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

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.

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

2015 Winner
Mobile Sites & Apps
Sports (Handheld Devices)

Introducing the FanDuel team captains

  • Matt King

    CEO

    Formerly President of Regional Operations and Corporate Development at ‎Cottingham & Butler and Director at KKR.

  • Rob Jones

    EVP Design & Co-founder

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

  • Robin Spira

    CTO

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

  • Christian Genetski

    CLO

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

  • Andy Giancamilli

    CFO

    Formerly VP of Pricing at Toys R Us.

  • Tom Griffiths

    CPO & Co-founder

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

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

  • 6M+

    registered users

  • 40%

    more sports content consumed

  • 60%

    users watch more live games

“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 - Observer

Our Advisory Board

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

Every season is FanDuel season

NFL

NBA + WNBA

MLB

NHL

EPL + UCL

PGA