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March 2, 2022

Ep. 15 - Brandon Stakenborg, Underdog Fantasy


Ep. 15 introduces you to Brandon Stakenborg, co-founder and CEO of Underdog Fantasy, which is bringing fun, approachable contests and games to the masses.

Hear him discuss:

  • The story of his former company Draft, which was acquired by Paddy Power Betfair for $48 million
  • Why "getting the band back together" from Draft was a no-brainer, and how that has helped them accelerate progress with Underdog
  • The buy-versus-build decision that led to Underdog's acquisition of sports betting platform provider GOAT Gaming in September 2021
  • How Underdog is thinking about being "like a game studio" that continuously innovates and incubates new product concepts
  • The experience raising their Series A from investors such as Mark Cuban and Kevin Durant, and what they are hearing from investors now as they raise a Series B
  • His experience transitioning from iOS developer to CEO, and stepping up from an individual contributor to a manager

 

Learn More:

➡️  Underdog Fantasy website

➡️  Brandon Stakenborg on Linkedin