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Lesley Eccles - When Founding Another Global Startup was the Only Answer

Released Tuesday, 2nd March 2021
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Have you ever felt totally blindsided or cheated? 

That’s exactly what happened to our guest this week who spent more than ten years building a startup into a huge success, only to find the company sold by the other investors without receiving a cent. Just two years later the business was valued at over 11 billion dollars!

There’s no doubt that serial Scottish entrepreneur Lesley Eccles has ridden the startup rollercoaster on a grand scale. What we find so incredible and inspiring is how she’s bounced back from the devastating loss of her and her co-founders’ first business hit, FanDuel, to focus on starting a business all over again.

Lesley says she felt she had no alternative but to start from scratch again - but this time she’s brought her knowledge of running and scaling a technology business to build the number one relationship and self care app, Relish.

As Lesley shares her fascinating journey you’ll learn how:
  • Lesley, her husband and their 3 other co-founders weren’t sure if their start up would be successful until they were 7 years in
  • How their team, headquartered in Scotland, managed to become successful in the US market of fantasy sports building a team of 500 employees with 6million users
  • What lessons Lesley learnt as a result of the gut-wrenching sale of FanDuel
  • And why Relish is all about making the world a happier place.

Lesley’s story and lessons really are remarkable so don’t miss this episode with the resilient and gutsy Lesley Eccles. 

Useful Links

Relish in the Apple App Store

Relish website

Lesley Eccles on LinkedIn

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