Liz Gannes

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Founded Just 18 Months Ago, DraftKings Picks Up $24M for Fantasy Sports

DraftKings, where you can play fantasy sports for money on a daily basis (legally), has raised a $24 million Series B round led by Redpoint Ventures, with GGV Capital, Atlas Venture, and BDS Ventures, following a $7 million Series A round earlier this year. Founded just last year, DraftKings claims that 75 percent of people who signed up in 2012 were still active in 2013, driven by the continued promise of cash prizes.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik