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.
It's very simple
1. Choose a contest.
Play for cash or for fun.
2. Pick your players.
Just stay under the salary cap.
3. Watch and win.
Top scores win when games end.
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CEO & Co-founder
An online gaming and media veteran having worked at McKinsey and two successful start-ups.
EVP Marketing & Co-founder
A management consultant in a previous life, focused on sales, marketing and business change.
CPO & Co-founder
An experienced startup founder and product guy with a background in social products and statistics.
EVP Design & Co-founder
Co-founder of 3 previous startups with over a decade's experience within the creative industry.
Tech Director & Co-founder
Chris has a background in building robust and scalable financial systems. Formerly at HBOS.
Formerly General Counsel of Entertainment Software Assoc., partner at ZwillGen law firm, and prosecutor with U.S. Department of Justice.
Previously VP Marketing of ProFlowers, then GM of Shari’s Berries and GM of Brighter.
Formerly with KKR Capstone and McKinsey
Formerly CTO at Play.com (Acquired by Rakuten) and Chemist Direct
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Salvatore LaRocca - Observer
In addition to our Board of Directors, we created an independent Advisory Board, a team of third-party experts from various fields that we turn to for impartial and invaluable counsel.Meet the Advisory Board