HubDub is a poll company that asks users to make intellectual predictions such as “Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets – who will win?” and “How many times will Obama use the word ‘Change’ in his inauguration speech?” The Scotland-based startup has raised $1.2 million in Series A from venture capitalists in the UK and other angel investors. HubDub receives about 250,000 unique visitors and 100,000 predictions per month.
HubDub also has a partner platform where they add polls to news sites and blogs. Some of their partners include Reuters and The Huffington Post. The more predictions you get right, the more HubDub Dollars you win. The more HubDub Dollars you win, the higher you climb on the leaderboard. And then you win bragging rights.
HubDub is run by Nigel Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Chris Stafford, Rob Jones, and Lesley Eccles.