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Justin Kan

Justin Kan is an entrepreneur, Web developer, and the ‘Justin’ of [Justin.tv].

Justin.tv started when Justin Kan and Emmett Shear took on the challenge of broadcasting one person’s life 24/7.

Being web developers, they recruited co-founders Michael Seibel and Kyle Vogt to run the business and build a live streaming video camera. For investment, they spoke with Paul Graham of Y-Combinator (an investor in their previous start-up) and raised seed capital.

The Justin.tv website launched in March of 2007.

Prior to Justin.tv, Justin Kan and his fellow co-founders created a calendar startup called Kiko, which was also YC-backed and sold to eBay in 2006.

He is currently working on a new mobile video application called Socialcam.

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Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
LE TOTE 8/2013Seed$1.75M14
Socialcam 4/2012Angel36
ZeroCater 8/2011Venture Round$1.5M15
Parse 8/2011Angel$1.5M15

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  1. Techcrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. ZeroCater Raises $1.5 Million For No-Hassle Office Lunches (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. YC-Funded Parse: A Heroku For Mobile Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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