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The Big Data Behind Fantasy Sports: Q&A with Valéry Bollier, CEO of Oulala

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While the gaming industry is rarely associated with big data science, Valéry Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti challenge the statement, explaining the ins and outs of creating a massively popular fantasy football company Oulala based on complex mathematical matrix and numerous statistical variables. Learn about…

Inspiration

7 Things Fantasy Sports Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

It’s mid-November: you stare into your computer screen dejectedly after another Sunday has passed. Your big name draftees have all underperformed again. Your  season is over; the hole is too deep overcome. You sulk back into your chair, wanting to keep playing but knowing…

Entrepreneur

Fantasy Football’s History is a Metaphor for Your Startup

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

The official kickoff for the 2015 NFL season is right around the corner, we’re burning through preseason, but right now it’s all about fantasy football drafts. Literally everybody’s doing it: all you need is a laptop, internet, and one of the many free platforms…

Culture

Startups: Creating Your Early Team is Like Drafting for Fantasy Football

By | Nov 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

Mike Collett, CoFounder and Managing Partner at Promus Ventures, and apparent fantasy football fan, shared this blog post comparing a fantasy football draft to the hiring of an early team at a startup. I happen to be personally interested in how crucial early team formation is, and I…

News

Win Money While Watching Football This Thanksgiving

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece, and I don’t guarantee that you’ll actually win any money – but I hope you do! This year at Thanksgiving I’ll be incredibly thankful for football. Hell, every Sunday morning I’m thankful for football (aka RedZone), but this…

Business

Las Vegas

Skip ESPN and Yahoo for Fantasy Football This Year: Go Dumpster Fire

By | Jul 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Summer is almost halfway over, but don’t let that darker your spirits my friends. We still have plenty of sunshine, beaches, and great movies to come. And if you’re like me, the end of summer isn’t really disappointing because the fall has an abundant…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

Fantasy Football for Politics; An Interview With Fantasy Politics CEO Aaron Michel

By | May 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I used to suffer from severe fantasy football addiction.  I still do, I just used to, too. As someone who knows the compulsive qualities of fantasy sports first hand, there is a tendency to start seeing the world through the lens of occupational statistics….