Lesley Eccles – When Founding Another Global Startup was…
Have you ever felt totally blindsided or cheated?
That’s exactly what happened to our guest this week who spent more than ten years building a startup into a huge success, only to find the company sold by the other investors without receiving a cent. Just two years later the business was valued at over 11 billion dollars!
There’s no doubt that serial Scottish entrepreneur Lesley Eccles has ridden the startup rollercoaster on a grand scale. What we find so incredible and inspiring is how she’s bounced back from the devastating loss of her and her co-founders’ first business hit, FanDuel, to focus on starting a business all over again.
Lesley says she felt she had no alternative but to start from scratch again – but this time she’s brought her knowledge of running and scaling a technology business to build the number one relationship and self care app, Relish.
As Lesley shares her fascinating journey you’ll learn how:
- Lesley, her husband and their 3 other co-founders weren’t sure if their start up would be successful until they were 7 years in
- How their team, headquartered in Scotland, managed to become successful in the US market of fantasy sports building a team of 500 employees with 6million users
- What lessons Lesley learnt as a result of the gut-wrenching sale of FanDuel
- And why Relish is all about making the world a happier place.
Lesley’s story and lessons really are remarkable so don’t miss this episode with the resilient and gutsy Lesley Eccles.