How this guy scored a 1 up in the gaming industry after being laid off twice

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It was deja vu for Mike Taramykin when he was laid off from fantasy sports company FanDuel Inc. last year.

A year before FanDuel hired Taramykin for an executive vice president role for its Orlando office, he was laid off from mobile gaming studio Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA). But instead of searching for another job after the recent layoff, Taramykin decided to step into the entrepreneur role again to start his own gaming company.