Edinburgh’s FanDuel hosts online fantasy sports games, including football, baseball and basketball. Fans win cash prizes based on the performance of the real-life players selected for their team. Chief executive Nigel Eccles, 41, co-founded the business in 2009. Since then he has raised almost £250m from investors including KKR and Google Capital and lifted annualised sales to £37.5m in 2015. FanDuel and its competitors in America are facing legal challenges alleging they run gambling rather than games of skill.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank18
CompanyFanDuel
ActivityFantasy sports game developer
LocationEdinburgh
Average 3 year sales growth128.17%
Latest sales £000s†37,485
Staff230
Founded2009
Websitewww.fanduel.co.uk

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