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May 30, 2019

The VentureFizz Podcast: Nigel Eccles - Co-Founder and CEO at Flick

For the 103rd episode of our podcast, I interviewed Nigel Eccles, Co-Founder and CEO at Flick.

Nigel is a serial entrepreneur with a tremendous track record. If you are a fan of football, you are probably very familiar with the TV ads from his previous company. He’s a Co-Founder and former CEO of FanDuel, one of the leading companies that emerged in the daily fantasy sports category. The company raised over $400M in funding and was acquired Paddy Power Betfair just over a year ago.

His latest startup, Flick, is focused on building communities around podcasts. The app allows audiences to engage and communicate on a much deeper level with the content, the creators, and other members of the community. The company has raised over $4M to date.

In this episode of our podcast, we cover lots of topics, like:

  • The game of Shinty, the coolest stick-and-ball sport you probably haven’t heard of.
  • Nigel’s decision to take a major risk at an interesting stage of his life and start his first company called Hubdub, the precursor to FanDuel.
  • A deep dive into the history of FanDuel, including the story behind its founding, where the name came from, how it scaled over time, and lots more.
  • What it was like running a hypergrowth company.
  • All the details behind his current startup Flick.
  • Advice on finding a co-founder.
  • How to build a consumer product, as well as the acquisition strategies behind it.
  • Plus, a lot more.

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.