Justin Kan

  • Justin Kan’s new startup Atrium is raising $10 million to disrupt the legal industry

    Justin Kan’s new startup Atrium is raising $10 million to disrupt the legal industry

    Justin Kan wants to change the legal industry, and has gathered a team together to do just that. According to sources his newest startup, called Atrium, is also actively fundraising and looking to raise $10 million for its initial round of funding. Read More

  • Crunch Report | So Hype for Hyperloop

    We get first looks at the DevLoop being built out in the Nevada desert, Justin Kan launches Zero-F, a startup incubator, Goodyear’s tire concept can read the road and adapt and Bose and Doppler get into a lawsuit. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

    Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

    Serial entrepreneur Justin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program. The venture is called Zero-F — think ‘zero to funding’ — and the idea, Kan told TechCrunch, is to take a very hands-on approach to building new startups in Silicon… Read More

  • Justin Kan launches video Q&A app Whale

    Justin Kan launches video Q&A app Whale

    Justin Kan, YC Partner, serial entrepreneur and one of the internet’s most-loved reality stars, has started another venture in the form of Whale, a video Q&A app. Whale lets users post questions and enter into a one-to-one video conversation with an influencer or expert who can offer up the perfect answer. Those videos answers are then recorded and added to a library of existing… Read More

  • Justin Kan accepts Y Combinator Fellowship pitches over Snapchat

    Justin Kan accepts Y Combinator Fellowship pitches over Snapchat

    One of the latest Snapchat trends (at least in our little tech bubble) is venture capitalists using the social media platform as a way to dish out advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. People like Mark Suster, Gary Vaynerchuk and Justin Kan preach on topics ranging from how to ask for an email intro to the importance of physical activity for startup founders. But here’s the thing —… Read More

  • Y Combinator gets friendlier by naming Justin Kan as new spokesperson

    Y Combinator gets friendlier by naming Justin Kan as new spokesperson

    People often misunderstand Y Combinator’s accelerator, with its broad range of startups that sometimes pivot before launch. That’s in part because YC’s president and spokesperson Sam Altman is too busy to tell its stories over and over, and he’s more of a techie type than a polished press liaison. So today, Altman handed the spokesperson reins to Justin Kan, one of… Read More

  • Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On Snapchat

    Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On Snapchat

    Justin Kan, the founder of Justin.tv — the online video portal that eventually became video game streaming giant Twitch — is restarting the service on Snapchat 18 months after it was shut down. Read More

  • Garry Tan Says Goodbye to Y Combinator

    Garry Tan Says Goodbye to Y Combinator

    Garry Tan is leaving the accelerator and investment firm Y Combinator after a four-year stint with the outfit. Tan had previously cofounded the easy-to-use blogging service Posterous, which was backed by Y Combinator and acquired by Twitter in 2012. (It was later shuttered.) Tan joined Y Combinator in 2011 as a designer in residence but was quickly promoted to partner. He said in… Read More

  • Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music

    Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music

    Music, music everywhere, but what song should I pick? Dance music fans have it particularly tough when it comes to discovery. Spotify’s 100% legal catalogue lacks tons of cool, unofficial remixes and mixsets, while SoundCloud’s limited curation make sorting through the jumble of sporadically released tracks a chore. If only someone would build a Digg/Reddit/Hacker News/Product Hunt… Read More