Episode 201: Paul Liberman - Co-Founder, DraftKings


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It’s 2021 - Happy New Year to everyone! We are kicking off the new year with an amazing episode, as my guest is Paul Liberman, President, Global Technology and Products & Co-Founder of DraftKings. The story of DraftKings has all the twists and turns of a Hollywood movie. It has the classic beginning of three co-founders looking to radically transform an industry, but this story is not a linear path. Along the way, there were so many obstacles to overcome which we discuss like regulatory changes, raising massive amounts of venture funding, a fierce battle against the competition for market share, scaling to a public offering, and more! We also have a deep discussion about their tech and platform, which is incredibly complex and it operates at a massive scale. In addition, we also cover: * A fun recent story featuring Michael Jordan, who was recently announced as a special advisor to the company’s board of directors. * Paul’s background story, including immigrating to the US from Russia at a young age * His experience at Vistaprint where he met Jason Robins and Matt Kalish, the two other co-founders of DraftKings. * A look into DraftKings’ culture and hiring plans ahead. * Hiring advice at different stages of a company * And so much more. If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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