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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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The Value of Terrible Ideas
The Value of Terrible Ideas
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Alfred Lin with Justin Kan
Alfred Lin with Justin Kan
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Justin tv
Justin tv's Justin Kan The story of a serial entrepreneur Wizard
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Justin Kan on letting go and keeping sane
Justin Kan on letting go and keeping sane
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Exitround Founders Roundtable with Josh Felser and Justin Kan
Exitround Founders Roundtable with Josh Felser and Justin Kan
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Justin Kan Live Stream
Justin Kan Live Stream
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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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Meet the Entrepreneur: Justin Kan of Justin.tv and Twitch
Meet the Entrepreneur: Justin Kan of Justin.tv and Twitch
::2014/10/28::
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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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Justin Kan on Traction
Justin Kan on Traction
::2013/12/19::
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Web Summit 2014 - Geoff Lewis, Mood Rowghani, Justin Kan, Kevin Colleran and Mark Milian
Web Summit 2014 - Geoff Lewis, Mood Rowghani, Justin Kan, Kevin Colleran and Mark Milian
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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 (Twitch; Justin.TV) - Selling Twitch
Justin Kan (Twitch; Justin.TV) - Selling Twitch
::2014/09/25::
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Justin Kan Live at Gnomedex
Justin Kan Live at Gnomedex
::2007/09/12::
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Justin kan niet zingen.
Justin kan niet zingen.
::2014/04/16::
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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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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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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 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.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 kruipen!
Justin kan kruipen!
::2007/08/08::
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Interview with Justin Kan
Interview with Justin Kan
::2009/10/29::
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Justin kan fietsen
Justin kan fietsen
::2008/09/04::
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Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Justin Kan
Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Justin Kan
::2014/12/17::
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Justin Kan at OnHollywood
Justin Kan at OnHollywood
::2007/05/10::
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Justin Kan, Twitch / Justin.TV / Ycombinator | Global Webit Congress 2014
Justin Kan, Twitch / Justin.TV / Ycombinator | Global Webit Congress 2014
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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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Justin.tv Founder Chat with Justin Kan, Charles, Maxime - November 13, 2009
Justin.tv Founder Chat with Justin Kan, Charles, Maxime - November 13, 2009
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Justin kan zelf staan!
Justin kan zelf staan!
::2007/10/19::
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JUSTIN KAN, Twitch/Justin.tv Founder & Partner at Ycombinator  | Global Webit Congress, GWC
JUSTIN KAN, Twitch/Justin.tv Founder & Partner at Ycombinator | Global Webit Congress, GWC '14
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Socialcam Interview with Justin Kan
Socialcam Interview with Justin Kan
::2011/03/17::
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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: If I was 18 again, I would start Dropbox!
Justin Kan: If I was 18 again, I would start Dropbox!
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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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Justin kan fietsen en vallen combineren
Justin kan fietsen en vallen combineren
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e-festival Milano: intervista Justin Kan
e-festival Milano: intervista Justin Kan
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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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STEM from the Humanities: Justin Kan, Y Combinator
STEM from the Humanities: Justin Kan, Y Combinator
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What is Justin Kan
What is Justin Kan's favorite book?
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JUSTIN KAN ON ASL!
JUSTIN KAN ON ASL!
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Justin Kan  of  Justin.TV (Tech)
Justin Kan of Justin.TV (Tech)
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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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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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Video Message for Justin Kan
Video Message for Justin Kan
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MGWU Speaker: Justin Kan - Exec
MGWU Speaker: Justin Kan - Exec
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Sam interviews Justin Kan
Sam interviews Justin Kan
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Justin Kan as the Wedding Guest
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Justin Kan
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Justin Kan in 2007
Born 1983 (age 30–31)

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.[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 (June 15, 2009). "One man and a cam – web – Technology". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Socialcam: A Look At Justin.tv's Upcoming 'Instagram for Video'". TechCrunch. February 18, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Y Combinator's latest partners are also alums". VentureBeat. June 13, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Justin Kan Posts on TechCrunch". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kiko | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Guynn, Jessica (March 30, 2007). "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". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ RSS Feed for Liz Gannes Email Liz Gannes Liz Gannes (October 2, 2007). "Justin.tv Wins Funding, Opens Platform – Online Video News". Gigaom.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Chris Pirillo (April 30, 2009). "Grab a webcam and give lifecasting a try". CNN. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goodbye from Justin.tv". Justin.TV. August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ Machovech, Sam (August 5, 2014). "Streaming video site Justin.tv announces closure effective immediately". Arstechnica. 
  11. ^ Popper, Ben (August 5, 2014). "Justin.tv, the live video pioneer that birthed Twitch, officially shuts down". The Verge. 
  12. ^ "Live-streaming site Justin.tv buffing up for e-sports channels". VentureBeat. March 10, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Letter from the CEO". Twitch.tv. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Lanxon, Nate (August 25, 2014). "Amazon buys Twitch streaming service". Wired. 
  15. ^ "TwitchTV: Justin.tv’s killer new esports project". The Next Web. June 6, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  16. ^ Tam, Donna (July 17, 2012). "Autodesk to buy Facebook favorite Socialcam for $60M". CNET. Retrieved July 23, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Socialcam Crosses 2M Downloads, Adds (Wait For It…) Video Filters!". TechCrunch. October 5, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs". Forbes. February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Handybook Buys Exec in a Deal for the On-Demand World". The New York Times. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  20. ^ Graham, Paul (June 13, 2011). "Welcome Sam, Garry, Emmett, and Justin". Y Combinator Posterous. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs". Forbes. February 29, 2012. 

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