The story of DraftKings has all the twists and turns of a Hollywood movie. It has the classic beginning of three co-founders looking to transform an industry, but this story is not a linear path. Along the way, there were so many obstacles to overcome that we discuss like regulatory changes, raising massive amounts of venture funding, a fierce battle against the competition for market share, scaling to a public offering, and more! We also have a deep discussion about their tech and platform, which is incredibly complex and it operates at a massive scale.
In addition, we cover other topics like:
- A fun recent story featuring Michael Jordan, who was recently announced as a special advisor to the company’s board of directors.
- Paul’s background story, including immigrating to the US from Russia at a young age and his experience at Vistaprint where he met Jason Robins and Matt Kalish, the two other co-founders of DraftKings.
- A look into DraftKings' culture and hiring plans ahead.
- Hiring advice at different stages of a company.
- And so much more.
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