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Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV) at Startup Grind San Francisco
Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV) at Startup Grind San Francisco
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Justin Kan on letting go and keeping sane
Justin Kan on letting go and keeping sane
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Justin tv
Justin tv's Justin Kan The story of a serial entrepreneur Wizard
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20 minutes with Justin Kan, founder of Justin.TV and Exec
20 minutes with Justin Kan, founder of Justin.TV and Exec
::2013/08/09::
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Alfred Lin with Justin Kan
Alfred Lin with Justin Kan
::2014/07/31::
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Co-founder of Exec Justin Kan on "Valley Girl Show" with Jesse Draper
Co-founder of Exec Justin Kan on "Valley Girl Show" with Jesse Draper
::2013/02/13::
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Justin Kan Live Stream
Justin Kan Live Stream
::2007/04/16::
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Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV) - Selling Twitch
Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV) - Selling Twitch
::2014/09/25::
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Justin Kan, Exec, TwitchTV, and Justin tv and Matt Brezina, Sincerely
Justin Kan, Exec, TwitchTV, and Justin tv and Matt Brezina, Sincerely
::2014/03/19::
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STEM from the Humanities: Justin Kan, Y Combinator
STEM from the Humanities: Justin Kan, Y Combinator
::2014/05/30::
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MGWU Speaker: Justin Kan - Exec
MGWU Speaker: Justin Kan - Exec
::2013/08/02::
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Justin Kan on Traction
Justin Kan on Traction
::2013/12/19::
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This Week in Mobile - Justin Kan of Justin.tv
This Week in Mobile - Justin Kan of Justin.tv
::2010/09/24::
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Justin Kan Live at Gnomedex
Justin Kan Live at Gnomedex
::2007/09/12::
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Justin Kan  of  Justin.TV (Tech)
Justin Kan of Justin.TV (Tech)
::2010/03/17::
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Justin Kan: How I found Exec and Justin.TV
Justin Kan: How I found Exec and Justin.TV
::2013/07/31::
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Justin Kan on the single most important trait of an entrepreneur
Justin Kan on the single most important trait of an entrepreneur
::2013/07/31::
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Justin kan kruipen!
Justin kan kruipen!
::2007/08/08::
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AllThings.tv Interview with Justin Kan of Justin.tv
AllThings.tv Interview with Justin Kan of Justin.tv
::2007/05/15::
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Justin.TV
Justin.TV's Justin Kan and Michael Seibel on Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper (Part 1)
::2012/06/28::
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Justin kan fietsen
Justin kan fietsen
::2008/09/04::
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Justin Kan, YCombinator: Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make
Justin Kan, YCombinator: Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make
::2013/07/31::
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Exitround Founders Roundtable with Josh Felser and Justin Kan
Exitround Founders Roundtable with Josh Felser and Justin Kan
::2014/10/15::
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Justin Kan-Justin.tv & Twitch.tv on NXT CON 2014, 7-8 May @Jakarta
Justin Kan-Justin.tv & Twitch.tv on NXT CON 2014, 7-8 May @Jakarta
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Justin Kan at OnHollywood
Justin Kan at OnHollywood
::2007/05/10::
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Justin.tv Founder Chat with Justin Kan, Charles, Maxime - November 13, 2009
Justin.tv Founder Chat with Justin Kan, Charles, Maxime - November 13, 2009
::2012/04/20::
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e-festival Milano: intervista Justin Kan
e-festival Milano: intervista Justin Kan
::2011/09/19::
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Justin kan zelf staan!
Justin kan zelf staan!
::2007/10/19::
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Justin.tv - Justin Kan and CW podsquaders !
Justin.tv - Justin Kan and CW podsquaders !
::2007/03/30::
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Justin kan fietsen en vallen combineren
Justin kan fietsen en vallen combineren
::2012/05/21::
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Justin Kan: If I was 18 again, I would start Dropbox!
Justin Kan: If I was 18 again, I would start Dropbox!
::2013/07/31::
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Justin.TV
Justin.TV's Justin Kan and Michael Seibel on Valley Girl Show with Jesse Draper (Part 2)
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Lecture 8 - How to Start a Startup
Lecture 8 - How to Start a Startup
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Justin Kan, founder of Justin.TV: The Lessons Learned
Justin Kan, founder of Justin.TV: The Lessons Learned
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Socialcam Interview with Justin Kan
Socialcam Interview with Justin Kan
::2011/03/17::
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Justin kan niet zingen.
Justin kan niet zingen.
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What is Justin Kan
What is Justin Kan's favorite book?
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Interview with Justin Kan
Interview with Justin Kan
::2009/10/29::
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Video Message for Justin Kan
Video Message for Justin Kan
::2014/09/29::
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Ty Downing on Panel With Justin Kan (Justin.tv) Barry James Folsom, CEO, Twirl TV & 21st Century Fox
Ty Downing on Panel With Justin Kan (Justin.tv) Barry James Folsom, CEO, Twirl TV & 21st Century Fox
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JUSTIN KAN ON ASL!
JUSTIN KAN ON ASL!
::2008/03/18::
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Who is Justin Kan???
Who is Justin Kan???
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Justin Kan says Take a look at Wayne
Justin Kan says Take a look at Wayne's beautful profile pic! :)
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JUSTIN KAN, LOST IN PARADISE (AGAIN) WHAT A GOOFBALL
JUSTIN KAN, LOST IN PARADISE (AGAIN) WHAT A GOOFBALL
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Justin kan dansen
Justin kan dansen
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Sam interviews Justin Kan
Sam interviews Justin Kan
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Hoera, Justin kan lopen
Hoera, Justin kan lopen
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Snoop et Justin kan ca pete c Bon
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Justin kan zich niet inhouden
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Justin Kan as the Wedding Guest
Justin Kan as the Wedding Guest
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Justin Kan in 2007.

Justin Kan (born 1983) is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor.[1] He is the co-founder of live video platforms Justin.tv and TwitchTV, as well as the mobile social video application Socialcam.[2] He is a partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator.[3] His attempt to broadcast his entire life at Justin.tv popularized the term "lifecasting".

He also contributes to the technology news site TechCrunch[4] and co-founded Kiko Software, the first ajax based online calendar, with Emmett Shear.[5] Kan graduated from Yale University in 2005 with degrees in physics and philosophy.

Justin.tv[edit]

Main article: Justin.tv

In 2007, Justin Kan and partners Emmett Shear, Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt, started Justin.tv, a 24-7 live video feed of Kan’s life, broadcast via a webcam attached to his head.[6]

Kan’s “lifecasting” lasted about eight months. The novelty of Kan's concept attracted media attention, and resulting interviews with him included one by Ann Curry on the Today Show. Viewers accompanied Kan as he walked the streets of San Francisco, sometimes involved in both pre-planned events (trapeze lesson, dance lesson) and also spontaneous situations (being invited into the local Scientology center by a sidewalk recruiter).

Afterward, the company decided to transition to providing a live video platform so anyone could publish a live video stream. Justin.tv, the platform, launched in 2007[7][8] and was one of the largest live video platforms in the world with more than 30 million unique users every month.

Justin.tv was closed on August 5, 2014, in an effort to focus further on Justin.tv's parent company, Twitch (website).[9][10][11]

Twitch[edit]

Main article: Twitch (website)

After Justin.tv launched in 2006, the site quickly began building subject-specific content categories like Social, Tech, Sports, Entertainment, News & Events, Gaming and others. Gaming, in particular, grew very fast and became the most popular content on the site.[12]

The company then decided to spin off the gaming content under a separate brand at a separate site. They named it TwitchTV, inspired by the term twitch gameplay. It launched officially in public beta on June 6, 2011.

Twitch.TV was acquired by Amazon.com in August 2014 for $970 Million.[13][14]

Socialcam[edit]

Socialcam launched March 7, 2011.[15] Socialcam is a mobile social video application for iPhone and Android. It allows users to capture and share video online and on mobile, as well as via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. On July 17, 2012, Autodesk agreed to acquire Socialcam for $60M.[16]

The application has eclipsed 2 million downloads and has continued to add features list, most notably with the addition of video filters.[17]

Exec[edit]

Justin Kan launched Exec (errand service) on February 29, 2012, a new service to allow anyone to outsource anything you want for $25/hour. Exec was co-founded with his brother Daniel Kan, former head of UserVoice business development, and Stanford graduate Amir Ghazvinian.[18]

Exec was purchased by Handybook, a company founded by Oisin Hanrahan, Umang Dua, Ignacio Leonhardt, and Weina Scott, in an all stock transaction January 2014.[19]

Y Combinator[edit]

Kan became a partner at Y Combinator in March 2014, where he offers advice to the new startups in each batch.[20] He was a member of the first batch of YC-funded startups in 2005 for Kiko Calendar, and was funded by YC again for Justin.tv[3] and Exec.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutcheon, Stephen (2009-06-15). "One man and a cam - web - Technology". Melbourne: theage.com.au. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  2. ^ Friday, February 18th, 2011 (2011-02-18). "Socialcam: A Look At Justin.tv's Upcoming 'Instagram for Video'". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Y Combinator’s latest partners are also alums". VentureBeat. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Justin Kan Posts on TechCrunch". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Kiko | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  6. ^ Guynn, Jessica (2007-03-30). "IT'S JUSTIN, LIVE! ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT! / S.F. startup puts camera on founder's head for real-time feed, and a star is born". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  7. ^ RSS Feed for Liz Gannes Email Liz Gannes Liz Gannes (2007-10-02). "Justin.tv Wins Funding, Opens Platform — Online Video News". Gigaom.com. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  8. ^ Chris Pirillo (2009-04-30). "Grab a webcam and give lifecasting a try". CNN. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  9. ^ "Goodbye from Justin.tv". Justin.TV. 2014-08-05. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  10. ^ Machovech, Sam (2014-08-05). "Streaming video site Justin.tv announces closure effective immediately" (in English). Arstechnica. 
  11. ^ Popper, Ben (2014-08-05). "Justin.tv, the live video pioneer that birthed Twitch, officially shuts down" (in English). The Verge. 
  12. ^ "Live-streaming site Justin.tv buffing up for e-sports channels". VentureBeat. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  13. ^ "Letter from the CEO". Twitch.tv. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  14. ^ Lanxon, Nate (2014-08-25). "Amazon buys Twitch streaming service" (in English). Wired. 
  15. ^ "TwitchTV: Justin.tv’s killer new esports project". The Next Web. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  16. ^ Tam, Donna (July 17, 2012). "Autodesk to buy Facebook favorite Socialcam for $60M". CNET. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  17. ^ Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 (2011-10-05). "Socialcam Crosses 2M Downloads, Adds (Wait For It…) Video Filters!". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  18. ^ "Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs". Forbes. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  19. ^ "Handybook Buys Exec in a Deal for the On-Demand World". The New York Times. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  20. ^ Graham, Paul (2011-06-13). "Welcome Sam, Garry, Emmett, and Justin". Y Combinator Posterous. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  21. ^ "Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs". Forbes. 2012-02-29. 

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