FanDuel

  • FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    If you’ve ever played daily fantasy sports you’re familiar with the standard workflow – you browse 5 or 6 sites to research players, switch over to the FanDuel or DraftKings app to pick your lineup, then go right back to switching between those sites to make sure nothing changes before kickoff. FanDuel wants to condense this research into one place, so it’s launching a… Read More

  • Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging

    Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deliveries. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • M&A
    DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

    DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

    DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms that originally announced their intention to merge, have called it quits. This comes a month after the FTC announced they would sue to block the merger to prevent a potential monopoly in the industry, as the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily fantasy sports contests. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

    Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

    The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

    The Federal Trade Commission just announced it will authorize legal action to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites in the U.S. Specifically, the commission will jointly file a complaint with the Attorneys General in California and the District of Columbia seeking a preliminary injection to stop the deal. They will also issue an… Read More

  • FanDuel investor Pentech raises new £88M fund for more early-stage startups

    FanDuel investor Pentech raises new £88M fund for more early-stage startups

    You know it’s spring when VC funds start to announce their new fund raises. But it’s buoying to see a new mid-sized fund appear, which over the years has been highly geared toward early-stage startups just starting out on their journey. Pentech has closed its third fund, saying it was oversubscribed at £88 million, surpassing the original target fund size of £70 million. Read More

  • FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans

    FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans

    If you’re new to daily fantasy sports, playing (and winning) can be daunting — especially when you’re playing stat-heavy sports like baseball. To try to fix this FanDuel is launching a new product called FanDuel Mixup, which aims to make daily fantasy sports more appealing to casual users. First announced in March, Mixup is now available for players starting today. Read More

  • The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

    The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

    While it’s clear that daily fantasy sports games like the ones offered by DraftKings and FanDuel make watching sports more exciting, they aren’t necessarily the best companion if you’re focused on watching one team play. Let’s use The NFL as an example. Any given Sunday your daily fantasy sports team can have players from 9 different teams – potentially… Read More