.

Know if you win THAT night
Watch your team climb the standings with every last yard.

Play when you want. Where you want. On any device.

2015 Winner
Mobile Sites & Apps
Sports (Handheld Devices)

Introducing the FanDuel team captains

  • Nigel Eccles

    CEO & Co-founder

    An online gaming and media veteran having worked at McKinsey and two successful start-ups.

  • Lesley Eccles

    EVP Marketing & Co-founder

    A management consultant in a previous life, focused on sales, marketing and business change.

  • Tom Griffiths

    CPO & Co-founder

    An experienced startup founder and product guy with a background in social products and statistics.

  • Rob Jones

    Creative Director & Co-founder

    Co-founder of 3 previous startups with over a decade's experience within the creative industry.

  • Chris Stafford

    Tech Director & Co-founder

    Chris has a background in building robust and scalable financial systems. Formerly at HBOS.

  • Christian Genetski

    CLO

    Formerly General Counsel of Entertainment Software Assoc., partner at ZwillGen law firm, and prosecutor with U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Mark Irace

    CMO

    Previously VP Marketing of ProFlowers, then GM of Shari’s Berries and GM of Brighter.

  • Matt King

    CFO

    Formerly with KKR Capstone and McKinsey

  • Robin Spira

    CTO

    Formerly CTO at Play.com (Acquired by Rakuten) and Chemist Direct

We’re the leader in one-day fantasy. The stats don’t lie...

  • 1M+

    Paid active users

  • $2B

    Will be paid out in 2015

  • $560M

    awarded to users in 2014

  • $363M

    Funding

“Every Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday”

“The numbers of those participating are exploding”

“Think of it as 'one-night stand' fantasy sports”

Our board

Andrin Bachmann

Andrew Cleland

Ted Oberwager

Marc Moens

Michael LaSalle

Alan Resnikoff

Rick Cordella

Salvatore LaRocca

Every season is FanDuel season

NFL & NCAA

NBA & NCAA

MLB

NHL