Justin Kan is an entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Justin.tv which is now Twitch.tv. He has now turned to creating more content online like vlogs and podcasts. Justin is also an angel investor, which is how James and Justin met. Justin was one of the first investors in James former company, Tilt. On todays episode, James and Justin speak about having a higher purpose for your work and being passionate about your startup. They also speak about Justin leaving Silicon Valley, where he has been living, and his future plans. To conclude the episode, James and Justin speak about what they look for in founders, when it comes to investing in startups.
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About your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line.
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