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BirthplaceSouth Carolina


Stanford University, BS
Computer Systems Engineering

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Justin Smith

Justin is an entrepreneur with particular interests in media and social utilities.

Most recently, Justin founded Inside Network, which raised no outside funding and was acquired by WebMediaBrands (Nasdaq: WEBM) for $14 million in cash and stock in 2011, where he is currently a board member & advisor.

Inside Network is the original and leading provider of information, data, and research on the Facebook platform, social gaming, and mobile application ecosystems. Inside Network produces AppData, Inside Facebook, Inside Social Games, Inside Mobile Apps, and Inside Network Research. Thousands of developers, marketers, investors, and analysts rely on Inside Network daily.

Previously, Justin served as Head of Product at Kabam (formerly Watercooler), one of the earliest developers on the Facebook Platform. As Head of Product, he was responsible for product management and user growth across all product lines. During this time, Watercooler applications were installed by Facebook users multiple tens of millions of times. Prior to Kabam, he was an early employee at Xfire, a social utility for online gamers that was acquired by Viacom.

Justin grew up in South Carolina and moved to Silicon Valley to go to Stanford in 2000.

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