Flick ready for market

FanDuel founders raise $4m for new esports venture

Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones

Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones: new start


Two of the founders of daily fantasy sports business FanDuel have raised $4 million for their new venture and are preparing to launch the product.

Former FanDuel chief executive Nigel Eccles and ex-product designer Rob Jones are behind esports firm Flick, which Mr Eccles described as the “Snapchat for gamers”. It allows users to spectate other gamers.

It has an estimated market of 665 million worldwide participants who currently watch gaming video content.

The business will have an initial 12 staff operating out of the Codebase incubator in Edinburgh.

Mr Eccles and Mr Jones, who were among the original five founders of FanDuel in Edinburgh, left following a major investment by private equity firms which have since sold the former to Paddy Power Betfair for $465m.

See also

Eccles: ‘It was time for me to quit FanDuel’

FanDuel founders launch Flick

Paddy Power Betfair acquires FanDuel

FanDuel founders left empty-handed in Paddy Power deal

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