Nigel Eccles is a technology entrepreneur currently serving as the CEO of the group chat company Flick and best known for being the co-founder and CEO of Hubdub and FanDuel.
Episode Highlights: What is Nigel's goal in creating podcast communities, How to build a thriving podcast community, The protocols that will make your audience engage, Common things new startup entrepreneurs need to know, Tips in visioning, What is OKR (Objective and Key Results) and why is it important... The post Building thriving podcast communities with Nigel Eccles appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.
NIGEL ECCLES is the co-founder and CEO of Flick, the podcast chat platform. Prior to Flick, Nigel was CEO and cofounder of FanDuel, the leading daily fantasy sports operator, exiting prior to their sale to Betfair Paddy Power in 2018. Nigel has a deep interest in building online communities and helping early stage tech entrepreneurs. He shares this passion with Lou Diamond in this forward-thinking episode of Thrive LOUD. *** Connect to Lou Diamond: Subscribe to Thrive LOUD:  
Today, I’m talking with Nigel Eccles, the Co-Founder and CEO of FanDuel and now Flick, an app that helps podcasters build a community of loyal, invested listeners. Two weeks ago, I had Albert Chen, author of , on the show to walk us through the crazy story of the daily fantasy sports market. That interview lays out the backstory in much more detail, but here are some key points: Hubdub launched in 2007 as a news prediction game In 2009, the team pivoted to the daily fantasy sports space and rebranded as FanDuel DraftKings entered the market in 2012 In total, DraftKings raised $776 million while FanDuel raised $363 million In 2015, the two companies spent a combined $750 million on marketing DraftKings was the largest advertiser in the country one month, beating Johnson and Johnson as well as Geico The next month, FanDuel was the largest advertiser FanDuel eventually sold to Paddy Power Betfair in a deal worth $465 million The founders and early employees got nothing in the deal Last week, I had Lesley Eccles, another co-founder of FanDuel, on the show to go behind the scenes on this journey. She was in charge of marketing and scaled their spend from $0 to over $300 million dollars a year. This week, Nigel rounds out the story with his perspective as the CEO and the impact his journey is having on his new company, Flick. In our chat, we talk about Nigel’s customer-focused approach to business, how he navigated pivots at both FanDuel and Flick, how he’s approaching fundraising the second time around, and much, much more. As I said in the other interviews, even if you have no interest in sports, gambling, or venture backed startups, there are a ton of lessons in these talks that will apply to any founder. And it’s just a great story :)
FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles talks with Peter Kafka about how his company got into daily fantasy sports and the legal challenges to the format that have followed. He also discusses competition with rival daily fantasy company DraftKings while keeping an eye on bigger companies such as Yahoo and ESPN that might jump in. Plus: Eccles responds to critics like comedian John Oliver who say daily fantasy sites are a ripoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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New York, New York, United States of America
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