Justin Kan is a 35-year-old Entrepreneur and investor based in America best known as the co-founder of ‘Twitch.tv’ and ‘Justin.tv,’ two live video chat platforms. He is also the developer of ‘Socialcam,’ which is a mobile video application. He is somewhere or the other the reason for the popularization of the term “lifecasting” after he attempted to broadcast his life on ‘Justin.tv.’
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Justin Kan was born in the year 1983. His place of birth is Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. He was always a bright student, and after passing out from high school, he went to attend Yale University. He got his degree in physics and philosophy after graduating from there in the year 2005.
His interests, in education and otherwise as well, are quite contrasting yet intriguing. After the big deal with Amazon, in which he sold ‘Twitch’ for $970 million, he became a prominent internet and tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. He has been living in San Francisco for the past twelve years in the posh Duboce Triangle neighborhood with his fiancee and two brothers.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 16 July 1983, Justin Kan is 37 years old as of today’s date 8th September 2020. His height is 1.80 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.
Justin Kan started ‘Justin.tv’ in 2007 with his other three partners- Michael Seibel, Emmett Shear, and Kyle Vogt. It was a live video platform firstly used by Justin himself to broadcast his life live for the entire world to see with the help of a webcam attached to his head. People could see him travelling in San Francisco, visiting various events, and hanging out with different people.
It was one of its kind, and until then, nobody had dared to venture into that department. The project garnered quite some attention, and the company launched a live video platform in 2007 so that the common mass could broadcast parts of their lives.
The company saw an incoming of more than 30 million various users every month making ‘Justin.tv.’ One of the largest live video platforms. It was shut down on 5th August 2014 in order to focus on its parent company called ‘Twitch.’
When ‘Justin.tv’ grew, it differentiated its content in order for it to be an organized and easy experience for the user. All the content was divided under tags, like social, tech, sports, gaming, etc. Gaming was the most popular option, and hence, it was decided to make an individual site for the gaming content, which is why ‘Twitch.tv.’ came into the origin and was launched for the general public on 6th June 2011.
Justin’s biggest deal came in from Amazon when the company bought ‘Twitch.tv’ for $970 million. Justin is also the developer of ‘socialism,’ which is a social video application for both iPhone and Android. It came out on 7th March 2011 and was canceled on 28th October 2015 by Autodesk.
Justin Kan partnered up further with his brother, Daniel Kan, and a Stanford graduate, Amir Ghazvinian, for Exec, which is an errand service launched by him on the 29th of February, 2012. The company was sold to HandyBook in January 2014. Apart from these, he is further connected to many more such companies and services. Thus, making him an ever-expanding entrepreneur.
Awards & Achievement
● Founded Kiko, the first web calendar to grace the internet.
● Founded Justin.tv, a first one of a kind live video streaming platform.
● Founded Socialcam, a first one of a kind live mobile video sharing platform
● In 2012, Justin Kan sold off Socialcam to Autodesk for $60 million.
● Founded Twitch, a first one of a kind video game streaming platform.
● In 2014, Justin Kan sold off Twitch to a business giant Amazon for $970 million.
● For the duration of his time at Ycombinator, he funded more than 130 startups and aided in the development and branding of over 900 companies.
Net Worth & Salary of Justin Kan in 2020
Justin Kan’s business endeavors have established him as a Silicon Valley mogul. His personal assets include his investments and startups. Justin Kan’s current net worth is $120 million as of September 2020.
Justin Kan’s story is an inspiration for all. A first-generation Chinese American, he has truly paved the way for immigrant families. His artistic, entrepreneurial endeavors, coupled with his investing skills, has set his name up in the entrepreneurial Hall of fame.