Former COO at Sorare and BetMGM
While success often stems from building the best solution, just as often it comes down to stumbling upon a great problem to solve. “So much of everything is timing and luck,” Spoon said.
Spoon was ‘fortunate’ enough to come of age in a world where the college athletics recruiting process revolved around phone calls–a process he experienced firsthand when he was recruited to swim for Duke. This led to his founding of beRecruited, an online recruiting platform designed to connect high school athletes and collegiate coaches.
Since then, he’s parlayed his incredible knack for timing into a 20+ year career that has included overseeing ESPN’s entry into mobile, live streaming, and fantasy football, MGM’s foray into online gaming, and the growth of startup Sorare into the leading NFT-based sports game across soccer, NBA, and MLB.