Posted on September 23, 2019 by staff

Flying start for FanDuel co-founder ‘s relationship training app


The co-founder of Scottish tech success story FanDuel has launched a relationship training app.

Lesley Eccles, who set up the fantasy sports unicorn now based in the US with husband Nigel, left FanDuel two years ago.

Now based in New York, the entrepreneur launched Relish, the “first-ever truly customised relationship training app”, in the States last week.

It has already amassed thousands of paying subscribers and plans to launch in the UK by the end of the year.

The app offers users unlimited access to a qualified relationship coach combined with an “actionable, interactive and scientifically-backed” training plan.

Relish employs seven technical staff in Edinburgh, with plans to increase that number, as well as a team of three marketing and coaching staff in New York.

The start-up has been backed with $2.2 million in funding from Trinity Ventures and Bullpen Capital, which invested in FanDuel.

“There’s a wide variety of people that are using it, but the main thing is that they’re looking for is to feel more connected,” Eccles told Scotland on Sunday.

“We’re ambitious and excited about the growth that we’ve seen already [with Relish] and just keen to keep it going.

“If I can make a difference to even a few people’s lives I’ve done what I set out to do. I feel really passionate about the mission.”