Today’s guest, Erik Groset – Co-founder of Fantasy Sports Company and CEO of BetFully, is a friend of mine from San Diego. He’s a cool founder – a grinder, and CEO of a portfolio company in our fund – Social Leverage Fund II. I met Erik while still living in Coronado, back in the dog days of sports betting legal battles as everyone was trying to get gambling approved. Erik survived building a cash flow business around the edges with BetFully, which is why I wanted to talk with him about what it’s like being a successful founder.
In addition, I wanted him to give us the lay of the land on this inflation apocalypse he’s worried about as the summer of 2022 rages on. Founders everywhere are worried about layoffs, and there’s a lot of young money in the market over the last 10 years – Erik has been through a few cycles, so we catch up to share some wisdom for other founders out there. I really think you’ll enjoy this episode, so have a listen. One fun fact, Erik has also written a children’s book – Bruce the Lumberjack: Fun Interactive Bedtime Book for Toddlers