Best Sports Betting Startups Hiring (2024)

Best Sports Betting Startups Hiring (2024)

The sports betting industry is booming, creating exciting opportunities for professionals.

As legalization expands in the U.S., the ecosystem is seeing a rise in startups looking for talented folks like you to help fuel its growth.

So, to save you the time, I’ve put together the top sports betting startups in 2024.

This includes the names you may already know, but also very exciting startups underpinning the whole entire betting ecosystem, from betting odds providers, fintech names, analytics creator, and so much more.

Links to apply below.

Let’s dive in.

1. PrizePicks

Year Founded: 2015

# of Employees: 440

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA

Funding: $10.24M

Specialty: Sportsbook

Website: PrizePicks

PrizePicks is the fastest-growing sports company in North America according to the 2023 Inc. 5000 rankings, two years running, and the largest independent skill-based fantasy sports operator in the country. The company was recently recognized as the Fantasy Sports Business of the Year Award by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association and as the Fantasy/DFS Operator of the Year by EGR North America. PrizePicks is a fun, fast, and simple version of daily fantasy sports, covering a wide variety of sports leagues from the NFL and NBA to esports titles League of Legends, Counter-Strike & Valorant.

PrizePicks is backed by Phoenix Capital Ventures, Astralis Capital, The Player’s Impact with advisors like Tracy McGrady and Gabby Douglas, and individuals such as quarterback Matt Ryan, former FOX Sports Digital and Yahoo! Sports head David Katz, and many others.

Click here to apply to PrizePicks

2. Stake.com

Year Founded: 2017

# of Employees: Undisclosed

Headquarters: Willemstad, Curaçao

Funding: Undisclosed

Specialty: Crypto Sportsbook

Website: Stake

Stake is a developer of a cryptocurrency-based casino gaming platform that offers users a variety of Bitcoin-based casino games like Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, and Slots. The platform also allows users to play with Ethereum and Litecoin, providing a diverse and engaging gaming experience. Stake operates in the B2C space within the High Tech, Media & Entertainment, and Blockchain Technology market segments. Another fun fact is that it is Drake’s favorite betting platform

Apply to Stake.com here

3. Draftea

Year Founded: 2021

# of Employees: 70

Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico

Funding: $37.2M

Specialty: Daily Fantasy App

Website: Draftea

Draftea is the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform in the Spanish-speaking world. It allows users to create their own dream team and win money while competing against others.

Sports fans can enter Draftea, draft a lineup, enter a contest and win prizes. They choose their players, based on their knowledge of the game, build their fantasy team and earn points every time players score goals, complete passes, or even keep a clean sheet in real matches.

Draftea has raised over $30 million from athletes including Cristiano Ronaldo, Travis Kelce, Kevin Durant, and venture capital firms Sequoia, Kaszek, Courtside, and Bullpen Capital.

Click here to apply to Draftea

4. Underdog Fantasy

Year Founded: 2020

# of Employees: 316

Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY

Funding: $45M

Specialty: Daily Fantasy App

Website: Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy is one of the fastest-growing sports gaming companies in the market. Their mission is to build innovative games and products for American sports fans.

Founded in 2020, Underdog's team built three of today's most widely played fantasy games and successfully launched the largest contest in the history of fantasy sports: a $15M NFL Best Ball tournament.

As of 2023, the company has raised over $45M from investors including BlackRock-managed accounts, Acies Investments, Mark Cuban, Kevin Durant, Trae Young, Odell Beckham Jr., Breon Corcoran (ex-CEO Paddy Power Betfair/Flutter), Mitch Garber, Eilers & Krejcik, Liontree Partners, Kevin Carter, Mark Pincus (founder of Zynga), SV Angel, The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Steve Aoki, Nas, and Future.

Apply here to work at Underdog Fantasy

5. Betr

Year Founded: 2020

# of Employees: 137

Website: Betr

Headquarters: Miami, FL

Funding: $105M

Specialty: Sportsbook

Website: Betr 

Betr is the first direct-to-consumer micro-betting focused sports betting company. Its platform allows users to bet on every moment of live sporting events, such as every pitch, at-bat, play, and drive. Betr has also launched a new media venture for the next generation of sports fans.

As of today, Betr has 956.8K TikTok followers, 264K Instagram followers, and 91.9K Twitter followers. Oh also, its founder is Jake Paul.

Click here to apply to Betr

6. Mojo

Year Founded: 2020

# of Employees: 144

Headquarters: New York, NY

Funding: $103M

Specialty: Betting Software

Website: Mojo

Mojo is a B2B early-stage startup at the intersection of sports, entertainment, finance, and online betting. Their core product is Archie, the company's in-house proprietary pricing engine, which delivers probability-based odds with unmatched liquidity. 

Mojo was founded by a team of legendary entrepreneurs, including Marc Lore and former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. The team has raised capital from both institutional and angel investors including Thrive Capital, Tiger Global, Fin Capital, and Courtside Ventures

Apply here to work at Mojo

7. Smarkets

Year Founded: 2008

# of Employees: 82

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Funding: $15.58M

Speciality: Sportsbook

Website: Smarkets 

Smarkets offers a person-to-person prediction-based betting exchange platform with way better odds than traditional sports betting. The company operates two main products: the Smarkets exchange, a betting exchange and prediction market platform, and SBK, an app that provides industry-disrupting odds by drawing prices from the exchange.

Today, Smarkets has processed billions of pounds in traded volume annually for over 200,000 customers.

Apply to Smarkets here

8. Prove Identity

Year Founded: 2008

# of Employees: 414

Headquarters: New York, NY

Funding: $274.83

Specialty: Betting Software

Website: Prove Identity 

Prove is the modern way for businesses to enable their customers to prove their identities. Prove offers phone-centric solutions that enable its customers to acquire new consumers and engage with their existing consumers by removing friction while increasing security and enhancing consumer privacy & consumer choice. 

Prove's solutions are used by more than 1,000 businesses across diversified industries. Customers include FanDuel, BetMGM, Uber, Zelle, American Express, and many more

Apply to Prove Identity here

9. Radar

Year Founded: 2016

# of Employees: 140

Headquarters: New York, NY

Funding: $85.7M

Speciality: Betting Software

Website: Radar

Radar aims to connect the digital and physical worlds with location infrastructure for every product and service. The company has successfully developed a cost-effective and developer-friendly GeoComply alternative. They are the geolocation provider for sports betting and gambling companies like Sleeper & Fliff.

Apply to Radar here

10. Fliff

Year Founded: 2020

# of Employees: 26

Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA

Funding: $14.97M

Speciality: Sportsbook 

Website: Fliff

Fliff offers a unique social sports betting experience by combining elements of social gaming with traditional sports betting. By pairing the social treasures of sports gaming with limitless rewards, sports fans can sweat the game without sweating the losses.

Click here to apply to jobs at Fliff

11. Swish Analytics

Year Founded: 2014

# of Employees: 50

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA,

Funding: $29.3M

Specialty: Betting Analytics

Website: Swish Analytics

Swish Analytics is a company that specializes in sports analytics and predictive modeling. Their services are designed to cater to the needs of sports bettors, daily fantasy sports (DFS) players. They believe that odds making is a challenge rooted in engineering, mathematics, and sports betting expertise; not intuition.

Apply to Swish Analytics here

13. SimpleBet

Year Founded: 2018

# of Employees: 114

Headquarters: New York, NY

Funding: $91.69M

Speciality: Betting Software

Website: SimpleBet

SimpleBet provides a platform that allows users to place micro-bets on various aspects of a game in real-time. SimpleBet's technology leverages machine learning and automation to offer these micro-betting opportunities.

Click here to apply to SimpleBet

14. Midnite

Year Founded: 2018

# of Employees: 51

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Funding: $31.55M

Speciality: Sportsbook

Website: Midnite

Midnite offers a wide array of betting options on popular sports and esports events. With features like competitive odds, live streaming, and detailed game statistics. The company is also tailoring its offering to a new generation of bettors. Midnite also focus a lot on compliance and user safety

Apply to jobs at Midnite here

15. Xtremepush

Year Founded: 2012

# of Employees: 82

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

Funding: $38.09M

Specialty: Betting Software

Website: Xtremepush

Xtremepush is the leading CRM and Loyalty Marketing solution for the sports betting and iGaming world, enabling companies to leverage real-time data, AI, and gamification to turn visitors into loyal customers. With a true Single Customer View at its core, Xtremepush provides actionable customer intelligence that drives engagement, conversion, and revenue across all channels, while putting customer retention first.

Apply to Xtremepush here

16. Sleeper

Year Founded: 2014

# of Employees: 109 

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

Funding: $67.29M

Speciality: Daily Fantasy App

Website: Sleeper

Sleeper is a fantasy sports app focused on bringing people together through sports and gaming. It has fantasy leagues covering the NFL, NBA, college basketball and League of Legends. Today, Sleeper has become the fastest organically growing fantasy platform in the world, while earning some of the highest levels of engagement per user in the industry.

Click here to apply to Sleeper

Conclusion

The booming sports betting industry is filled with opportunities, and these startups are leading innovation and growth. Whether you are looking to break into the industry or just exploring what's out there, I hope this list helps you gain a better understanding of the sports betting startup ecosystem and how diverse it is.

Want to stay up to date on job opening alerts? Follow WagerPager on LinkedIn and X for new openings, career advice, industry news, and so much more.

Follow the authors, Bahram, on LinkedIn and X and Royce on LinkedIn.