Nigel Eccles Portrait
I recently had the pleasure of shooting (for the second time around) the lovely Nigel Eccles, FanDuel CEO & Co-founder, in their Edinburgh Offices.
According to Wikipedia "FanDuel is a web-based fantasy sports premium game and the largest company in the relatively new Daily Fantasy Sports concept." What wiki doesn't say is that FandDuel was born and funded right here in Scotland. Now as an Australian I do have to say this very quietly, I don't really go in for 'organised sports,' ssssshhhhh they'd take my passport for that kind of talk. I'll happily cheer on Scotland or Australia or anyone playing the English (*joke!) but I'm not a sports follower per se, so the strategies behind FanDuel are well beyond me. However, as an example of how technology can deliver incredible global success from a simple idea born here in wee Scotland, FanDuel are a team I'll totally cheer for. Yay team!
* Totally not a joke...