Startups, Shutdowns, & Selling for $1B

Date TBA


Josh Constine


Justin Kan

Goat Capital

Justin Kan strapped a camera to his head in 2007 and invented livestreaming. 7 years later, his company Twitch was acquired by Amazon for $1 billion. How did Kan go from experimenting with his friends to building one of the most iconic companies in gaming? What did it feel like to wake up one morning at Burning Man with so many extra commas in his bank account? And how did he deal with the failure of his other startups like on-demand assistant app Exec or his law firm Atrium after it raised $75M? Come learn to dream up business ideas, persuade investors, and change the world of media while handling the pressure of being a founder. In this talk with SignalFire VC and ex-TechCrunch editor Josh Constine, Justin Kan will share his journey to helping millions of creators find their voice.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Startups
Level: Beginner